Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

“The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation …


The wall on the Kharkiv stretch of the Ukrainian border with Russia will be completed this year

The engineering and technical development of the state border with Russia in the Kharkiv region as part of the European Wall project should be completed in 2017, as stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov.

"This year the task is set and the border guards are ready to completely cover the entire Kharkiv border stretch as part of the European Wall project. This year it’s the Kharkiv region, followed by Luhansk and Sumy. These are our plans and we will insist on full financing," …


Media: Separatist republics in eastern Ukraine halt coal mine operations

Since July 2017 the work of coal enterprises in the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) have been partially suspended, switching to a two-day work week, according to the Russian news agency, REGNUM, citing a source in the so-called ministry of coal and energy of the separatists, as well as an employee of the directorate of the state enterprise Torezantratsit.

As of July 1, 2017, all the enterprises of Torezantratsit, including the enterprises of Shakhterskantratsit and Snezhnoyeantratsit will …


Norwegian Prime Minister: Oslo did not violate its non-deployment principle by hosting US Marines

The Norwegian government continues to follow the policy of non-deployment of foreign military bases on its territory while hosting US Marines on Norway’s west coast. This was stated by the Scandinavian kingdom’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg during an interview with the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau on Sunday.

In January, 285 servicemen of the US Marine Corps arrived in Vaernes Garrison, near the Norwegian city of Trondheim, Nord-Trøndelag County, Central Norway. A bilateral agreement with the …


Russia holds military exercises in the Crimea

In the Crimea, at the Angarsk training ground, the Russian military is conducting combat training with artillery units from Russian Black Sea Fleet, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“D-30 howitzer artillery crews, Msta-B multiple rocket launchers, and Grad and mortar sub-elements will practice the task of transporting and preparing artillery units for battle as well as fulfilling the standards for gun displacement,” noted in the press service.

The Russian …