• Russia transfers more military aircraft to Crimea

    According to official sources, large-scale military exercises were scheduled to be carried out on in Crimea, and Russia continues to transfer military equipment to the occupied Peninsula.

    During the last week a dozen military aircraft (IL-76) of the Russian Armed Forces were transferred to the peninsula, as stated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).  14 helicopters and one battalion tactical group of the Russian Army were transferred as well.

    According to the Ukrainian officials, on the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Putin adviser Surkov visited Donetsk

    Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, has visited the occupied region of Donetsk.

    This was reported by the Chief of Staff of the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Alexander Tkachuk.

    “On the 16th of February, Putin’s personal adviser, Vladislav Surkov, was in Donetsk.  Russia was very careful in trying to hide the preparations for his visit,” Tkachuk said.

    “During his visit, Surkov received reports from the heads of local administrations of the so-called Donetsk People’s …

  • Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine over $3 billion debt

    On the 17th of February, the Ministry of Finance of Russia filed a lawsuit against Ukraine with the Supreme Court of London for the recovery of a $3 billion debt in the form of Eurobonds.  Russia provided this loan to Ukraine in December 2013, the Minister of Finance, Anton Siluanov reported.

     “The lawsuit was filed after unsuccessful attempts to contact Ukraine for a constructive dialogue with regard to debt restructuring,” Siluanov stated and was quoted by Interfax.  He called a court …

  • Strelkov gives negative portrayal of leaders of pro-Russian separatists

    Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, gave a destructive description of the so-called DPR and LPR leaders in an interview with the Novorossiya movement’s website

    “For two years they were in limbo, being a kind of a bargaining chip, which everybody wanted to return in exchange for uncertain preferences or some goods. It has led to the fact that favorites came to power, those who were chosen not on the basis of their professional or moral …

  • Moscow authorities reject proposal to hold rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in city center

    The Russian opposition has agreed to hold a demonstration in remembrance of Boris Nemtsov following an alternate route in Moscow.  This was reported by Interfax on the 16th of February referencing one of the leaders of the People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), Constantine Merzlikin.

    “We were not allowed to hold the rally along the route through the Great Moscow River Bridge.  They offered the traditional route along the Boulevard.  Even though we held a meeting and agreed to this, I believe that …