• NATO doubts Russia will fulfill the terms of the Minsk Agreements

    Changing the intensity of the conflict is the Russia's way to demonstrate its power, General Breedlove stated.

    Breedlove, the U.S. European Command General and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, does not believe that Putin intends to implement the Minsk agreement.

    The probability that the Kremlin will fulfill its commitments by the end of the year is negligible,  said Breedlove at a press conference on Wednesday, December 2.

    "It is unlikely that we can get everything Putin …

  • ISIS oil smuggled though Turkey is consumed in Israel

    An Israel Business portal, Globe, reported that Israel is one of the biggest consumers of ISIS oil.According to Globes, Kurdish and Turkish smugglers buy oil from the Islamic State, transport it through Iraq and Syria and then re-sell to the third countries. Globe confirmed that Israel is one of the main consumers. Jihadists’ oil is extracted from fields in the Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr and oil regions of northwestern Iraq. The fuel is transported through the Kurdish town, Zaha, which is …

  • John Kerry calls on Russia to withdraw from eastern Ukraine

    Speaking at the annual ministerial council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a two-day session held in Belgrade, Serbia, the U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry called on Russia to withdraw its troops and equipment from eastern Ukraine so a peace deal can take effect by the end of the year.

    “This is the time for concrete steps to end this disastrous and unnecessary conflict, and begin the process of rebuilding in Ukraine’s east,” Kerry said.

    Russian Foreign …

  • U.S. Missile Cruiser USS Ross to enter the Black Sea.

    According to the reports by the US Navy 6th Fleet, USS Ross will enter the Black Sea on Thursday to promote peace and stability in the region and enhance cooperation with "allies and partners."

    Earlier in October, the USS Ross intercepted a ballistic missile as a part of exercises testing the first part of the US missile shield in Europe.

    The Black Sea is adjacent to countries with tense relations, in particular Ukraine, Russia and Turkey.

    The USS Ross is an Arleigh Burke-class guided …

  • Vega rocket with Ukrainian engine successfully launched

    A Vega rocket powered by a Ukrainian made engine successfully launched from the European spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana on Thursday morning.The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission launched atop a Vega rocket begins a year-long mission to demonstrate technologies that could be used for future missions to observe gravity waves.Ukrainian RD-869 engine was originally developed for the post-boost stage of the R-36M2 missile. 

    LISA Pathfinder was the sixth launch for the four-stage …