Monthly Archives: March 2021

See which countries side with Russia during the UNGA votes on Crimea

The evolution of the vote on occupied Crimea at the UNGA. Snapshot from the report by ZMINA  2021/03/27 – 20:01 • CRIMEA Article by: Tetyana Pechonchyk Editor’s NoteSeven years ago, on 27 March 2014, 100 UN members condemned Russia’s occupation of Crimea by adopting a relevant resolution at the General Assembly. However, the support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity has been less pronounced

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China and Russia’s military arsenals are terrifying in scale – but how would they perform in combat?

Special report: Britain’s defence review identified two key adversaries – China and Russia. But both present very different challenges. ByRoland Oliphant, SENIOR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ; Nataliya Vasilyeva IN MOSCOW and Sophia Yan IN BEIJING 29 March 2021 Chinese soldiers ride atop tanks as they drive in a parade CREDIT: Getty Peel away the euphemisms, and Britain’s Integrated Review of defence

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Ukraine Army receives domestic 3D radar system

The new radar is able to operate in almost any climatic conditions and also in mountainous terrain.Ukroboronprom State-owned Iskra Research and Production Complex, which is part of the state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom, manufactured and handed over to the Armed Forces a new 3D radar system 35D6M. The new station is capable of operating in almost any climatic conditions, as well

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A criminal case was opened against Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on the preparation of terrorist attacks in Belarus

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus has opened a criminal case against the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the participants of the project of the former Belarusian security officials BYPOL on the preparation of terrorist acts (Article 289 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus). “The abovementioned persons tried to carry out explosions and arson

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Russia to Deepen Ties With Myanmar Military Junta, Top Defense Official Says in First Visit After Coup

Russia and Myanmar are deepening their defense ties as Moscow’s military supplies continue to pour into the country, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said Friday at a meeting with the country’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Fomin’s visit marked the first high-profile visit to Myanmar by a foreign official since the country was rocked by a military coup that deposed its elected

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Kremlin: Russia is reviewing future relations with U.S.

Russia is analyzing the actions of Joe Biden’s administration. After this Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide on further bilateral relations, said the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov. “The analysis is being carried out now. The actions taken by the new U.S. administration are being reviewed. It will take time for this analysis to be finished,” Peskov said. After

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Alexey Navalny received six reprimands in two weeks in the colony

For two weeks in correctional colony number 2 in the Vladimir region, Alexei Navalny has already received six reprimands, according to a post published on behalf of the politician on his Facebook. “You get two reprimands and you can go to the  punishment cell , but this is an unpleasant thing, the conditions there are close to torture,” the publication says. The

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Russian Cheese King to Italy: Recognize Crimea to Export Parmesan Again

Italy should recognize Crimea as Russian territory before being allowed to export parmesan into the country again, the head of Russia’s cheesemakers union said Sunday. Russia banned wholesale imports of fresh EU food produce including parmesan in retaliation to Western sanctions over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.  Italian Ambassador to Moscow Pasquale Terracciano on Friday urged Russia to exclude

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Ukraine conducts military drills with Bayraktar TB2 drones

The Ukrainian Air Force conducted drills using Turkish attack drones Bayraktar TB2. According to the Ukrainian news agency Armyinform, the drones, which took off from the airfield near Mykolaiv, flew towards Tendrovsk Bay, located in the southwestern part of the Black Sea coast. The drones later returned to the same airfield. “Drones have worked out various training tasks,” the agency

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Crimea’s de-facto authorities to sue three Ukrainians for ‘water blockade’

The occupying authorities are reportedly preparing several claims against Ukraine. Chairman of Crimea’s Russia-controlled parliament Vladimir Konstantinov says that three citizens of Ukraine will be sued for a “water blockade” of the occupied peninsula. This is reported by Russia’s media outlet Gazeta.ru with reference to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. A lawsuit will be brought against ex-Members of the

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