Tag: RIA Novosti

  • Russian MP suggests swapping WSJ reporter for Assange

    Russian MP suggests swapping WSJ reporter for Assange

    The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Gershkovich and the WikiLeaks publisher are both charged with espionage If Moscow decides on a prisoner swap involving Evan Gershkovich, it should request Julian Assange’s release from a British dungeon, Russian State Duma Deputy Sergey Obuhkov said on Friday. Obuhkov, a Russian Communist Party lawmaker, told reporters that some members […]

  • Live: Finland becomes a NATO member as Russia warns of countermeasures

    Live: Finland becomes a NATO member as Russia warns of countermeasures

    Finland officially became the 31st member of NATO on Tuesday, completing ratification in well under a year – the fastest membership process in the alliance’s recent history. As Western allies strengthen ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview published Tuesday that Russia could get “tough” with a hostile EU. Follow our live […]

  • Finland joins NATO amid threat of Russian aggression

    Finland joins NATO amid threat of Russian aggression

    Finland will officially join NATO on Tuesday, becoming the 31st member of the world’s largest military alliance – a move that Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said would make the region safer and the organization stronger. “We will raise the Finnish flag for the first time here at NATO headquarters. It will be a good day for […]

  • Stoltenberg announces Finland’s NATO accession date

    Stoltenberg announces Finland’s NATO accession date

    The Nordic country will officially join the US-led military bloc after ratification by Trkiye Finland will officially become the 31st member of NATO on Tuesday, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced in a statement on Monday. “This is a historic week,” Stoltenberg told reporters on the eve of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. “From tomorrow, […]

  • Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a defense minister’s proposal to strengthen the Russian military by more than 30% on Wednesday, as he said Moscow needed to learn from and address the problems it faces in Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This […]

  • Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    At a meeting with Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) leaders in Latvia on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy immediately requested more military and defense support. “Russian aggression can and must fail. And our task now is to accelerate it. Now – at this summit – I urge you to do everything to accelerate the defeat of […]

  • EU countries multiply trade with Russia RIA

    EU countries multiply trade with Russia RIA

    Some member states have increased trade turnover by more than 200%, the news agency says Three quarters of EU member states increased their trade with Russia in the first eight months of 2022, RIA Novosti reported on Saturday, citing data collected from the bloc’s various national statistics departments. Russia’s trade with Bulgaria and Greece reportedly […]

  • NATO needs enemies to justify its existence Russia

    NATO needs enemies to justify its existence Russia

    The bloc’s ongoing expansion is motivated by a desire to create confrontation, a senior diplomat claims Having an enemy to fight is essential to NATO’s survival, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko has argued. The diplomat added that the bloc’s expansion is largely motivated by the need to antagonize nations so they can fit the […]

  • Russia explains what is important to NATO

    Russia explains what is important to NATO

    The bloc needs an enemy to exist and is expanding to find one, a senior diplomat said Having an enemy to fight is essential to NATO’s survival, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko has argued. “NATO is the kind of organization that cannot live without an enemy. If it didn’t have one, it would have […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to EU via Nord Stream 2 Minister

    Russia ready to send gas to EU via Nord Stream 2 Minister

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Aleksander Novak Russia can supply gas to the EU through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest sabotage, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak has told RIA Novosti. The former energy minister described the attempts to destroy Nord Stream […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to the EU via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Russia ready to send gas to the EU via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister Russia can supply gas to Europe through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest explosions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak. The energy official described the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to Europe via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Russia ready to send gas to Europe via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister Russia can supply gas to Europe through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest explosions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak. The energy official described the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Explosioner vid en rysk militärflygbas på Krim på tisdagen orsakades av en detonation av flygammunition och dödade en person, sade den ryske guvernören på Krim i sociala medier. Fem personer, inklusive ett barn, skadades också i explosionen. Följ våra liveuppdateringar för den senaste utvecklingen kring kriget i Ukraina. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:48: Ryskt […]

  • Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow wants to seize territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region as the United States and its allies committed more military aid to Ukraine. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or capture […]

  • Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow wants more territory than Donbas

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow wants to conquer territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region, where Ukrainian forces are currently fighting for control. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to overthrow the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky or to capture the capital, Kyiv, […]

  • Russia Info Ops Home In on perceived weak links

    Russia Info Ops Home In on perceived weak links

    WASHINGTON – Russian-influenced traders appear to have diminished their focus as they continue their attempts to sow discord and undermine Western efforts to support Ukraine, according to new research from cybersecurity company Recorded Future. Although traces of Russian influence operations can be found targeting many of the countries that have supported Ukraine with arms, financial […]

  • Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said that even though there is no imminent risk of Russians marching on Kyiv, the capital would not let its guard down. Earlier, the supreme court of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) sentenced to death two British and one Moroccan captured while fighting for Ukraine. Read about the […]

  • The future of the Arctic Council is uncertain because of an isolated Russia

    The future of the Arctic Council is uncertain because of an isolated Russia

    The Russian media has reported that the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO may have long-term effects on Arctic co-operation. If Finland and Sweden join NATO, then, with the exception of Russia, all the remaining seven Arctic Council countries will be members of the military alliance. Other members of the Arctic Council are the […]

  • Tuesday’s newspapers: Russian media mouth, dry January and contract for students

    Tuesday’s newspapers: Russian media mouth, dry January and contract for students

    Russia is less than excited about NATO’s ability to expand its northwestern border. However, Russian media have criticized Finland and Sweden for rethinking the issue of NATO membership, writes Helsingin sanomat newspaper. Some Russian commentators have said that Russia’s actions drove Finland into NATO’s arms, while others have suggested that Finland should not act as […]

  • How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    Russia has signed military procurement contracts to a record $ 53 billion in recent years. What is the country’s strategy for reaching new customers and conquering new markets? In the summer of 2021, Russia managed to sign arms contracts worth three billion euros. The deal was made at several international arms exhibitions in Russia: the […]

  • OPINION: How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    OPINION: How Russia competes for its share of the global arms market

    Russia has signed military procurement contracts to a record $ 53 billion in recent years. What is the country’s strategy for reaching new customers and conquering new markets? In the summer of 2021, Russia managed to sign arms contracts worth three billion euros. The deal was made at several international arms exhibitions in Russia: the […]

  • Journalists among those killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Journalists among those killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Despite the outside world’s call for a ceasefire, fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues over the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nearly 200 people have been killed so far and the injured also include journalists, who travel there to report. Pictures published by the news agency Reuters show how a helicopter takes off with an injured […]

  • Coronakaos and KHL

    Coronakaos and KHL

    There is corona chaos in the ice hockey Russian league, KHL. Tuesday night’s match between Dinamo Riga and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod has been postponed due to corona falls in the clubs. The match is just one in a series of postponed matches in the league. “But the really, really messy case concerns the club Lokomotiv […]

  • Batka gets her gun.  Belarusian note.  Laughter ensues.

    Batka gets her gun. Belarusian note. Laughter ensues.

    First, the sight of a government Mi-8 helicopter flying over massive protests in Minsk led to speculation that President Alyaksandr Lukashenka fled the capital during days of opposition pressure to crash. In fact, the authoritarian ruler seemed to have been on a summons and used his red and green planes in the air to observe […]

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