Monthly Archives: May 2021

Belarus Defense Ministry confirms MiG-29 sent to intercept Ryanair plane, cites bomb threat

Chief of the General Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense Command Major General Andrei Gurtsevich has commented on the incident.REUTERS The Defense Ministry of Belarus has confirmed a MiG-29 fighter jet has been sent to escort a Ryanair plane, which reportedly requested a landing at Minsk National Airport over a possible bomb threat. This

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Kremlin: Putin is ready to discuss Crimea with Zelensky

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss cooperation on Crimea with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky not the ownership of Crimea, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on air of Rossiya 1 TV channel. “If we discuss Crimea in terms of the development of cross-border cooperation, you know, Russia has cross-border cooperation with other countries, in this regard,

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Former editor-in-chief of Nexta Roman Protasevich was detained in Minsk. The plane on which he flew was urgently landed in Belarus because of the bomb report. Lukashenka personally took the decision to land in order to “protect Europe”

On the afternoon of May 23, a Ryanair airline, flying from Athens to Vilnius, urgently boarded in Minsk . According to Franak Vyachorka, an advisor to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a journalist, former editor-in-chief of the Nexta telegram channel Roman Protasevich was on board. After leaving Nexta, he edited another opposition channel “Brain Belarus”. Before the flight, according  to Nexta, Protasevich noticed that he was being watched. In Minsk, passengers were taken

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A Plan for NATO to Get Serious About Russia

Kurt Volker When NATO heads of state and government gather in Brussels next month, they will have a wide and complex agenda. But while the Alliance has a pressing need to agree on positions on issues ranging from preventing disaster in Afghanistan to confronting China and maintaining progress towards spending 2% of GDP on defense, perhaps the most urgent issue

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UK Defense Secretary calls Russia “number one threat”

British Defense Minister Ben Wallace believes that Russia is “the number one threat” to his country. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Wallace highlighted the activity of Russian warships and submarines, which, according to him, “circle the entire coast” of Great Britain. In particular, he said, recently a Russian submarine was spotted in the Irish Sea. This, according to Wallace, did not

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Ukraine’s Future Is Being Made Outside Kyiv

They could not be more different but both young businessmen are making waves in Ukraine. Andriy Stavnitser’s easy laugh precedes him as he walks into a room and instantly charms his guest in English, Russian or German, while Yuriy Fylyuk smiles shyly as he oversees one of the most ambitious business projects in the country. “These young entrepreneurs inspire a

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