Gerard Depardieu opens cultural center in SaranskSociety & Culture August 28, 7:22
Protesters pelt Ukrainian embassy in Moscow with eggsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 28, 0:41
Russian sports minister says couple pages missing from McLaren's initial reportSport August 27, 13:26
Lavrov, Kerry round up 12-hours-long talks in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 27, 2:50
Competitions for Russian Paralympians banned from Rio to be held in early SeptemberSport August 26, 21:35
Russian swimmer breaks world record in 100 m IM on short courseSport August 26, 21:15
Russian lawmaker believes prospects for pan-European Army dim after BrexitRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 26, 21:01
Bombers and interceptor aircraft redeployed to southern Russia from PermMilitary & Defense August 26, 20:50
Tokyo refrains from commenting Russia’s offer to join relief operation in SyriaWorld August 26, 19:45
Deutsche Welle media corporation said, referring to an official in the NATO headquarters in Brussels that NATO confirmed the American CNN television reports that the Ukrainian army used short-range ballistic missiles against the militias in the east of the country. The official declined to provide the details, saying that the reports “were based on the U.S. intelligence data.”
Some media reported that the Ukrainian military possibly used the Tochka missile systems with the range of more than 100 kilometers. Deutsche Welle said it was not immediately clear how many missiles the Ukrainian side fired or what their targets were.
According to Deutsche Welle, Ukraine has disproved the CNN report. Deutsche Welle cited an official of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council who said on July 30 that the country’s armed forces “do not use ballistic missiles during the counter-terrorist operation.