• The US promises to work with Ukraine to oppose Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The United States will work with Kyiv to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline initiated by Russia, stated the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at a press conference following the meeting with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin.

    The US State Secretary said that he would not allow Moscow to put Ukraine under pressure. “We do not want our European friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation Russia has attempted in Ukraine since it cast off …

  • Russia decides to reinforce airborne troops with aviation units

    The Deputy Commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, Lieutenant General Alexander Vyaznikov, announced at the meeting with foreign military attaches that Russian airborne troops will be reinforced by army aviation, air defense and anti-missile units, reports Interfax.

    Speaking about the development of the Airborne Forces, Vyaznikov pointed out that there are significant threats to the security of Russia, which affect vital areas of the state’s activity. To prevent them, Russia will continue to …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls on US senators and congressmen to increase pressure on Russia

    The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington, discussed increasing pressure on Russia with the members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Corker and Robert Menendez.

    Specifically, Klimkin informed his interlocutors about the current situation in the Donbas and in the annexed Crimea.

    "While discussing further support to our country, Pavlo Klimkin stressed the importance of …

  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe promises Putin not to deploy US base on the Kuril Islands

    During his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe, the head of the Japanese government, promised Putin not to deploy US military bases in the south of the Kuril Islands if Moscow agrees to hand over these territories to Tokyo, reported Asahi Shimbun with reference to high-level government sources.

    As reported in the newspaper, Abe's statement confirmed his determination to continue negotiations on the disputed territories.

    According to the newspaper, the actions of the …

  • Ukraine promises a harsh response if Russia closes the Azov Sea

    Iryna Lutsenko, the Ukrainian president’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada stated that there will be a severe response if Russia closes the Sea of Azov.

    According to her, in this case, Kyiv will appeal to international courts, reports Ukrinform. Also, “there will be a reaction from the Security Services of Ukraine and the Border Patrol.”

    Lutsenko noted that the countries would have to use an international convention since agreements on the use of the Azov Sea were not signed. She also …