• NSA may be conducting cyber-attacks on Russian groups to determine if they were responsible for hacking DNC

    Computer experts from the US National Security Agency (NSA) may be conducting cyber-attacks on Russian hacker groups to determine if they are responsible for the hacking of the US Democratic National Committee (DNC). ABC News reported this information on Saturday, July 30, citing three former senior US intelligence employees.

    Robert Joyce, the head of the secret Tailored Access Operations, part of the NSA, told ABC News that the agency has sufficient technical capacity and the legal power to “ …

  • Supreme Allied Commander in Europe: The modernization of the Russian army cannot fail to impress

    U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, Chief of the Allied Forces of NATO in Europe, is impressed with the way Moscow has reformed its military doctrine in recent years, he said on Thursday, July 28, speaking at a security forum in the U.S. city of Aspen, Colorado.

    "It is obvious that they learn ... adapt their [military] doctrine ... which cannot fail to impress. They, certainly are modernizing; they reorganized their [armed] forces, by reducing their numbers, but at the same time making them more …

  • Latvia detects Russian ship near its territorial waters

    Latvian Armed Forces detected a Russian military ship near the country’s borders on Friday.

    This was reported on Twitter by the National Armed Forces of Latvia.

    “On July 29 at a distance of 2.5 nautical miles from the border of Latvia, a Russian Steregushchy-class corvette Stoykiy was found,” the statement says.

    Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine and the aggravation of relations between the West and Russia, Russian warships and aircraft have been detected increasingly often near the …

  • Ukrainian soldiers to participate in NATO's Flaming Thunder 2016 exercises in Lithuania

    Ukrainian soldiers of the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade will participate in NATO’s Flaming Thunder 2016 exercises in Lithuania, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The annual Lithuanian-led live-fire exercise, which focuses on artillery and mortar fire training, will be held near Pabradė and will last from August 1st to 12th.

    Military personnel from the US, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, and Portugal will also participate in the exercises.

    “In two …

  • French MPs to visit Crimea

    The planned visit of French parliamentarians to Crimea is evidence that the sanctions are ineffective, a Member of the French National Assembly for French residents overseas, Thierry Mariani, said in an interview with RIA Novosti this Thursday, July, 28 2016 in Moscow.

    The delegation of 11 French parliamentarians led by a member of the National Assembly, the former Minister of Transport of France, Thierry Mariani, will visit the Crimea from 29 to 31 July, 2016.

    "The delegation consisted of …