Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts

February 19, He was poisoned


Russian head Igor Kirilov spoke up today with the latest information.

Feb 19, 2024. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The Ukrainian armed forces poisoned the head of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, with phenolic compounds.

February 16, Alexei Navalny, the fiercest foe of Russia’s Putin, has died, Russian authorities say


Feb 16, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Alexei Navalny, the fiercest foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests, died in prison Friday, Russia’s prison agency said. He was 47.


January 29 - Russia to begin repairs of damaged Minsk landing ship in 2024


Jan 29, 2024. Jan 29, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Russia will begin repairs of the Minsk big amphibious assault ship of project 775 of the Baltic fleet damaged by a Ukrainian strike in 2024, a source close to Crimean law enforcers told TASS.

January 24 - British Intelligence: Reports suggest property confiscation in Russia for criticizing the war


Jan 24, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house) discussed a bill on January 22nd regarding the arrest of financial assets, including property, of residents of Russia openly criticizing the Russian army and the "special military operation."

January 21 - Putin to visit Egypt for laying foundation of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant’s 4th reactor: Kremlin



Jan 21, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to visit Egypt to participate in laying the foundation for the fourth reactor in the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, the Kremlin in Moscow announced on Friday.

Russia used North Korean missiles, US says


Jan 4, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The White House has said North Korea provided Russia with ballistic missiles and launchers for its invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Putin sped up the Russian citizenship process for foreign fighters. DW has the latest.



Russian FM Lavrov Cautions Armenia Against NATO Engagements


Dec 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

In an interview with TASS published on December 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia expects Armenia to realize the threat of losing the sovereignty of the state in the sphere of national defense and security as a result of deepening dialogue with NATO.

Saxon PM Urges Germany-Russia Dialogue, Ukraine to Accept Territory Loss


Michael Kretschmer

Dec 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, said that Ukraine should come to terms with the occupation of its territories by Russia. This, in his opinion, will ensure a truce and a cease-fire.

Armenia admits possibility of new military, technical cooperation agreements with Russia

Dec 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 Armenia and Russia may negotiate new agreements on military and technical cooperation, Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan said at a briefing.

Armenia and Russia Reach Understanding Over TV Broadcasting, Avoiding Escalation


Dec 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On December 18, Armenian Minister of High-Tech Industry Robert Khachatryan stated that Russian partners have recognized violations in the order of broadcasting of their TV channels in Armenia, and the Armenian side has decided not to go into details. 

Russia delivers first kamikaze naval drone BBKN Dandelion for deployment in Ukraine


The first prototype of the BBKN Dandelion kamikaze drone, depicted here, had already been dispatched to the combat zone in Ukraine. (Picture source: Russian social media)


Dec 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Information emerged on Russian social media regarding the Kingisepp Machine-Building Plant (KMZ) unveiling the first Russian kamikaze naval drone, known as 'Dandelion.' 

Bulgarian public radio cancels broadcast of interview with Russian ambassador


Eleonora Mitrofanova

Dec 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The programme board of public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) voted on December 16 to cancel the broadcast of a pre-recorded interview with Russian ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanova, a few hours before the broadcast was scheduled.

Putin was confused when facing his AI doppelganger!

Dec 14, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared confused when confronted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated version of himself during a marathon online and TV appearance today during which he answered questions from reporters and polled citizens.

Moscow Comments on Armenia's Western Military Engagements

Dec 8, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Recently, Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Hrachya Sarkisian noted that Armenia does not intend to sue Russia over the non-fulfillment of arms deals, under which Yerevan has not received the ordered military products, although it has made the relevant payments.

Zelenskyy to plead for US aid as reserves dry out


File photo. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (C) walks with US House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (L) as he arrives to meet with leaders of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2023.

Dec 5, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelenskyy and top aides to US President Joe Biden will make their case to US senators on Tuesday (5 December) about why a fresh infusion of military assistance is needed to help Ukraine repel Russian invaders.

Washington Post: Everything in Ukrainian counteroffensive went wrong

Dec 4, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

“Everything went wrong,” evaluated the American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ in a comprehensive analysis on Monday, dedicated to the Ukrainian counteroffensive against the Russian army that began in June this year.

Sergey Lavrov allowed to land in Skopje


Nov 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A Russian delegation that is to travel to North Macedonia to attend the OSCE ministerial summit, and which should comprise Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, will be allowed to land in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje, as the Government has decided to lift the overflight ban on Russian planes just for this one flight.

Skopje Says Blinken To Attend OSCE Summit That May Include Lavrov


Foreign Minister of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani

Nov 25, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is slated to attend the OSCE ministerial summit in Skopje on November 30-December 1, North Macedonia’s foreign minister said, an event that could also include the presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Ukraine requires more air defense to shield grain export, says President Zelenskyy


Nov 25, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Ukraine needs more air defenses to protect its grain export routes as well regions bordering Russia, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, as he addressed an international summit on food security in Kyiv. The Swiss President during the summit also pledged to provide additional support to Kyiv.