Monthly Archives: October 2019

Bulgarian media: Russia is wearing out our MiG-29 fighters

The Bulgarian military is frequently placed on alert in connection with Russian combat aircraft flying past. Bulgaria believes that the greater intensity of flights is deliberate provocation by Moscow, designed to wear out Bulgaria’s fleet of fighters. The Bulgarian news agency Mediapool writes that since the start of the year, the country’s air force has been forced to scramble fighters on 19

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Half of Russians can only just afford food and clothing

In Russia, the number of families whose financial resources are only just enough to buy food and clothing is growing, according to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), as cited by RBC. Between April and July 2019, 49.4% families fell under this category, 0.6 percentage points more than a year ago. These families cannot afford durable products such as

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Ukraine unveils ‘Silent Thunder’ loitering munition

The Armed Forces of Ukraine could soon acquire loitering munitions. The Defense Express Channel reported that the new Ukrainian development has been named “Silent Thunder” ST-35. The Ukrainian company Athlone Avia has unveiled a new model of single-use drone titled Silent Thunder ST-35. According to the producers, the drone is in its final stage of development, and the first stage of testing

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All members of parliament’s finance committee should take lie detector test – Zelensky

All members of parliament’s finance committee should take lie detector test – Zelensky 23.10.2019 16:50Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he insists that all members of the Verkhovna Rada committee on finance, tax and customs policy take a lie detector test. The head of state wrote this on his Facebook page. “I believe that all members of the committee on

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“Russia has lost a lot of political capital in Germany”

In an interview with “Russia in Global Affairs” Wolfgang Ischinger assess the impact of the Ukraine crisis on German-Russian relations. Mr. Ischinger, to what extent, as you see, is the current crisis in the Ukraine rooted in the events which happened more than 20 years ago? Do you think that some mistakes were made both by the West and Russia during Perestroika

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Czech Republic Uncovered Russian Cyber Warfare Ring — Intel Chief

The Czech Republic’s chief of counterintelligence has said that his country’s security forces had dismantled a Russian espionage ring last year that had been planning cyberattacks against the European Union member state. The BIS counterintelligence service said last year that Russian intelligence services were behind cyber attacks targeting the Czech foreign ministry. The BIS warned that Russia had continued to

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