U.S. troops block Russian military from using major road in northeastern Syria

U.S. military prevented a Russian military convoy from using an important highway in northeastern Syria, local sources said. The incident came amid growing tensions between the two sides.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors military operations with the help of observers on the ground, said Tuesday that the U.S. forces did not allow Russian military to use the main route between the two cities, Al-Hasakah and Qamishli, in northeastern Syria, which are controlled by the Kurds. …


Russia delivers another batch of T-72B1 tanks and BRDM-2M armored vehicles to Laos

Russia is continuing to strengthen its ties to Laos, especially in the military sphere. The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported that, ahead of the 71st anniversary of the formation of the Lao People’s Armed Forces, Russia delivered a batch of tanks and armored vehicles to the Lao military. Russia also handed over an upgraded airport.

According to the report, on January 20-21, a delegation from the Russian Defense Ministry took part in the events commemorating the 71st …


Lukashenko: Belarus to buy 30% of its oil through Ukraine

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus plans to buy 30% of its oil through Ukraine. He made this statement during a meeting about improving the efficiency of oil product exports, BelTA reports.

“There is currently no alternative for the full amount of Russian oil deliveries. But, as we have agreed, we need to diversify. We need to move towards buying 30-40% of our oil from Russia. 30% we should bring in from the Baltics and 30% through Ukraine – an already tested route. It …


Russia has supplied Turkey with more than 120 guided anti-air missiles for S-400

Alongside the Russian S-400 anti-air missile system, Turkey has received from Russia more than 120 guided surface-to-air missiles, TASS reports, citing a military-diplomatic source.

According to the source, Ankara has received a regimental S-400 kit, auxiliary equipment, spare parts and more than 120 anti-air missiles of an unspecified type. Moscow did not, however, give Ankara any of the technologies for producing its own S-400 systems. Not even a partial transfer of technology was envisaged …


Zelensky: Ukraine working on dual citizenship reform

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the American news outlet Newsweek in an interview that Ukraine is working on a dual citizenship reform, Ukrainski Novyny News Agency reports.

“We are happy that people are going [abroad] and gaining experience, but we also want our diaspora in the US to be able to return, and so we are working on a dual citizenship reform,” Zelensky said.

In the president’s opinion, in order to encourage Ukrainians to remain in the country or to return, Ukraine …