• Putin to visit North Korea for the first time in over two decades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19 at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

    This will be Putin's first visit to North Korea since his first presidential term in 2000, when Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, was still in power.

    Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin leader published an article on the Kremlin website, lauding North Korea for its "firm support" of Russia in its war against Ukraine and expressing …

  • Unintended bombings: Russian Aerospace Forces drop five bombs on Belgorod region in one day

    The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) dropped five more bombs on the Belgorod region in a single day, yet the Kremlin seeks to hide this from the public. The causes of these incidents are unclear, but they likely stem from the poor quality of Russian weaponry, reports the news outlet by ASTRA, citing Ruslan Leviev, founder of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CITeam).

    As of June 15, 2024, FABs (guided bombs) were found near the villages of Arkhangelskoye and Tseplyaevo-Druzhki, with two more …

  • Kremlin : Russia aims to establish 'buffer zone' in ongoing push towards Kharkiv

    According to a representative of the Russian president, the occupying army does not intend to abandon its objective of seizing as much Ukrainian territory as possible.

    Russia has not given up on its plans to advance in the Kharkiv region despite heavy losses. The Russian Armed Forces have been tasked with creating a "buffer zone", said Kremlin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in a comment to Russian propagandist Pavel Zarubin.

    "The work on creating a buffer zone, a sanitary zone, continues. …

  • UN's Atomic Energy agency under scrutiny for support and training of Iranian researchers in Russia

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a part of the UN system, has been supporting Iranian researchers for years and sending them to Russia for training, according to the documents obtained by BILD am SONNTAG.

    According to these documents, representatives of the UN agency met with Javad Karimi-Sabet in Vienna at the beginning of 2022. Karimi-Sabet has been on the US sanctions list since 2020 and is considered one of the key figures behind Iran's nuclear bomb development. Internal email …

  • Yuan trading at risk on Moscow Exchange amid escalating sanctions and stock market panic

    There’s a growing panic on the Russian stock market, and now the Moscow Exchange may have to halt trading of the Chinese national currency, the yuan.

    This comes in the wake of the Moscow Exchange being cut off from trading in US dollars and euros, leading to mounting concerns that the Chinese yuan could be next.

    Reports from Russian media, citing experts, indicate high risks that Chinese banks will cease cooperation with the Moscow Exchange and the National Clearing Center of the Russian …