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Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush […]


Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO’s vow to halt the Kremlin’s push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told a general security meeting that […]


Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday. The development of such a system will require the launch of a space complex ordered by the Russian […]


Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc. The two strong-willed leaders […]


Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

A Ukrainian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country. An AFP crew saw the Sukhoi warplane explode in […]


Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016

Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016

In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said. Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his […]


Joint Drills Boost Chinese Navy

Joint Drills Boost Chinese Navy

The Chinese navy has been striving to hone its combat capability through joint drills and rigorous training since the start of the year. During Joint Sea 2014, conducted in late May in the East China Sea, the Chinese and Russian […]


Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault. “An accident took place and the pilot died,” General Viktor Bondarev said, quoted by […]


France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


 
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