• US Special Representative Volker: peacekeeping mission will help to resolve the conflict in the Donbas

    The US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker believes that a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas will help to resolve the conflict and will facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He stated this at the second Ukrainian lunch "Ukraine on the Frontlines of a New Kind of Warfare: Lessons for the West, and Prospects for Peace," which was organized on the sidelines of the Munich conference on security.

    According to Volker, Russia says that they care how people live in the …

  • Russia to sell Indonesia fighter jets for palm oil

    Russia has signed a contract to sell Indonesia 11 Su-35 fighters, Interfax news agency reported, citing a source in Jakarta. The negotiations which lasted nearly four years have resulted in a deal that will be partially realized as a barter.

    The latest fighters, the closest to the fifth generation among the Russian aircraft, will be exchanged for batches of palm oil, crumb rubber, and other Indonesian goods. These goods will cover roughly half of the contract’s value ($1.1 billion), a source …

  • Radio Liberty’s Russian Service accuses 'troll factory' of attacking its YouTube channel

    Radio Liberty’s Russian Service has declared a potential cyberattack against its YouTube channel by so-called "Internet trolls" and bots. According to the report, signals indicating such a situation include a sharp increase in the number of negative reactions (dislikes) simultaneously on several of the channel’s recent video recordings.

    According to statistics, the attack began on February 16 after the publication of a video news release that said that the US accused the Russian military of …

  • Ukraine prepares memorandum against Russia for violating the Law of the Sea

    Ukraine is preparing to file a memorandum with the UN International Tribunal on Russia's violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

    Ukrayinska Pravda reports that Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin shared this information with journalists.

    "Since Russia has violated all its obligations, in particular under the Convention on the Law of the Sea, it should not only bear responsibility for this, it should pay for it," the Foreign Minister said.

    He added that “all the …

  • The US expresses concern about the new Russian cruise missiles

    The commander of the United States Northern Command And North American Aerospace Defense Command, General Lori Robinson spoke to the United States Senate Armed Services Committee about her "concern" over the potential of the newly developed Russian cruise missiles. The text and video of her speech are published on the website of the Committee.

    Speaking about possible events that may affect the mission of US defense, the general noted that Russia and China "have expanded their military presence. …