Russia plans own helicopter carriers without copying Mistral-class analogues — official
Macedonia to join Turkish Stream after Russia-EU agreement is reached — PM
Kiev hopes to launch direct talks with creditors "one of these days" — finance minister
Over 100 warplanes engaged in Russia’s snap combat readiness check — defense ministry
US not to lift "Crimean" sanctions if Minsk deals are implemented - State Dept.
Russian humanitarian aid convoy to head to DonbassWorld May 28, 1:07
US not to lift "Crimean" sanctions if Minsk deals are implemented - State Dept.World May 28, 0:47
Kremlin: question about possible intrusion of Russian troops into Ukraine is inappropriateRussia May 27, 21:59
Poroshenko postpones visit to Poland due to impossibility to meet Andrzej Duda — sourceWorld May 27, 21:44
Report on Russia's alleged disruption of Normandy Four meeting untrue — Foreign MinistryWorld May 27, 21:36
Moody's improves Russia’s GDP outlook for 2015-2016Economy May 27, 21:33
Russia has every right to ensure its security if NATO expands — diplomatRussia May 27, 21:27
Russian deputy FM: BRICS leaders may "take association to new height"World May 27, 21:15
Four years of Agency for Strategic Initiatives’ work were "not in vain" — PutinRussia May 27, 21:09
KIEV, May 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian government has adopted a draft agreement on setting up a joint brigade with Poland and Lithuania. Parliament-appointed acting Defense Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval stated this on Wednesday.
“The government has approved the draft agreement on last week’s Tuesday. It is very important, because Poland and Lithuania are members of NATO, and Ukraine within the joint brigade will look up to the alliance’s standards,” the ministry’s press service quoted him as saying.
According to the Defense Ministry’s press service, the agreement on setting up the brigade is expected to be signed within a month. The Ukrainian part of the brigade will be located on the base of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in the Lviv region.
The idea of creating a tripartite brigade was proposed in November 2009, when defense ministers of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement stating the intentions to set up a joint unit. According to Poland’s Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak, this brigade could take part in stabilization missions and help Ukraine “to build the army”.