• Media: information on Russian hypersonic weapons leaked to foreign intelligence agencies

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) began executing search warrants as part of the investigation into the leak of the data related to the development of the hypersonic weapons, the newspaper Kommersant reports.

    According to the newspaper, the searches were executed at the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) and the office of the director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), Dmitry Payson.

    Kommersant writes that the FSB is questioning …

  • Ukraine expresses concern over the OSCE data leak to Russia

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its concern about the report of security threats against the members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine coming from the possible interference of Russian Federation intelligence services in their work, as stated in the commentary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "In this regard, the Foreign Ministry asked the OSCE SMM to share the measures to be taken to prevent such cases in the future. Ukraine condemns any actions …

  • Media: Russia prepares sanctions against Ukrainian companies and politicians

    The Russian Government is preparing sanctions against Ukraine. Several hundred individuals and entities including big businessmen and politicians will be subject to restrictions, reported the newspaper Kommersant.

    The sanctions will affect “several hundred individuals and about a hundred entities,” including businessmen, politicians and officials. The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance will be coordinated in this policy by …

  • Putin announces Russian foreign policy change

    At a meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday, July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that foreign policy should be more economically-oriented to match the rising tide of protectionism on the world stage, TASS reports.

    According to Putin, the principle of competition and openness in global trade is becoming more frequently replaced by protectionism, economic benefit and expediency, by ideological conjuncture and political …

  • US intelligence chief: Russia cannot and will not influence Iran in Syria

    Russia has neither the desire nor the ability to influence Iran’s actions in Syria, stated US National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats at a forum on security in Aspen, Colorado.

    Coats was asked whether he thinks Russia “has enough influence” to force the Iran-backed forces to leave Syria. The possibility of such an agreement between Russia and the US has been discussed recently by the American press.

    According to Coats, US intelligence considers it “unlikely that Russia has the desire or …