• Russia loses its ‘killer’ satellite

    The satellite of the Russian Defense Ministry Kosmos-2521, that was launched in 2017, has left its orbit and is no longer performing its functions, reports TASS news agency citing the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). According to the N2YO tracker, which is tracking the location of satellites in real-time, the Russian satellite has disintegrated.

    The last time that Kosmos satellite was observed was on the night of September 12, when its orbital apogee was equal to 126 …

  • Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation carries out searches at Poroshenko’s bank

    The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) conducted searches in the International Investment Bank (IIB), the main stakeholder of which is the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine news agency, citing the press service of the SBI.

    Operational and investigative actions are carried out as part of the investigation of the sale of the shipbuilding and armament company, the Kuznya na Rybalskomu plant, reports the SBI.

    A former deputy head in the …

  • Estonian President: Russia's actions in Donbas and Crimea cannot be accepted

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid stated that Ukraine and the international community should look for ways to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, and the recent exchange of prisoners with Russia can be "a remarkable step in this process," reports the press service of the  Ukrainian President.

    "But this cannot happen at the cost of Ukraine's sovereignty," said Kaljulaid at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on September 13. The Estonian President also …

  • Ukrainian President: elections in Donbas will be held after withdrawal of Russian troops

    At a press briefing, after a meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that local elections in the Donbas would be held after the withdrawal of the Russian troops. Ukrainian President also added that he will be able to give more information only after reaching the agreement in the Normandy format talks.

    Answering the question, whether the withdrawal of troops would precede the elections, Zelensky said: "Yes. Is there another option?" Zelensky …

  • Russia,Turkey and Iran to decide the fate of Idlib at the summit in Astana

    The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia will meet in Ankara on Monday as part of the Astana process, with the three countries holding regular meetings in an attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict, reports the Voice of America.

    The fate of the last rebel stronghold in Idlib is expected to be the main topic.

    As Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, Ankara warns of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

    In recent weeks, Syrian regime forces have been mercilessly attacking rebel positions in …

  • Head of Donetsk People's Republic: integration with Russia is a priority

    The chairman of the self-proclaimed  Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, said that republic considers integration with Russia as its primary goal.

    "We have only one task - maximum integration of DPR into the Russian Federation. The perfect scenario would be to become a part of Russia as a federal district. And the people from the Donbas show so much patience about this," said Pushilin.

    According to him, residents of the Donbas "are optimistic" about the signing of the decree on …

  • Russia: The risk of unintentional nuclear war is real

    The collapse of the Russian-American nuclear arms control system makes nuclear war a real threat, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Thursday.

    The Russian politician asserts that it is exclusively western countries that are to blame for breaching the bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaties and creating the threat of an exchange of nuclear attacks. The West’s policy of “scrapping” the mechanisms that were developed over decades is “deliberate”, he says.

    “The negative …

  • Russian press: Su-57’s flaws make it useless

    Although Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighters are competitively priced, neither China nor Iran are interested in them, and not even Turkey, which recently expressed admiration of the Su-57, writes the Russian news agency Svobodnaya Pressa (Free Press). According to the columnists, the primary reason for this aversion is the fighter’s large number of shortcomings.

    Development of the Su-57 began well over ten years ago, and the fighters have been showcased and tested, and even begun serial …

  • Russia asks Interpol for alleged CIA spy Smolenkov’s whereabouts in US

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has contacted Interpol in connection with former Russian presidential administration employee Oleg Smolenkov showing up in the US. Recently there have been reports in the media that the former Russian diplomat was actually a CIA agent who was exfiltrated to the US for his own safety. In Russia, he was considered missing.

    “A Russian citizen disappeared in a foreign country along with his family. On this matter, as far as we know, a criminal case was immediately …

  • US State Department approves $141.5 million to Ukraine for rifles and grenade launchers

    On September 12, the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper said that the US State Department approved the allocation of 141.5 million dollars to strengthen Ukraine's security and defense, reports the Voice of America citing the Defense News publication. The money will be used to buy sniper rifles and grenade launchers.

    It is noted that this amount is provided additionally to $250 million assistance for the defense, that was granted earlier by the US …