NATO keeps silent about helicopters supplying arms to terrorists in Afghanistan. Russian President's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov commented at a press conference following the meeting of the Russia — NATO Council in Brussels the new US strategy towards Afghanistan.
"The breath of the Maidan has again started blowing in the Ukrainian capital since Tuesday [October 17]. Outside the walls of the Kiev parliament there is a tent city with barricades and field kitchens, demonstrators in camouflage demand early elections and the resignation of President Pyotr Poroshenko.
A former Crimean prosecutor, Russian Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya, has accused presidential hopeful Kseniya Sobchak of showing disrespect for her own people by referring to Crimea as "Ukrainian territory" at a recent press conference.
Massive deployments of US-led forces continue to Asia-Pacific. The US Navy has announced that the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other warships had entered the Asia-Pacific region to join the US 7th Fleet. Just day before aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the waters, where already is deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Polish side strengthens transport and people examination at some border checkpoints, reports the Ukrainian Frontier Service.
Thus, starting from Monday queues on Polish Yagodyn checkpoint considerably increased.
The statement of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces commander came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a Sunday joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh that Iran and all other countries currently helping Iraq in its fight against the Daesh terrorist group needed to leave the Arab country now that the battle was drawing to a close.
Donbass is becoming one of the most mined regions in the world, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Muller said at a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the statement is published on the organization's website.
The Russian and the Philippine government have signed an agreement on military and technical cooperation on Tuesday. The document was signed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and the Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.
Russian diplomats reminded that the events on the Maidan of 2013-2014, as well as now, were accompanied by slogans about the overthrow of the president. The foreign policy department of the Russian Federation closely follows the protest actions that have not ceased outside the Ukrainian parliament.
Germany is concerned about the growth of the Nazi spirits in Ukraine, German political scientist Alexander Sosnowski stated on air of the Russia 1 TV channel.
People in two of Italy’s richest northern regions have voted overwhelmingly in favor of more autonomy in twin plebiscites that were held against the backdrop of Catalonia’s push for secession from mainland Spain.
The New York Times, which is considered the mouthpiece of the Democrats, has published an article by Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer "Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue."
Russia is worried about Kiev’s plans to offer preferences to the languages of certain national minorities under the law on education as it thinks that such actions will only aggravate the situation in case discrimination of the Russian language stays in place, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, reports
Russia has been and will continue to be a guarantor of the Minsk agreements that lay out the conditions for the peaceful resolution of the conflict between Kiev and regions in eastern Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, reports Sputnik.
Russia hopes that the Ukrainian leadership will not use protests outside the Verkhovna Rada parliament in Kiev for escalation in Donbass, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, reports TASS.
Troops of Russia’s Western Military District will get about 1,000 modern weapon systems by the end of this year, the District’s press office reported on Wednesday.