Michel Slams Putin

EU council president Charles Michel has issued a strongly worded statement after Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces. It reads, “President Putin has decided on Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. This annexation follows sham referenda and constitutes a dangerous and irresponsible escalation. It is…

Russian Terror: Acts of Desperation

On 11 September on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the USA, Russia struck the critical infrastructure of Ukraine – thermal power plants, which resulted in complete or partial blackout of some regions of Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions. The Kremlin dictator struck, as always, sneakily, stealthily. Another war crime took place…

XI Jinping’s Agenda for His Central Asia Trip

On 14 September, Chinese leader Xi Jinping embarked on a three-day trip (Sept. 14–16) to Central Asia, where he is visiting both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. During his trip, he will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the southeastern Uzbekistani city of Samarkand and meet with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, write Jianli…

Putin’s War Will be Won or Lost in Brussels

“Putin’s war” will be won or lost in Brussels, writes Giles Merritt. Whatever the military outcome on the killing fields of the Donbass, it’s the solidarity of the European Union that will eventually determine whether Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is defeated or victorious. That in turn will depend on whether the EU and its member…

Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Clashes Flare Up

Last night 12 September the units of the armed forces of Armenia conducted aggressive incursions in the direction of Dashkasan, Kalbajar and Lachin along the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border. According to information provided by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, sabotage groups of the armed forces of Armenia using the mountainous relief of the…

Albanian Cyber Attacks

NATO chiefs have hit out against what it calls the “malicious” cyber activities against Albania. The comments came with a strongly worded statement aimed at countering the outbreak. The statement reads: “We stand in solidarity with Albania following the recent cyber attack on its national information infrastructure. “Allies acknowledge the statements by Albania and other Allies attributing…

Chemical Attack?

Chemical Attack

Russian propaganda has always been renowned for its vivid imagination, and for fabricating pretexts to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the war, there have been many such provocations, including fakes about atrocities committed by the Ukrainian military and about the bombing of residential buildings, chemical attacks, and more. But nobody believes the Kremlin’s…

Russian Passport as a Tool of Annexation

Russian Passport as tool of Annexation

Russia in the occupied territories of Ukraine is testing a new form of “legitimate” annexation – a voluntary and forced passportisation of Ukrainians. Putin is artificially setting a precedent to justify interference in the affairs of a sovereign state under the pretext of protecting the interests of “Russian people. The Russian president has repeatedly stated…