• Three military cargo planes from U.S., Canada and UK land in Ukraine

    Between April 19 and April 21, three heavy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, Great Britain and Canada delivered military cargo to Ukraine, reported Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the data of Western air traffic observers.

    A military transport aircraft C-130J Hercules arrived from Stuttgart, where the headquarters of the U.S. European Command is located. A RAF Bae 146-200 delivered military cargo from the UK. Another heavy cargo plane  C-17 Globemaster III of the Canadian Air Force …

  • Russia begins large-scale military exercises in annexed Crimea

    Large-scale military exercises have begun in Crimea. According to TASS, more than 10,000 military personnel, 1,200 weapons and military equipment, as well as more than 40 warships take part in them.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu arrived in Crimea to check the readiness of naval and land groups for exercises as part of a snap combat readiness inspection, according to a press release of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell said earlier …

  • Russian Defense Minister orders troops to move away from Ukrainian border

    The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to withdraw the troops concentrated in the southern and western regions, including near the border with Ukraine.

    From April 23, the troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts will begin to return to the places of permanent deployment, said the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

    The objectives of the combat readiness check, in which, according to the data, Russia transferred about 100,000 military personnel to Crimea and border areas, …

  • Russia closes airspace over Crimea and parts of Black Sea

    Russia imposes temporary restrictions on flights over Crimea and the Black Sea, reports Interfax.

    According to the Notice to Airman (NOTAM) issued by Russia, areas over the southern part of Crimea (from Sevastopol to Feodosia), areas adjacent to the southern coast of Crimea, and also some parts of international waters of the Black Sea have been declared “temporary dangerous”.

    The restriction is in effect from April 20 to 24 and applies to flights at altitudes of up to 19,000 meters. Last week …

  • Donbas negotiations fail as Russia amasses 150,000 troops on Ukrainian border

    Negotiations in the "Normandy format" on the situation in southeastern Ukraine ended inconclusively, Interfax, Kommersant and RIA Novosti reported, citing a source in the Russian delegation.

    The three-hour video conference, which was attended by advisers to the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, failed to reach any agreements on the Donbas amid the ongoing transfer of Russian troops to the borders.

    “At the initiative of the Russian side, the issues related to the ceasefire …