Daily Archives: May 9, 2018

Ukraine | The Victory Day in Ukraine

On May 9, residents of Ukraine traditionally celebrate the Victory Day of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.

About 460 thousand people took part in the events dedicated to the Victory Day in Ukraine. It was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Sweden | Global military spending remains high at $1.7 trillion

Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1 per cent in real terms from 2016, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). China’s military expenditure rose again in 2017, continuing an upward trend in spending that has lasted for more than two decades. Russia’s military spending fell for the first time since 1998, while spending by the United States remained constant for the second successive year. The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org.

Iran Will Never Trust America Again

by Narges Bajoghli

TEHRAN — “We were naive to think the United States would keep its promises in a deal with us,” Hasan, a retired captain in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war — now a prominent film director — said last week from his office in a major regime production studio in central Tehran. “I thought enough time had passed since the revolution that we could potentially engage with America again,” he continued, before he let out a resigned sigh.