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Russia to provide Belarus with Iskander-M missiles

At the request of President Alexander Lukashenko, in the coming weeks Russia will make available to the Belarusian army Iskander-M missiles. These missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. For their part, the United States have supplied launchers, including 257 bomber planes, and 200 nuclear warheads for decades to several of their allies, notably in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands. and in Turkey. In doing so, they violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which (...)

Alain Benajam passed away

Our administrator, Alain Benajam, passed away on 26 June 2022 at 11:30 a.m. He was one of the founders of our organization in 1994, the chairman of our association in France as from 2012, and represented our friends from Donbass since 2014. He had been an official of the French Communist Party. He worked alongside Nobel physiology laureate Jean Dausset and red billionaire Sylvain Floirat, before founding his own companies. We thank him for his open-mindedness, for his affection and his (...)

USAID and State Department refuse scrutiny of Afghan file

The US State Department and USAID prevented their staff from interacting with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko (pictured). Both managements advance the argument that the Inspector General's mandate does not include their humanitarian action. John Sopko is a government inspector who has worked for the legislative and executive branches. He was appointed to his current position in 2012 by President Barack Obama. He is currently carrying out multiples audits (...)

Zelensky to replace head of SBU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to dismiss the head of his security service (SBU), Ivan Bakanov. The announcement has been delayed for lack of a successor. Bakanov is Zelensky's childhood friend. He became his producer when Zelensky was an acrobat, and was appointed head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) when Zelensky was elected president. According to his Western counterparts, he is grossly incompetent in the performance of his duties but is committed to (...)

London bans Russian participation in OSCE forum

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was created in 1973 by the Helsinki Accords. It can only take a decision unanimously. It is, by definition, a neutral forum allowing all European States to discuss among themselves regarding the protection of their security. However, in the course of the special Russian military operation in Ukraine, new OSCE officials were caught in Donbass in the act of spying. They were expelled by the President of the Lugansk People's Republic. (...)

EU launches blockade of Kaliningrad

European Union demanded of Poland and Lithuania to ban the transit of goods from mainland Russia to the Russian region of Kaliningrad (formerly Köningsberg). When Lithuania joined the European Union, it was stipulated that this Baltic state should guarantee transit to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Currently the Polish Suwalki Corridor is no longer serviceable. Therefore, Kaliningrad can currently only be accessed via the Baltic Sea. In 1945, Köningsberg was attached to the USSR as (...)

Foreign Affairs adviser to Chancellor Olaf Scholtz open to Russia

Chancellor Olaf Scholtz's foreign affairs adviser, diplomat Jens Plötner, stated that debates over Germany's support for Ukraine are "driven by a feverishness that often overlooks the most important points". He lamented that this issue is approached with a bias and that there are no substantive debates when it comes to Russia and China. On Ukraine's accession to the EU, he underlined that it is not because Ukraine has been attacked that it should benefit from a "discount" and be dispensed from (...)