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Deutsche Welle has reported that Ukraine has moved up from 23rd place to 15th place in the Global Militarization Index.
The document also stated that the militarization of Eastern Europe continued to proceed at an especially rapid pace during 2016. “The security situation in Europe has changed as a result of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, and the long-running conflict in eastern Ukraine,” the report noted.
Russia has taken fifth place. Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece and Cyprus are all in the …
Russia will never discuss the issue of the Crimea’s territorial jurisdiction and is ready to wait until Europe and the USA realize it, as stated by Russian President Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, during an interview with the Associated Press.
"No one in Russia will ever be ready to start any discussion on the Crimea", he said. As noted by the agency, during the interview, Peskov objected to Russia’s actions in the Crimea being called "annexation" and stated that this is a region of …
Malta’s Foreign Minister George Vella announced that Russian warships will not be allowed to refuel at Maltese ports, the Times of Malta reported.
Vella, however, neither confirmed nor denied that Russia had submitted a request to refuel in Malta.
Malta’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that the country will not “refuel any Russian ships that are in the Mediterranean,” RIA Novosti reported.
Since Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Russian warships were allowed to refuel in Malta on two …
Ukraine is creating both military missile systems and rockets for peaceful space exploration, regaining its position in the sphere of rocket development. This was announced by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov.
“A few weeks ago, we reported on the successful launches of Ukrainian missiles at a test military site. On the 18th of October at 2:45am, a successful launch of the upgraded Antares-230 medium-class carrier rocket, …
President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine is in a state of war and does not rule out a full-scale invasion by Russia. He stated this in the city of Chuhuiv, in the Kharkiv region, during the transfer of military equipment for the army, Ukrainska Pravda reports.
"The probability of the escalation of the conflict is still considerably high. Those who do not feel this need to understand: the country is now in a state of war," Poroshenko said. "I emphasize that the war and the defense of our …
Vietnam refused to provide its territory for deployment of a Russian military base. A statement from the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Thursday, October 13th reads that Hanoi’s policy "is not to make military alliances and not to unite with any country against a third country.”
"We will also not allow any State to deploy a military base on our territory,” stressed Lê Hải Bình, an official representative of the Ministry.
In early October, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian …
Speaking at the VTB Capital “Russia Calling” forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Western sanctions do hurt the Russian economy, but they also negatively affect the global economy.
According to Putin, the detrimental effect of the sanctions, both in Russia and throughout the world, are especially apparent in the sphere of technology.
"We often repeat the mantra that these so-called notorious sanctions do not really affect us. Their influence, and above all the threat I …
Russia is considering reestablishing a military presence in Cuba and Vietnam where it had bases in the past, according to Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov, RIA Novosti reported.
“We are working on this, we see the problem” Pankov said, answering the question of whether the Defense Ministry plans to resume a military presence in countries such as Vietnam and Cuba.
Pankov did not elaborate further, but recently, the Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, …
The Russian Defense Ministry has refuted information about the dangerous proximity of Russian bombers to an Icelandic passenger plane. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry, Igor Konashenkov.
“Statements made by the Icelandic pilots and diplomats, with regard to the alleged dangerous approach of Russian long-range aircraft to a civilian aircraft over the Norwegian Sea, are no more than their personal fantasy,” he said.
According to Konashenkov, on the 22nd of …
The former leader of the Right Sector Organization, Dmytro Yarosh, is outraged by the fact that Interpol doesn’t want to remove him from the international wanted list but, at the same time, it refuses to search for the known Commanders of the self-proclaimed DPR, Givi and Motorola, as he stated this on the air of the talk show People - Hard Talk on 112 Ukraine TV. According to him, Europe doesn’t consider them to be war criminals.
“There is some kind of dissonance – two and a half years have …