Russian billionaire warns of economic collapse caused by Russia’s isolation

Russia is critically dependent on exports and imports, and economic isolation will be a "disaster", said the chairman of the board of directors of the Russian conglomerate Severstal, the 4th richest man of Russia, Alexei Mordashov during Gaidar Forum.

"We are a country that is very dependent on exports and imports. If it stops tomorrow, the national economy will shrink twofold. We will simply physically stop, just because almost half of the budget depends on oil and gas export revenues," …


U.S. delivers additional military aid to Ukraine

The United States has delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces another shipment of military assistance as part of Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative, reported the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

As part of the initiative, Ukraine received 20 Humvee trucks and 84 boats.

"Nothing could stop the delivery of 20 Humvees to the Ukrainian Land Forces and Special Operations Forces along with 84 boats for Ukrainian Navy as part of the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative," the Embassy said on …


In a leaked wiretap, Belarusian Interior Minister reveals Lukashenko’s orders to shoot at protesters and create special detention camps

Belarusian opposition initiative By_Pol, the union of the security forces of Belarus,  posted on the Internet an audio recording, where a man, with a voice similar to the Belarusian Interior Minister Nikolai Karpenkov’s, discussing the use of weapons against protesters and the creation of special detention camps.

In the released recording, one can hear Karpenkov talking about a meeting with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, where Lukashenko directly approves the …


Kremlin promises to detain Navalny on his return to Russia

The Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) in Moscow confirmed the intention to detain Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after his return from Germany, where he was recovering from severe poisoning.

Navalny has been in Germany since August 2020, where he was undergoing treatment and recovery after he was poisoned on a plane flying from Tomsk to Moscow.

An examination carried out in Berlin showed that Navalny was poisoned with a substance belonging to Novichok nerve agents. …


Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

The system of Russian-American agreements on mutual arms control and military activity, created at the end of the Cold War, continues to fall apart.

Moscow is beginning the process to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

“On November 22, the United States withdrew from the treaty. As a result, the balance of interests of the signatories was "substantially disrupted, its effectiveness was seriously damaged, and the role of the Open Skies Treaty …