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    Reporters Without Borders: Mauritania and Zimbabwe rank above Russia in World Press Freedom Index

    In this year’s annual World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) published information revealing Russia to be in 148th place. Russia’s position in this rating has not changed for the third consecutive year. In total, the rating consists of 180 countries. First place is taken by Norway, second by Sweden, and the...

    Ukrainian military command states its forces are ready for Joint Force Operation in the Donbas

    In a recent interview with the Facts program, Serhiy Nayev, the Commander of the Joint Forces, stated that Ukrainian forces are ready for joint force operations, Interfax-Ukraine reports. According to Nayev, the forces and capacities of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Guard, and National Police of the Anti-Terrorist...

    Media: Ukraine’s Naftogaz begins purchasing gas from Russian Gazprom

    National joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine has started purchasing gas from Russian Gazprom since Wednesday, April 25, reports by the Ukrayinski Noviny news agency, citing a source in the gas market. According to the source, the purchased gas is being transported through Sudzha station. The total volume of supplies is 21 million cubic...

    Czech ex-detective detained in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Special Services detained a former police investigator of the Czech Republic’s Office for the Detection of Organized Crime, Ludek Vokal, as reported by Info.cz web-portal with reference to sources. A Czech diplomat was also allegedly arrested but he was later released and given back his diplomatic passport. In the Czech Republic,...

    Ukraine offers its Antonov aircraft for NATO transportation

    Ukraine can now offer international partners its aircraft which can be used for NATO and EU transportation needs. Ukraine’s State Enterprise, Antonov, released the corresponding statement on April 25, the first day of an international aerospace show in Berlin where Ukraine presented the world’s largest An-225 Mriya cargo aircraft....

    A scandal erupts between Russia and the US over a Seattle residence

    Russia stated that representatives of US authorities raided the residence of the Russian Consul General in Seattle that was closed the day before, RIA Novosti reports. The embassy in Washington said these actions constituted an unfriendly step and promised that Moscow would retaliate. All of the consulate’s staff had already left the...

    Hungary: We will block Ukraine’s NATO initiatives until the rights of Transcarpathian Hungarians are restored

    UNN news agency reports that Hungary will continue to oppose interaction between Ukraine and NATO, as Budapest continues to demand Ukraine “restore the rights” of Transcarpathian Hungarians. According to the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, the country is presently under significant international pressure to...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko orders to start industrial production of new Vilkha missiles

    During the final tests in the Kherson region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered to start industrial production of the Vilkha (Alder) missile system in 2018, the Presidential press service reports. When asked why this is so important, the president explained, “Not only because the Ukrainian army will finally receive...

    Media: Russia supplied additional anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria

    The newspaper Kommersant reports, citing a military-diplomatic source, that Russia delivered additional shipments of Pantsir-class anti-aircraft missile (SAM) systems to the Syrian port of Tartus last week. At the same time, the source’s statement did not specify whether the Pantsir systems were sent for the use of Russian troops deployed...

    Pentagon denies Russian claims of downing US missiles during strike in Syria

    Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said on April 25 that images of buildings in Damascus destroyed by rocket attacks refute allegations by the Russian military that only 22 out of 105 missiles reached their intended target, RIA Novosti reports. “The statements by General Rudskoy that only 22 out of 105 of our missiles hit their targets can...

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