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Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia’s fleet of amphibious assault ships requires extensive modernization because their service life has been largely overextended, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. “The Russian navy currently has 19 ships of this type. They have been in service, on average, […]


Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia’s aerospace defense network will consist of four subdivisions after 2015, a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said Friday. According to Major General Sergei Yagolnikov, the aerospace defenses will include a space- and ground-based intelligence-gathering and missile early […]


China backs ‘principles’ on Ukraine as Russia claims agreement

China backs ‘principles’ on Ukraine as Russia claims agreement

China, which consistently says it opposes interference in other countries’ internal affairs, is looking to “maintain principles” on Ukraine, it said Monday after Russia insisted the two were in broad agreement. Moscow has appeared keen to stress that it has […]


Russian Navy conducts training exercises

Russian Navy conducts training exercises

As Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to extend Russia’s military presence in eastern Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula amid civil unrest in the region, more than 3,500 Russian naval infantry and coastal forces from the Western and Central Military Districts […]


US halts military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis

US halts military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis

The United States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine, including military exercises and port visits, as part of Washington’s response to Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The announcement from the Pentagon came hours […]


Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Russia denies reports that it issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea, according to the Interfax news agency which cites an official from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry described information about […]


Ukraine mobilizes army as West warns Russia

Ukraine mobilizes army as West warns Russia

Ukraine warned Sunday it was on the brink of disaster and called up military reservists after Russia’s threat to invade its Western-leaning neighbor risked sparking the worst crisis since the Cold War. US President Barack Obama and his Western allies […]


Putin Tells Obama Russia Will Act In Case of Ukraine Violence

Putin Tells Obama Russia Will Act In Case of Ukraine Violence

Russian leader Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation Sunday that Moscow reserved the right to protect its own interests and those of Russian speakers in the event of violence breaking out in eastern Ukraine and […]


US, NATO warn Russia to avoid ‘miscalculation’ over Crimea

US, NATO warn Russia to avoid ‘miscalculation’ over Crimea

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday joined NATO in warning Russia not to take any action that could lead to “miscalculation” amid rising tensions on Ukraine’s majority-Russian Crimea peninsula. Speaking after pro-Kremlin gunmen seized regional administration buildings in Crimea […]


 
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