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  • Lukashenko suspects that Kremlin is trying to incorporate Belarus into Russia

    At a press conference with reporters in Minsk, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it is important for him to maintain independence from other countries, BelTA reported.

    Lukashenko noted that there are no absolutely independent states in the world. Russia itself, according to Lukashenko, is rather sovereign than independent.

    “If they want to divide us into regions and incorporate into Russia, as the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky suggested, it will never happen. And if the …

  • Yanukovych 'injured' the day before his final address in Ukrainian court

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was reportedly injured the day before his final address at the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv city, where he is being tried for high treason.

    He was hospitalized on Friday, November 16, although news of this only came out on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.

    “He was, but he is not with us any more. He came on Friday, was given assistance, and was discharged on the same day,” the Sklifosovsky Emergency Care Institute in Moscow told the news outlet. …

  • Russia tests mobile anti-satellite system

    The Russian information agency Interfax reports with reference to a source in the Russian Ministry Defense that Russia tested the Tirada-2S, a mobile electronic warfare system intended for disabling foreign communication satellites.

    “The Tirada-2S system has already been tested, the state commission gave its recommendations,” the agency’s source said.

    In November 2017, the Deputy Head of the 46th Central Scientific Research Institute of the Defense Ministry, Oleg Achasov mentioned the …

  • Military from 13 countries to take part in Finland's naval exercises

    The Northern Coasts Naval exercises will be held in the territorial waters of Finland. Yle news agency reports that thousands of military personnel and dozens of ships from 13 countries will be involved.

    The exercises will last for two weeks. About 3600 military will take part in the exercises. The military will practice  the joint international operation of naval forces during these exercises.

    “We started planning these exercises a year ago and informed Russia about our plans. Russia did not …

  • Sentsov awarded Sakharov Prize

    The Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is currently being imprisoned in Russia, has been awarded the “Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought”.

    Sentsov is the first Ukrainian ever to receive this award, which is presented by European Parliament  for an outstanding contribution to the defense of human rights and basic freedoms. The presentation ceremony is scheduled to be held in Strasbourg on December 12.

    The Ukrainian political prisoner’s candidacy was proposed by European Parliament’s …

  • Russia promises Saudi Arabia tens of billions in investments

    Russia is prepared to increase its investment in the Saudi Arabian economy, said Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), during the Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh.

    Dmitriev says that “many companies from the petrochemical sector and other sectors” have expressed interest in investing in Saudi Arabia.

    “We believe that, alongside our partners, we will bring in billions and tens of billions of dollars of investment into Saudi Arabia,” he stated.

    He …

  • Ukraine submits lists of foreign mercenaries who fought in the Donbas to the International Court of Justice

    Ukraine handed over the lists of all identified foreigners who were fighting for Russia in the Donbas to the International Court of Justice, as stated by Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios on 112 Ukraine TV.

    "We handed over the lists of all individuals identified during the criminal proceedings regarding the war against Ukraine by the northern neighbor to the International Court of Justice through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We handed over the lists of not only Serbians but all …

  • NATO reconnaissance satellite center to be established in Czech Republic

    On July 1, NATO begins construction of the new reconnaissance satellite center SATCEN in the Czech Republic, stated the press secretary of Czech Military Intelligence, Alžběta Riethofová, iRozhlas reports. The center will be ready for operation by 2020. Before that, it will operate in test mode.

    After the completion of all work, the center will provide satellite imaging information not only for the military intelligence and NATO, but also for rescue services.

    The center will receive and …

  • UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the “Complete and unconditional withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova". The draft resolution was proposed by Moldova and co-authored by ten countries, including Canada, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. 64 states voted for the document, while 14 countries voted against. 83 states abstained.

    The United States, Romania, Ukraine, Canada, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Honduras, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, …

  • Putin: The global balance of power is being restored

    The global balance of power, following failed attempts to create a unipolar world, is gradually being restored, as stated by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in an interview on the show 'Itogi nedeli (Results of the week)', on the NTV channel.

    "The situation is changing and that is obvious as we can all see that many of our partners prefer references to the principles of international law because the world’s balance is gradually being restored. And it's inevitable!" Putin said.

    As he …