• Russian rocket division placed on high readiness

    The Rocket Division of Russia's Eastern Military District, stationed in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast,  was placed on a high alert as a result of the end-of-summer military training.  This was reported by the Acting Head of the press service of the Eastern Military District of Russian Army, Lieutenant-Colonel Vadim Astafyev.

    “The personnel of the division performed a 200-kilometer march to Bidzhan [the city in Jewish Autonomous Oblast of Russia].  They were part of a convoy of military …

  • Russia warns Montenegro and Bosnia not to join NATO

    The expected accession of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO will damage the relations of these countries with Russia. Interfax reported that this was said by the Director of the Department of European Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Andrey Kelin.

    “NATO is currently adhering to an extremely unfriendly policy towards Russia. In addition, foreign troops are being placed on the territory of the Baltic states. An accession to NATO in this situation will not aid in stability, …

  • US formally accuses Russia of carrying out cyber-attacks against Democratic party

    On Friday, Washington formally accused Russia of carrying out cyber-attacks against the Democratic party in an attempt to interfere with US presidential elections, Reuters reported.

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security made the announcement, saying “The U.S. intelligence community is confident that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political …

  • Ukraine became CERN member before Russia

    Ukraine has become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). According to CERN, Russia still has an observer status in the world’s leading laboratory for particle physics.

    Associate membership will allow Ukraine to participate in tenders for the supply of high-tech equipment at CERN, on the same level as member countries of the organization.

    “Our persistent and consistent work over the past two decades has been completed today with a remarkable event. …

  • Russia is completing formation of new bomber division in the Far East

    The Russian Defense Ministry is completing formation of a new Heavy Bomber Air Division in the Far East. The division, which consists of Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, will be tasked with patrolling the Pacific Ocean in the region of Japan, Hawaii and Guam islands. According to experts, the formation of a new air division will show the seriousness of Russia's eastern aspirations to the countries of the Pacific region and the USA.

    “At present, formation of …

  • US General believes likelihood of war with Russia is high

    U.S. Generals believe that the probability of war with Russia is very high. U.S. High Staff Command made a statement to that effect during a seminar held this week in the Pentagon.

    According to British newspaper Independent, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, stated that there is a real threat to the security of the United States posed by modern nation-states that, according to Anderson, are acting aggressively in the context of militarized …

  • Lithuanian and Estonians MFAs: MH17 report will be eye opening for some countries

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Estonia, Linas Linkevičius and Jürgen Ligi respectively, hope that the findings of the investigation on the MH17 crash in Ukraine, published by international experts, will open the eyes of some colleagues. The ministers made that statement at a joint press conference in Vilnius, Delfi reported.

    “Sanctions imposed against Russia have nothing to do with this but it will undoubtedly help to open the eyes of some colleagues,” Linkevičius said. …

  • Finland suspects that a Russian Su-27 violated its airspace

    The press service of the Finnish Ministry of Defense reported that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet allegedly violated the airspace of Finland on October 6th. “The incident took place at 4:43 PM local time over the Gulf of Finland to the south of Porvoo city,” the statement says. The Ministry emphasized that an unidentified aircraft allegedly flew over Finnish territory for about one minute. Finnish Air Force jets were scrambled to intercept and identify it.

    The Finnish Border Guard is currently …

  • Russia tested latest missiles in Syria

    Russia has used the new X-101 air-launched missiles in combat for the first time in Syria. Interfax reported that this was said by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Sergey Shoygu.

    “We gained practical experience in firing long-range precision-guided weapons from ships and submarines in the Caspian and Mediterranean seas. Strategic aviation aircraft used the new X-101 air-launched missiles for the first time. These missiles have a range of up to 4,500 kilometers in a real combat …

  • Ukrainian MP Lubinets: Mariupol is under threat from Russia because of Minsk-2

    As a result of the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from the contact line, Mariupol will be under threat of invasion by pro-Russian fighters, member of parliament Dmytro Lubinets, from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, stated at a briefing.

    He noted that, according to the agreements reached in Minsk, one of the areas for withdrawal is the village of Petrivske in the Starobeshivsky district in the Donetsk region.

    “Petrivske – a base area for the villages of Bohdanivka, Starohnativka and further on to …