• Another pro-Russian militant commander killed in Donbas

    Another pro-Russian militant commander was killed in Donbass, reported Journalist Denis Kazansky on his Telegram channel.

    According to Kazansky, Alexei Markov, who was originally from Moscow and commanded the Prizrak (Ghost) battalion in the Luhansk region, was killed.

    Kazansky recalled that the previous commanders of the battalion, Kostin and Mozgovoy, were killed earlier by their own comrades.

    "The Ghost turned to be unlucky,"" the journalist writes.

    At the same time, the militants claim …

  • Zelensky: Ukrainian economy cannot survive without IMF financial support

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that currently Ukraine cannot afford to stop borrowing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    He said this in an interview with four Ukrainian TV channels.

    "Today the Ukrainian economy is built in such a way, and it has been built like this since long time ago, that we cannot live without Western money. People need to know about it. Therefore, it was impossible to abandon borrowing the International Monetary Fund," said Zelensky in an …

  • Russian Space Agency cut off from French technologies

    The French company, which supplied the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos with parts for satellites, unexpectedly refused to continue the supplies of the components, announced the Managing Director of Science and Technology, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of Rostec State Corporation Yuri Koptev.

    "We started producing spacecraft that used the component base of our respected foreign colleagues. Just two months ago, a French firm that supplied vacuum lamps to one of the subsidiaries …

  • Putin claims he personally allowed to transport Navalny to Germany

    Speaking at the Valdai forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he personally allowed to transport Alexei Navalny to Germany. In addition, Putin stressed that if the Russian authorities wanted to poison the politician, it is unlikely that such permission would have been given, TASS reports.

    "Regarding the man you're talking about... in any case, if the authorities wanted to poison someone, they would hardly have sent him to Germany for treatment. Isn’t it so? As soon as this person's wife …

  • Minsk: 13,000 Belarusians left for Poland and Ukraine

    In the past two months, 13,000 people have left Belarus for Poland and Ukraine, the Belarusian Interior Ministry said. "Poland accounts for the largest number - 10,000 people. Latvia and Lithuania - much less - no more than 500 people have left for these two countries," said the head of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Belarusian Interior Ministry Alexey Begun. He also said that during the same period about 3,000 people left for Ukraine.

    Begun did not agree that the mass …

  • Tikhanovskaya promises economic support for those who will join general strike in Belarus

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya named guarantees for those who will support the general strike which will be held if the Belarusian authorities do not comply with the "people's ultimatum".

    "We have announced the People's Ultimatum - and if its demands are not met, on October 26 I will support every Belarusian who will join the general strike. Under “each” I mean that the rights of striking workers will be shared with students, entrepreneurs, neighbors, drivers, scientists, …

  • Head of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service arrives in Belarus

    Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin met with Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk. Lukashenko thanked Naryshkin for the fact that Moscow provides information to Minsk on a regular basis.

    "Thank you for the information that you regularly provide to our special services including me. We take it very seriously, and in this regard, we have a lot of joint work," TASS quoted Lukashenko as saying.

    Lukashenko touched on the topic of the Union State in his conversation with …

  • Kremlin promises to solve Crimea’s fresh water shortage

    The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would provide the annexed Crimea with drinking water without Ukraine's participation, TASS reports.

    According to Peskov, "Ukraine has ruled out negotiations with Russia to provide Crimea with water."

    "Russia is a powerful country, it is able to provide Crimea with water without Ukraine, which will be done so that it will not depend on this tap," Peskov said.

    At the same time, he stressed that the water  situation on …

  • U.S. expands sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. Department of State has expanded sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is intended to transport Russian gas to Germany.

    Sanctions imposed late last year halted construction of the $10.5 billion pipeline. The sanctions affected the pipe-laying vessels for Nord Stream-2. To date, about 160 kilometers of pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea remain to be laid to complete the project.

    The updated Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA) expands these restrictive …

  • Ukrainian President: those who surrendered Crimea to Russia must be held accountable

    Ukrainian statesmen, who surrendered Crimea to Russia without a fight in 2014, must be held accountable, stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the annual address to the Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to the President, Ukraine is building a strong army, which will not allow the enemy to encroach on territorial integrity or take away part of the territories without a single shot, as it was in 2014 in Crimea.

    The President stressed that those politicians who …