• Russia prevents separatist commander Khodakovsky from entering DPR

    Former Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Security Minister Alexander Khodakovsky reported on his Telegram channel, that Russian border guards refused him to return to DPR.

    “I should explain why I will not be able to participate in the elections. Last night, when I was coming home from Russia, Russian border guards at the Uspensky border crossing, simply but in polite manner explained to me that they would not let me out and that I should come back to the Russian Federation,” he wrote.

    At the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko files a defamation claim against BBC

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko filed a claim against the BBC accusing the agency of defamation after it published an article alleging that the Ukrainian President paid at least $ 400 thousand through intermediaries for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. President Petro Poroshenko’s claim against the BBC said that the British broadcaster reviewed his complaint in a “dismissive and arrogant manner”, Radio Liberty reports with reference to the confirmation of the High Court of …

  • European Court of Human Rights finds Russia guilty of violating human rights in Transnistria

    The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia guilty of violating human rights in Transnistria, obliging the Russian authorities to pay two families from the region compensation of 75 thousand euros, reports Ukrinform with reference to the Moldovan human rights organization Promo-LEX.

    "The court ordered Russia to pay 50 thousand euros to the mother of Alexander Stomati, a serviceman who was forced to join the armed forces of unrecognized Transnistria and subsequently died under unclear …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister warns of Russian hybrid threat in Transcarpathia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated in an interview with Radio NV that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid threats from neighboring countries. “I believe that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid methods. We must invest in it [to counter hybrid threats], otherwise we will create a situation that will cost us more,” said Klimkin.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that it was necessary to resolutely develop the appropriate policy for …

  • Russia accuses the US of undermining global stability

    Kremlin stated that the additional anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US undermine international stability.

    “It would be good if they remembered the notion of global stability, which they are thoughtlessly undermining by forcing tension in Russian-American relations,” stated the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. “Playing with fire is stupid because it can become dangerous.”

    Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the US to lift the sanctions against the Chinese armed …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces liberate small village in Donbas

    Ukrainian military liberated the small village of Vilny in the Luhansk region that was controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported TSN news program on Friday, September 21. The Ukrainian military didn’t suffer any losses during the operation.  

    For almost three day before the operation, Ukrainian reconnaissance group collected the information on the enemy positions in the areas. The village was captured after only thirty minutes of fighting.

    The military carried out the operation with zero …

  • Israel: downing of IL-20 which resulted in death of 15 Russians was caused by 'indiscriminate firing' by the Syrian air defense

    On September 20, Israeli Defense Forces delegation led by Air Force Commander Major-General Amikam Norkin arrived in Moscow with a report regarding the Russian Il-20 crash in Syria.

    According to ‘The Times of Israel’, after Moscow’s accusations, the Israeli government made "full-scale diplomatic efforts" to resolve the situation fearing to lose close cooperation with the Russian military in Syria. In particular, Israel took unusual actions by openly acknowledging the fact of carrying out the …

  • Kremlin: Putin did not get upset at Assad because of the downed Il-20

    The press secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin did not refuse to answer phone calls from Syrian leader Bashar Assad after the Syrian air defense shot down the Russian Il-20. According to Peskov, Putin reviewed all the materials provided by the Israelis, with the details of the destruction of the Russian Air Force aircraft on September 17th.

    Some Israeli media referring to Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz wrote that the Russian president …

  • Media: Passports of Skripal poisoning suspects may unmask other Russian intelligence agents

    The passport numbers of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK suspects of attempting to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, may reveal the identities of other Russian intelligence agents, writes news outlet The Insider, which is working together with the investigative group Bellingcat to investigate the facts surrounding the suspects’ identities.

    Another series of studies published on Thursday state that Petrov and Boshirov’s passport numbers are virtually identical, …

  • More than $6 billion withdrawn from Russian banks in one month

    The outflow of capital from the Russian banking system has picked up speed once again, according to a new survey by Raiffeisen Bank.

    In August, corporate clients withdrew $4.9 billion from their accounts, 60% more than in July ($3 billion). The funds were partially used to repay foreign debt, the refinancing of which has come to a halt due to tightened sanctions on Russia from the US and EU. According to the Central Bank of Russia, companies had to make $3.1 billion in repayments.

    Several …