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    Why Russian march to Kyiv never to be materialized – Atlantic Council
    Apr22

    Why Russian march to Kyiv never to be materialized – Atlantic Council

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine is now entering its fourth year, but there was a time when few expected it to last even four weeks given the virtually bloodless seizure of Crimea, which fell to Russian troops in early 2014 without a fight, Peter Dickinson wrote in his column for Atlantic Council titled ”Why Did Putin Get Stuck in Eastern...

    How Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine
    Apr22

    How Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine

    The Associated Press tells a story of Lithuanian volunteers` assistance to Ukrainian government forces in their struggle against pro-Russian rebels by supplying non-lethal military aid, such as night-vision goggles, helmets, bullet-proof vests and telescopic sniper sights, as well as packing colorful teddy bears for children — to help ease...

    ”Putin friends” from EU attending business forum in Russian-occupied Crimea, Ukraine protests
    Apr22

    ”Putin friends” from EU attending business forum in Russian-occupied Crimea, Ukraine protests

    A number of pro-Russian businessmen, officials and public figures from across Europe accepted the invitation of occupation authorities in Crimea to take part in the so-called ”Yalta International Economic Forum” held in the annexed Crimea, according to Europeiska Pravda. See also: PACE President visits Syria with Russian Duma delegates, Ukraine...

    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day
    Apr21

    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 47 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and eight as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size The worst situation was in the...

    S-300s never supplied to Croatia – Ukrainian Embassy to Serbia denied the statement of Russian ambassador
    Apr21

    S-300s never supplied to Croatia – Ukrainian Embassy to Serbia denied the statement of Russian ambassador

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has denied that Ukraine has ever supplied S-300 missile systems to Croatia in the past 25 years, according to Serbia`s b92.net, which quoted that country`s state news agency Tanjug. Aleksandrovych said that, in this context, he found a statement given to the agency late last week by Russian...

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister
    Apr21

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva says the maximum pension in Ukraine is set at UAH 58,000, or about US$2,165, and while retirement payments are capped on UAH 10,740, or about $400, the vast majority of 12 million Ukrainian retirees receive even smaller amounts, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”We have 19,200 pensioners who...

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border
    Apr21

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border

    Russia is reported to be moving heavy military equipment toward its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Local media in Russia`s Far East say residents have witnessed large military convoys traveling by train and road toward...

    Exxon declined to comment information that it is seeking waiver from Russia sanctions
    Apr20

    Exxon declined to comment information that it is seeking waiver from Russia sanctions

    Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday declined to comment on a media report that it is seeking permission from the U.S. government to drill in several areas of the Black Sea banned by U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal reported that Exxon had in recent months applied to the U.S. Treasury Department for a waiver to...

    Russian government think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election – documents
    Apr20

    Russian government think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election – documents

    A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters` faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters. They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework...

    Russia`s tanks in Donbas represent ”peak” of its warfare capability – Bellingcat
    Apr20

    Russia`s tanks in Donbas represent ”peak” of its warfare capability – Bellingcat

    Russia has used the T-90 main battle tank and its variants in occupied Donbas, which currently represent ”the peak of armored warfare capability of Russian ground forces,” according to Bellingcat, an international OSINT community. ”In the summer of 2014, reports of T-90 family tank sightings in eastern Ukraine started to appear,” Bellingcat said...

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