In the event of resumption of military actions, the Armenian army is not going to only defend, but will also attack, Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan said in an interview to the Public TV company of Armenia on Monday. He confirmed reports the Armenian army is also acquiring attacking weapons. “The psychology is changing; the approach is changing as armies that defend themselves always lose. That is why we are not going to only defend ourselves. Should military actions resume, we will not hesitate,” the minister said. Asked whether the army will attack too, Tonoyan said, “Why not?” The minster said the Armenian Armed Forces are not going to enter an arms race with Azerbaijan. Instead, they will focus on quality. “We are making purchases that will enable us to neutralize the possible ambitions of the adversary,” he said, adding he was also referring to the ongoing purchase of Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia. As to whether the fighters cost a lot, … [Read more...] about Defense minister: Should military actions resume, Armenia will attack
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Sputnik spoke to Saikat Bhattacharya, research scholar at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India about the report and its broader geopolitical implications and timing. Saikat is a regular guest on Sputnik Radio and has written for Regional Rapport and Global Village Space. Mr. Bhattacharya said that the 2019 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report clearly wanted the US government to "to ensure the safety of terrorist assets amongst the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State*" arrested by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies, adding that the US must declare a "policy to ensure the safety of these IS member once deported". "Page 631 is the most important part of the report", he said. "On the other hand, the report also alleges that the Syrian government, Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah committed 'atrocities' against non-Kurds, according to SDF sources". © AP Photo / Li Gang/XinhuaWestern Powers Will Never Give … [Read more...] about 2019 HRW Report Uses Bias, Human Rights to Attack US ‘Enemies’ — Scholar
Popular on social media Russia builds fence completely cutting occupied Crimea from Ukraine 1868 Ukraine braces for further attacks as Russian forces mobilize 358 Write to Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia this Christmas 178 In 2018, Ukraine together with its partners successfully resisted Russia’s attempts to exert pressure on the Council of Europe and return to PACE. Kyiv will do this next year as well. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter. You’ve reached your article limit Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive. Subscribe now for as low as $5.95 per month! If you are already a subscriber, please sign in here … [Read more...] about Ukrinform: Kuleba says Russia intensifies attacks on Council of Europe in 2018
Putin says the release of the sailors could be discussed after their trial in Russia is over. REUTERS U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker says that the United States hopes that Russia will release captive Ukrainian sailors "as expeditiously as possible, ideally before Christmas." "I think they should [release captive Ukrainian sailors], and all of us are urging to do so, so it should be a goodwill gesture. And if so, I hope that we were able to build on that, we can get some momentum," he told the TSN television news service in an exclusive interview. "We hope that is done as expeditiously as possible if they insist on it but the important thing is just to release the sailors as soon as possible, and ideally before Christmas." At the same time, Volker did not mention which Christmas he meant, as starting from 2018, Ukraine also celebrates Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar, on December 25. Ukrainians will also continue marking this … [Read more...] about Volker: We hope Russia will release Ukrainian sailors as expeditiously as possible
A REPORT has been released by the senate highlights Russia's efforts in targeting minority groups ahead of the 2016 US election. But what exactly did Russia do to meddle? Here's what we know. How did Russia meddle in US Elections? Russia used every major social media platform to influence the 2016 US election, a report released by the senate claims. Former trolls employed by the Internet Research Agency have revealed the industrial-scale 24-hour production of social media hate and fake news. Keyboard warriors are ordered to bombard message sites and news comment sections with propaganda aimed at turning Brits and Americans against their own governments. The agency - based in an anonymous office block in St Petersburg - has backed Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, rallied support for Brexit and is said to have helped Donald Trump win the US election in 2016. The US Justice Department says The Internet Research Agency was founded by restaurant boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, … [Read more...] about How did Russia meddle in US Elections and what do the Senate reports say?