• Media: head of separatist LPR Plotnisky left for Russia

    The motorcade, in which the leader of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, the head of his administration, Irina Teytsman, the head of the State Television and Radio Company of the LPR, Anastasia Shurkaeva, and a number of others were traveling, left the Luhansk for Russia on Thursday, Novaya Gazeta reported.

    Earlier, the Interior Minister of the LPR, Igor Kornet, who was dismissed from office by Plotnitsky, refused to leave his post and published a video message in which he …

  • Russia tests new anti-missile system

    Russia conducted a successful test of a new anti-ballistic missile or ABM defense system, reports Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. The tests were held at the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan.

    "The new, modernized, ABM defense system successfully accomplished the task and struck the target at the set time," informed the Deputy Commander the Aerospace Defense Forces Branch of the Russian Federation, Colonel Andrey Prikhodko.

    The missile defense system is in the arsenal of the Aerospace …

  • Chief of General Staff of Russian Army: Russia may reduce the number of troops in Syria

    There could be a substantial reduction in the number of Russian troops in Syria by the end of the year, as stated by the head of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, TASS reports.

      The news agency quotes Gerasimov as saying, “It seems that yes, after the completion of the military objectives, there will be only a few of them, of course, the decision will be made by the commander-in-chief and the troops will be reduced.” According to the head of the General Staff, the reconciliation center, two …

  • Media: National Bank of Ukraine transferred data on Privatbank's clients to Moscow

    The officials of National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), handed over all data on PrivatBank (PB) clients to Moscow, Oleksandr Dubinsky, the host of the program Groshi (Money), wrote on Facebook, citing personal sources.

    "Complete data on all clients of PrivatBank, with the permission of the NBU, was transferred to certain servers in Moscow by company Kroll, which audits PrivatBank," he wrote, noting that the Russians were interested in the database of participants of the Ukrainian military operation …

  • Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

    RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …