Jan 11 2021

China Advances In Europe As Unipolar World Collapsing Together With United States Political System

Donate Screen displaying Chinese President Xi Jinping, and European Leaders as they announce the successful deal. Click to see full-size image. Johanna Geron/Pool via AP On December 30th, the EU and China approved a comprehensive investment agreement, despite a request for talks on the issue by the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron joined EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel in a video conference to conclude negotiations over the deal, which removes a number of barriers to European companies’ investment in China. We will …

Jan 2 2021

BioNTech Criticizes EU For Not Ordering Enough Vaccine, Risking Its Profits Against Pfizer

Donate Click to see full-size image On January 1st, German company BioNTech criticized the EU’s failure to order more doses of its coronavirus vaccine, saying it is now competing with its US partner, Pfizer to boost production amid fears of a European “gap” left by the lack of other approved vaccines. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to be approved by the EU late in December 2020. It was first approved by the US, Canada and the UK. With criticism growing of the slow pace of the EU’s vaccine programme, Uğur Şahin, thehead of the German biotech firm, told Der …

Dec 23 2020

Germany Protests “Unjustified Tit-For-Tat Sanctions” By Russia Over The Navalny Fiasco

Donate Click to see full-size image Germany was targeted with “unjustified tit-for-tat sanctions” by Russia in response to sanctions imposed by the EU due to Alexey Navalny’s alleged poisoning. This was reported by AFP, citing an unnamed German foreign ministry source. The charge d’affaires at the German embassy in Moscow, Beate Grzeski, was summoned to the Russian foreign ministry and informed that “countermeasures in the form of travel bans against German state institutions have been ordered”, the source said. “While this past pattern of Russian countermeasures is known, they remain in the view of the German government unjustified,” the source …

Dec 21 2020

‘Novichok-Poisoned Bikini’: Navalny Releases Recording Of Phone Call With Alleged FSB Officer

Click to see full-size image On December 21st, Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny published a conversation with an alleged FSB officer by the name of Konstantin Kudryavtsev. It is, of course, a mystery how the agent didn’t recognize the voice of the person who he was allegedly tasked to kill, but, well, asking questions has always been a vice. Navalny reportedly called one FSB officer first, and that officer immediately recognized him and hung up. The second operative, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, was seemingly duped into thinking he was talking to an aide working for a top FSB general. The call was …

Dec 11 2020

EU Approves Sanctions On Turkey, As Trump Administration Expected To Do The Same

Click to see full-size image On December 10th, European leaders at an EU summit approved sanctions on Turkey, over its drilling in the Mediterranean Sea. During a videoconference on December 7th, EU foreign ministers concluded Ankara had aggravated existing tensions in the eastern Mediterranean since the October summit. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who chaired the meeting, expressed disappointment at the lack of progress regarding ongoing regional disputes. “We have not seen a fundamental change of direction in Turkey’s behavior,” Borrell said Monday. “On the contrary, in several aspects the situation has worsened.” According to a draft statement seen …

Dec 1 2020

U.S. And Australia To Jointly Develop Hypersonic Missiles, Germany Joins EU Effort For Hypersonic Defenses

Click to see full-size image On November 30th, the US announced a joint program with Australia to continue developing air breathing hypersonic vehicles. The Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) is an Allied Prototyping Initiative (API) under the Directorate for Advanced Capabilities within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. The US Department of the Air Force, under the direction of the Weapons Program Executive Officer, is responsible for the execution of the program. “SCIFiRE is a true testament to the enduring friendship and strong partnership between the United States and Australia,” said Michael …

Jul 25 2020

NATO 2020: A Coalition of the Unwilling

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS, Thanks to your support in the previous days, SouthFront was able to finalize this analytical video. Nonetheless, the situation remains complicated due to the increasing agressive censorship and pressure on our team. SouthFront is a crowdfunded endeavour that operates on the audience’s donations. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP: PayPal: [email protected], or via:, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson The problem with alliances is that …

Jul 19 2020

“Putin Hacked Our Coronavirus Vaccine” Is The Dumbest Story Yet

Click to see the full-size image Written by Caitlin Johnstone; Originally appeared at her blog OMG you guys Putin hacked our coronavirus vaccine secrets! Today mainstream media is reporting what is arguably the single dumbest Russiavape story of all time, against some very stiff competition. “Russian hackers are targeting health care organizations in the West in an attempt to steal coronavirus vaccine research, the U.S. and Britain said,” reports The New York Times. “Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) …

Jun 13 2020

Fire Breaks Out On Board Of French Navy Nuclear Submarine (Video)

Donate Click to see the full-size image On June 12, fire broke out onboard a French Navy nuclear submarine docked at the Mediterranean port of Toulon and was raging for about 14 hours. According to French aurthorities, nobody was hurt and no nuclear materials or weapons were on board the vessel, the Perle, which was in dry dock for repairs. [embedded content] Toulon is the French biggest naval base and is home to most of its fleet, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, nuclear submarines and other warships. The Ruby-class nuclear submarine Perle was launched in 1990 and …

Jun 5 2020

CAESAR 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The CAESAR (CAmion Équipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie) is a French self-propelled 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 1 2020

Norwegian Nuclear Research Reactor Provided Faked Data To Its Customers For Years

Donate Click to see full-size image An investigation at Norway’s now-closed Halden research reactor reveals that results from a number of nuclear fuel experiments were tampered with in an effort that was “planned and well hidden,” according to the facility’s operator. Many of Halden’s former customers are foreign governments and nuclear utilities that relied on Halden’s data to make decisions about how to fuel their own nuclear reactors. While officials have not revealed which nuclear operators might have been impacted by the falsifications, the say the report casts doubt on seven fuel experiments that took place between 1990 and 2005. …

May 15 2020

San Giorgio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The San Giorgio is a class of amphibious assault ships of the Italian Navy. These warships can carry a battalion of troops, and up to 36 armored vehicles. The stern floodable dock allows to accommodate three landing craft. San Giorgio and San Marco have been extensively modified into landing helicopter docks. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 14 2020

Violent Protests In Montenegro Following Arrest Of Bishop And Eight Priests

Donate Click to see full-size image Montenegrin police used tear gas against demonstrators in the cities of Niksic and Plevlya, where local residents protested against the detention of representatives of the local clergy – Bishop of Budimlyan-Niksic Serbian Orthodox Church Joanikije and eight priests. This was reported by Montenegrin outlet Vijesti. upravo sad u Pljevljima za bracu apelase — 🇲🇪🇲🇪zelenascg🇲🇪🇲🇪1244 (@zelenascg) May 13, 2020 There were also clashes between police and protesters. The publication notes that in spite of the ban on holding mass events because of the coronavirus pandemic, the clergy held a meeting of believers for the …

May 8 2020

Italy Rolls Out Its Sole Aircraft Carrier “Carvour” For Sea Trials After Modernization

Donate Click to see full-size image On May 6th, the flagship of the Italian Navy, the light aircraft carrier Cavour 550 left the Taranto naval base for sea trials after modernization work. The modernization work began back in December 2018. It is reported that after going to sea, the ship’s crew should begin preparations for deployment off the US east coast, where tests will be made for landing and taking off from the aircraft carrier of F-35B fighter jets. In addition to the conventional take-off and landing version of the F-35A fighter jets, Italy purchased 30 F-35B fighters for the …

May 7 2020

78 Migrants and Crew Stranded On Cargo Vessel In Mediterranean

Click to see full-size image On May 4th, several vessels took part in an operation, coordinated by the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre) of Italy, to rescue 121 migrants, heading towards the coast of Italy on several boats. Among the migrants are citizens of Bangladesh, Morocco, Chad, Libya, Sudan. Some of the migrants on the boat reached the shore, accompanied by the Pyxis Epsilon tanker. Another 78 people were taken aboard the container ship Marina. Among the crew there are citizens of Ukraine. The Marina is a small vessel with just a 670 TEU capacity and a crew of 13. …

May 6 2020

Crude Oil Price Recovers Slightly, But There’s Little Hope Of Avoiding Recession

Donate Click to see full-size image On May 5th, Brent crude oil price went up by 13% up to $30 per barrel, but this isn’t a sign that the economic downturn is being reversed for the better. The price of Brent is a week-long increase, returning from below $20 per barrel. Stock markets also made gains, despite a decision by the German constitutional court that appeared to undermine efforts by the European Central Bank (ECB) to orchestrate a eurozone-wide stimulus plan. Analysts said while the better news from China had improved the outlook for oil consumption, there was still a …

May 1 2020

Geo-Economic Battle for Russia

Donate REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang As the world struggles to achieve any semblance of normality amid the developing economic and coronavirus (COVID-19) cries, China is playing towards increasing its influence throughout Eurasia. In the first quarter of 2020, China bought a record high number of Russian oil (Urals) – 4 million tones. As a comparison, in the fourth quarter of 2019, China received only 2.5 million tones. The previous record of the supplies of Russian oil to China was registered in the third quarter of 2018 – 2.7 million tones. Therefore, China expanded its import of Russian crude by 1.6 times. This …

Apr 27 2020

Panavia Tornado Multirole Combat Aircraft (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft  jointly developed by Italy, the UK and Germany. Three primary Tornado variants are the following: Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber; Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) electronic warfare mission-capable variant; Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Apr 24 2020

As COVID-19 Infection Rate Slows, Europe Mulls Easing Of Restrictions

Donate Click to see full-size image Throughout Europe in recent days the COVID-19 infection rate has been steadily going down, while numbers of active infections remain relatively high. Regardless, this is seen as a good sign and prompts some countries into mulling possible reduction of some anti-COVID-19 measures. These include: Austria as of April 14th began relaxing some of its lockdown measures. Non-essential stores under 400 square meters were allowed to open their doors along with hardware stores and garden centers. Shopping malls and hairdressers will open up on May 1st. People will be required to wear masks in stores …

Apr 21 2020

Notorious ISIS Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary Reportedly Detained In Spain

Donate Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary before his ISIS career The notorious jihadi rapper, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who fled Britain to join ISIS has reportedly been captured in Spain. According to reports, the rapper who travelled to Syria and shared social media images of him holding a decapitated head in Raqqa in 2014 was one of the terrorists arrested in Almeria on April 21. Así detuvimos en #Almería a uno de los Foreign Terrorist Fighters de DAESH más buscados de #Europa. De nacionalidad egipcia, habría entrado ilegalmente en España y se ocultaba en un piso de alquiler. También se arrestó a otras …

Apr 20 2020

Watch: Dramatic Footage Shows Chadian Military Jet ‘Accidentally’ Fires Missile At Senior Commander’s Home

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge A missile was ‘accidentally’ fired from a Chadian military jet while sitting on the tarmac, preparing for an anti-jihadist mission in Chad. The missile struck a nearby house, killing five people, reported DefPost. The incident occurred on Friday (April 17), involving a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 of the Chadian Air Force. Local media said the missile was fired from the warplane parked on the tarmac at the Adji Kossei airbase, bordering N’Djamena International Airport, an international airport serving N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad. Local media said the blast destroyed the home of Mahamat Saleh Arim, deputy …

Apr 16 2020

Germany Arrests 4 ISIS Suspects Planning Attack On US Military Bases

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Four suspected ISIS members were arrested in Germany for allegedly planning to attack U.S. Air Force bases, German federal prosecutors announced on April 15. The Associated Press reports (source): Federal prosecutors said the suspects were arrested by tactical police units early Wednesday at various locations in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. They identified the men as Azizjon B., Muhammadali G., Farhodshoh K. and Sunatullokh K. — all citizens of Tajikistan. The suspects’ surnames weren’t released for privacy reasons. The men’s alleged leader, a 30-year-old Tajik man identified only as Ravsan B., has been in jail since …

Apr 16 2020

ERC President Resigned Over COVID-19 Response: Too Much Or Too Little Bureaucracy?

Donate Click to see full-size image On April 7th, Professor Mauro Ferrari, a distinguished nanomedicine researcher resigned from his post as president of the European Research Council (ERC). [pdf] In his letter of resignation, he made a very emotion-filled case of idealism and that he was let down by the ERC. “My tenure as President of the European Research Council (ERC) has come to an end, as earlier today I tendered my resignation to President Ursula von der Leyen. My appointment was announced in May 2019, to take office on January 1, 2020. In the intervening 7 months I volunteered …

Apr 15 2020

In Dramatic Move, Merkel Announces Decision To Start Removing Coronavirus Shutdown Measures

Donate IMAGE: Bernd von Jutrczenka/Reuters On April 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a decision to start removing coronavirus lockdown measures in the coming weeks. Germany will reopen many of its shops on April 20 and some of its schools from May 4 in all 16 federal states of the country. Under the decision, Merkel said, stores up to 800 square metres will be allowed to reopen once they have “plans to maintain hygiene”. Heads of some regions, as well as the leaders of large enterprises, who pointed out the negative economic consequences of the lockdown, insisted on the quarantine …

Apr 15 2020

Map Update: COVID-19 Outbreak In European Union And United Kingdom As Of April 15, 2020

Donate Click to see the full-size image A closer look at the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the European Union and in the United Kingdom. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Apr 10 2020

EU Agrees on €500Bn Emergency Response Plan As COVID-19 Spread Slows

Donate Click to see full-size image On April 9th, European Union finance ministers agreed on an emergency response plan of €500 billion. “This proposal contains bold and ambitious proposals that would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago”, the Portuguese Finance minister and president of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno said in a video conference. “We can all remember the response to the financial crisis of the last decade, when Europe did too little too late. This time around is different.” The proposal, he added, “implements the strong response that Europe needs”. Shortly after they reached an agreement, finance ministers …

Apr 10 2020

Monument Of Soviet General Taken Down In Prague, Prompts Attack On Czech Embassy In Moscow

Donate Click to see full-size image On April 3rd, the bronze statue of General Ivan Konev, a marshall of the Soviet Union during World War II, was dismantled and taken down in Prague, Czech Republic. This was a result of a vote by a local assembly. Konev is regarded as a hero in Russia for retaking much of Eastern Europe from Nazi German forces during World War II. He led the Soviet troops that entered Prague after it had been liberated from the Nazis by resistance forces. Erected in 1980, the statue honoured Konev for leading the Soviet forces credited …

Apr 9 2020

Italy’s COVID-19 And Economic Contingency Measures

Donate Click to see full-size image Italy, is on the road to recovery, as it appears from the decreasing numbers in both new cases and fatalities, especially compared to just approximately 7 days prior to April 9th. Regardless, however, this was achieved through severe measures, limiting the movement of individuals and enforcing social isolation. The government’s decisions are enforced across all regions. These include the closure of all bars, restaurants, gyms, shopping malls and similar establishments that can see a concentration of people. The self-isolation is imposed in the following form: you need a printed-out form that an individual has …

Apr 8 2020

Germany Approves Delivery Of Type 209 Attack Submarine To Egypt (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The German government approved the license of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to supply a Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine to Egypt. The contract for the delivery of the two Type 209 class submarines to Egypt was signed in 2011. In 2015, Egypt opted to order two additional units of the most recent version of the Type 209 family. The first Type 209 submarine was delivered to Egypt in December 2016 the second one in August 2017. The contract is planned to be fully implemented with the handover of the fourth submarine in 2021. MORE …

Apr 7 2020

EU urges lifting sanctions blocking humanitarian assistance

Brussels, SANA_ The European Union has called on other countries to lift sanctions imposed on Syria, Venezuela, Iran and DPRK that prevent medical and humanitarian aid from reaching them amid the coronavirus pandemic EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell at a press conference in Brussels on Monday said: “In the case of the UN and the EU, it is quite clear that our sanctions do not cause any problems in terms of provision of humanitarian aid. And we would like other countries that impose sanctions to follow in our footsteps to make sure that medical equipment can be provided to …

Apr 3 2020

In Video: Russian And Italian Doctors Prepare To Treat Patients In Field Hospital In Bergamo

Donate Russian physicians and nurses together with their Italian colleagues are getting ready for treating the COVID-19 infected in a field hospital. Meanwhile, in the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo anaesthetists and resuscitation experts share their experience and familiarize themselves with the future work procedures. The field hospital deployed in Bergamo is to commence its work on Monday. It can accomodate 142 patients at one time. It will be operated by more than 200 doctors from both countries. Currently, the Russian and Italian military have carried out sanitation of 20 senior care centres treating those infected with COVID-19. Over …

Apr 2 2020

EU Launches Operation IRINI, Impeding Turkish Arms Deployments To Libya

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 31st, the EU launched its CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) military operation in the Mediterranean, called Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, and its aim is to enforce the UN embargo on weapons deliveries to Libya. “Only political solutions and the full respect of the UN arms embargo will bring a solution to the Libyan crisis. But diplomacy cannot succeed unless it is backed by action. This operation will be essential and a clear contribution to promoting peace in our immediate neighbourhood through a permanent ceasefire,” said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the …

Apr 1 2020

Artificial Region Of Fear: Italy’s High Death Toll From COVID-19 Is A Result Of Mild Flu Season

Donate Click to see the full-size image The sky-high death reate from the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy could be a result of an ordniary flu. According to a report by the Italian Ministry of Health, the 2019-2020 flu season, which was marked by unusually warm weather, led to the deaths of fewer older Italians than average. In Italy’s northern cities that have borne the most part of Italy’s more than 12,000 deaths, overall mortality among people age 65 and over was 6% below a baseline from previous years. In central and southern Italy, the deaths were 3% below normal. Thus, …

Apr 1 2020

Europe & Iran Complete First INSTEX Transaction, Dodging US Sanctions

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge The very first transaction of the INSTEX special purpose ‘alternative’ vehicle between Europe and Iran has been successfully completed, according Germany’s Foreign Ministry Tuesday. “France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that INSTEX has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods from Europe to Iran. These goods are now in Iran,” the ministry said in a statement. It was created over a year ago by European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal in order to bypass Trump administration Iran-related sanctions, after the Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service suspended access for Iranian banks in Nov. …

Mar 30 2020

In Videos: Russian Specialists Continue Their Anti-Coronavirus Mission In Italy

Donate The COVID-19 response team of the Russian Defense Ministry continues its work in Italy’s Lombardy region. [embedded content] [embedded content] The Russian Defense Minsitry’s operation to assist Italy in the war on COVID-19 started on March 22: [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Mar 29 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Reveals Deepening Rift Within European Union

Donate Click to see the full-size image The rift within the European Union has been growing over the inability of the bloc to respond properly to the COVID-19 outbreak and assist the most affected states. So far, the biggest EU achievement in the field is the March 27 decision to take two weeks to consider a plan on how to help the affected states. Such a stark rebuke to Italy and Spain caused an expected negative reactions. Italy’s Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte warned that the EU project might “lose its foundations” if it fails to stand up against the crisis. …

Mar 28 2020

EU: Humanitarian and medical aid allowable even under sanctions

Brussels, SANA_ Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano has stressed that humanitarian and medical aid are allowed even under sanctions. In a statement on Saturday to the Italian Aki News Agency Stano said “in principle, when sanctions are economic and have to do with banning exportation, food and medical aid are exempted and this is applicable to the current situation of Coronavirus outbreak.” “Companies and concerned parties should be aware of this issue,” he added. Earlier, Permanent representatives of eight countries to the UN, among them Syria’s Permanent Representative, Bashar al-Jaafari, called for lifting the coercive unilateral …

Mar 28 2020

Russia, Cuba And China Leading War On COVID-19 In Italy

Donate [embedded content] On March 26, a Chinese medical team arrived in Milan, Italy. It consists of 14 medical experts. The plane also delivered 8 tonnes of donated medical supplies, including ventilators, medical monitor complexes and face masks. This was the third Chinese medical team deployed in Italy. The previous Chinese team deployed in the country consisted of 37 doctors and paramedics with 20 tons of equipment. Over 70 Chinese medics are currently working in the country to assist it in the war on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Additionally, 37 Cuban doctors and 15 nurses (described by La Repubblica as …

Mar 28 2020

EU Takes Two Weeks To ‘Consider’ Possible Measures How To Help Italy, While ‘Totalitarian Russians’ Are Already There

Donate Click to see the full-size image The European Union continues showcasing its real face and destroying mainstream propaganda myths about its essence by its own hands. This week, the European Union made two modest attempts to agree on some kind of coordinated strategy to support member states most affected by the outbreak – Italy and Spain. Finance ministers from countries that use the euro currency met on March 24. All 27 EU leaders met on March 26. In both cases, it appeared that when some EU member states need some real and immidiate help during the hard times, other …

Mar 26 2020

Poland Summons Russian Ambassador Over Media Reports On Airspace Closure For Aircraft With Medical Aid To Italy

Donate Click to see the full-size image Russian ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev was sumonned by the Polish Foreign Ministry over reports of Russian media outlets that Poland had closed airspace for Russian IL-76 aircraft delivering medical aid and medics to Italy. The Russian Defense Ministry has been involved in an active campaign to help Italy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens pieces of military equipment and over 100 specialists were deployed. Il giro dell’aereo russo di aiuto per l’Italia. 9 paesi UE hanno proibito sorvolo. — maurizio gustinicchi (@gustinicchi) March 23, 2020 However, Russian aircraft are using a …

Mar 26 2020

In Videos: Italians Play Russian Anthem To Thank Russia For Help In War On COVID-19

Donate While some mainstream media outlets have already started blaming Russia fo its ‘agressive’ and ‘unwelcomed’ help to Italy in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Italians are playing the Russian anthem to thank Russia for the help. Since March 22, the Russian Defense Ministry has sent over a dozen of IL-76 military transport aircraft with a large number of medical and disinfection equipment, as well as at least 8 mobile medical teams and at least 100 viral agent defense experts to Italy. The Russian COVID-19 response team is tasked to assist Italy in its war on the COVID-19 outbreak …

Mar 26 2020

Map Update: COVID-19 Outbreak In European Union And United Kingdom As Of March 26, 2020

Donate Click to see the full-size image A closer look at the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the European Union and in the United Kingdom. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Mar 26 2020

Cyber Operations And Information Support Forces of the German Armed Forces

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Colonel A. Bobrov; Originally appeared at Foreign Military Review #9 2019, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront Insignia According to the German doctrinal documents defining national defence policy, the information space is a new medium for conducting military operations. In order to form bodies capable to effectively conduct defensive and offensive operations in the electro-magnetic spectrum, the Bundeswehr command in 2017 began to create a new joint component of the Armed Forces – the Cyber and Information Domain Service (CIDS). (German: Cyber- und Informationsraum; CIR) Initially, the CIDS was supposed to be tasked exclusively with …

Mar 25 2020

Pirates Of COVID-19 Era

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 23rd, Tunisian Trade Minister Mohamed Msilini said that a ship loaded with medical alcohol intended for the manufacture of hydroalcoholic gel had been hijacked while at sea. “What happened to this shipment is similar to the Czechs stealing a cargo of medical face masks that China sent to Italy to help combat the coronavirus,” explained Mohamed Msilini in a televised comments. “Today, all European countries are hysterical, and all of them are stealing equipment for fear of this virus.” On March 14th, China announced its intention to send sterile and antiseptic masks …

Mar 25 2020

In Video: Russian COVID-19 Response Team Moves To Bergamo From Pratica di Mare Air Base

Donate On March 25, the COVID-19 response team of the Russian Defense Ministry deplyoed in Italy departed to Bergamo, where it will assist local authorities in the war on COVID-19. The convoy is moving from Pratica di Mare Air Base, near Rome, and needs to cover about 600km to reach the target. The convoy includes a mobile complex for analysis and diagnostics, mobile disinfection equipment with a stock of disinfectants, special equipment to provide qualified assistance to severe patients affected by coronavirus. A total of 22 pieces of special medical equipment is involved. There are also buses with Russian virus …

Mar 24 2020

Russian Military Deploys In Italy | COVID-19

Donate [embedded content] Since March 22, the Russian Defense Ministry has sent over a dozen of IL-76 military transport aircraft with a large number of medical and disinfection equipment, as well as at least 8 mobile medical teams and at least 100 viral agent defense experts to Italy. The Russian COVID-19 response team is tasked to assist Italy in its war on the COVID-19 outbreak and contain the developing crisis. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Mar 23 2020

Russia Sends 13th Il-76 Transport AIrcraft With Viral Agent Defense Experts And Medical Equipment To Fight COVID-19 To Italy

Donate On March 23, the Russian Defense Ministry sent a 13th IL-76 military transport aircraft with medial equipment and specialists to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to Italy. Earlier, the Russian military announced that it was sending 9 IL-76 aircraft with 8 mobile medical teams, at least 100 viral agent defense experts and various military equipment (dozens of pieces) to assist Italy in the war on COVID-19. However, when the Russian COVID-19 response team deployed in Italy, it appeared that the situation there was worse that it had been even expected. So, the Russian side opted to increase its means …

Mar 23 2020

Russian COVID-19 Support Arrives In Italy, As Infection Ramps Up In U.S.

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 23rd, the total cases of COVID-19 around the global surpassed 340,000, with nearly 15,000 deaths and 100,00 recovered. Italy continues suffering the most from the epidemic, as it recorded 793 deaths in a single day, the most of any country in a single day. On March 22nd, Italy reported 5,560 new cases and 651 deaths, which was less than the previous day, and even lower as a percentage share of the whole. However, the peak appears to not have been reached yet. It has upwards of 59,000 cases in total, out of …

Mar 22 2020

More Details On Russian COVID-19 Response Group In Italy (Photos, Videos)

Donate On March 22, Il-76 military transport aicraft started deploying a COVID-19 response group of the Russian Defense Ministry in Italy. Nine Il-76 military transport aircraft from Chkalovsky Airport will be involved in the operation. They will move nearly 100 virologists and epidemiologists, and eight medical teams with dozens pieces of equipment to provide assistance in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) to an airbase of the Italian Air Force near Rome. The deliveries will be carried out through the Ministry of Defense with the involvement of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces [embedded content] [embedded content] The deplyoed systems and supplies …

Mar 22 2020

Russia Sends COVID-19 Response Group To Rescue Italy As Chaos Spreads Across Europe

Donate The Russian Aerospace Forces are forming a special air group to deploy Russian medics and supplies to rescue Europe from the COVID-19 crisis. The deployment will start in Italy on March 22. Russia will provide teams of doctors, protective gear and medical equipment to Italy to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision followed an appeal by Italian PM Giuseppe Conte during a phone call with Vladimir Putin. “In response to a request from the Italian side, the Russian president confirmed his readiness to promptly provide the necessary assistance and outlined the specific parameters [of what Russia can offer],” …