Monthly Archives: February 2020

Putin fires aide Surkov

The respective decree was issued on February 18. Vladislav Surkov / REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed his aide Vladislav Surkov. The respective presidential order dated February 18, 2020, is available on the presidential website kremlin.ru. “The Executive Order relieves Vladislav Surkov of his duties as Aide to the President of the Russian Federation,” it says. This decree shall come into force from the day it has been

Read more

Russian Pantsir-S systems in Syria only around ten percent effective

Israel has decided to disclose information on the extremely low effectiveness of the Russian aerial defense systems transferred to Syria. According to NZIV, to take down a single anti-radar missile fired by an Israeli F-16, the Russian anti-air systems waste on average 8-9 missiles, essentially firing at random. “The Syrian anti-air defense systems have been able to repel a missile attack

Read more

Fight in Donbass: EU calls on Russia to influence militants

The European Union expects Russia to act in the direction of de-escalation of the situation in the Donbass. This is stated in the commentary of the EU spokeswoman on foreign affairs and security policy, which is at the disposal of the European truth. “We expect that Russia will fully and immediately use its influence on the armed groups it supports,” he said.

Read more

RFE/RL: Ukraine says it disrupted bot network supported by Russian online services

The operation took place in the capital, Kyiv, and in Kharkiv, Dnipro, Dubno, and Irpin. Ukraine’s SBU is checking Russian special services’ involvement / Photo from facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) on February 17 said it had disrupted a network of “bot farms” and seized computer and telecoms equipment that were supported by Russian online services in five Ukrainian cities.

Read more

Enemy attack in Zolote, Donbas: farewell to illusions

As soon as Kyiv officials of different levels (even ministers) started telling on live TV that the implementation of “peace plans” and “joint patrolling” following some kind of arrangements reached in Munich would take place in line with Ukrainian law and under Ukrainian government control, the “greeting” came from the east. Among other things, insatiable and blood-thirsty warmongers and death

Read more

Russia’s new escalation in Ukraine is Trump’s opportunity

by Tom Rogan Russian-supported rebels attacked Ukrainian government-held areas of the eastern Luhansk Oblast on Tuesday. President Trump thus has an opportunity to draw a line under the impeachment saga by providing new support to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government. The offensive is certainly significant. According to the Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s army lost at least one soldier and suffered four

Read more

Top general: Ukraine repels Russian-backed offensive, loses minor observation post

A Ukrainian soldier looks through binoculars as he stands guard at a position on the front line with Russian-backed militants not far from the town of Horlivka on March 21, 2019.Photo by AFP Ukrainian troops successfully repelled an offensive by Russian-backed troops in Donbas, although they had to withdraw from one forward observation point, Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak, Chief of the

Read more

Dutch court backs $50bn Yukos claim against Russia

A Dutch court has upheld an appeal by shareholders demanding billions of dollars in compensation from the Russian state for breaking up the once-mighty Yukos oil company. The Appeals Court in The Hague said a previous Dutch court ruling in favour of the Russian state was incorrect. Tuesday’s ruling restores the original $50bn (£38bn) compensation award, made by the Permanent

Read more

“LNR” admits that militants fire hiding behind civilians. Trying to make excuses (VIDEO)

The “LNR” military propagandist Andrey Marochko has posted a video that clearly indicates that the militants are firing at the AFU positions hiding behind civilians. The video clearly shows that missiles fired by the terrorists fly over residential and household buildings. After the video recognition posted by Comrade Marochko began to be actively commented, the “LNR” propagandist started to weasel

Read more

Russia claims not involved in latest Donbas escalation

At the same time, Peskov told journalists the Kremlin was aware of today’s clash “between the ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ and the Ukrainian Armed Forces”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claims it would be “completely wrong” to raise the issue of Russia’s responsibility for the latest violent escalation in Donbas. Answering a question of an UNIAN correspondent in Russia on whether the

Read more

A Dutch MH17 secret intelligence document leaked: Now all theories are going down

A Dutch military intelligence and security service document on investigating the crash of a Malaysian plane “MH 17”, shot down in July 2014, had leaked Source: Tanjug Until now, it was considered that Russia should be held responsible for the downing of the plane, which killed all passengers and crew members (a total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15

Read more

Russia to Consider Making Ex-Presidents Immune from Prosecution

Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. The proposal, made by a parliamentary working group, comes after President Vladimir Putin last month announced sweeping reforms to the political system that would shift some powers away from the presidency. Putin’s initiatives, which were followed by

Read more

Russia Ordered to Pay $50Bln to Yukos Shareholders

Following a ruling in the Netherlands, Russia says it will appeal the decision in the Dutch Supreme Court. A Dutch appeals court Tuesday ordered that the Russian government pay $50 billion to former shareholders in the defunct Russian oil giant Yukos. The decision overturned a previous ruling from a lower court. Immediately after the ruling, Russian officials said they would

Read more