• Putin signals possible changes to Russia’s nuclear doctrine

    Russia may reconsider its nuclear doctrine in light of the West lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, said Russian president Vladimir Putin made this announcement at a press conference in Hanoi on Thursday, June 20.

    "We are currently contemplating what and how could be changed in this nuclear doctrine and strategy. This is related to the fact that new elements are appearing (in any case, we know that a potential adversary is working on this), connected with the lowering of the …

  • Russian delegation ejected from meeting room ahead of Putin-Kim talks

    A delegation of Russian ministers, who arrived in Pyongyang with president Putin, was asked to leave the negotiation room at the request of a North Korean official. The official was reportedly upset because the Russian president's entourage entered the room before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports The Moscow Times.

    The event was broadcasted live by North Korean media, covering Putin's visit.

    Those forced to leave the room adorned with Russian and North Korean flags included Russian …

  • Russia relocates 80% of troops from Finland border to Ukraine

    Published satellite images reveal empty bases previously hosting Russian military equipment and personnel. Finnish news outlet Yle reports significant movement of Russian forces from the Finland border to Ukraine.

    Finnish intelligence confirms that up to 80% of the troops have relocated. The satellite images, revealed by Finnish journalists, show nearly deserted garrisons and military bases of Russian ground forces near the Finland border.

    Only obsolete equipment remains at some bases, and …

  • Swiss authorities thwart alleged Russian assassination plot ahead of Ukraine Peace Summit

    Swiss special services, prosecutors, and police were intent on detaining a Russian diplomat for allegedly purchasing weapons and preparing an assassination before a Peace Summit.

    Described by local media as the most serious case for Swiss special services in a long time, the incident involved a representative from Russia attempting to buy weapons in preparation for an assassination ahead of the summit.

    According to reports, the diplomat sought not only weapons but also dangerous substances …

  • Putin’s unprecedented security: for the first time, fighter jets escort presidential aircraft on domestic trip

    For the first time, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s aircraft was escorted by fighter jets on domestic trips. Today, on July 18, Putin flew to Yakutia, marking his first visit there in the past decade. During his domestic trip, the aircraft was accompanied by combat jets, reports the Russian opposition news outlet Agentsvo.

    Residents of Yakutia captured the flight of the presidential aircraft on video. According to these recordings, the plane carrying Putin was escorted by at least one …