• Russia's sole aircraft carrier deployed to Syria

    The heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is a part of the Northern fleet, has sailed to the Mediterranean Sea. Its participation in Russian operations in Syria from October this year to January 2017 was announced last July.

    According to Interfax news agency, the aircraft carrier is escorted by MiG-29KR and MiG-29KUBR multi-purpose fighter jets, as well as the newer Su-33 aircraft. Ka-52K Katran helicopters, the naval version of the Ka-52 Alligator, were also prepared for the Admiral …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine is preparing for a full-scale invasion by Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine is in a state of war and does not rule out a full-scale invasion by Russia. He stated this in the city of Chuhuiv, in the Kharkiv region, during the transfer of military equipment for the army, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

    "The probability of the escalation of the conflict is still considerably high. Those who do not feel this need to understand: the country is now in a state of war," Poroshenko said. "I emphasize that the war and the defense of our …

  • Latvia recorded the presence of a Russian reconnaissance ship near its borders

    A Russian reconnaissance ship was detected not far from the borders of Latvia. This was reported by the Latvian National Armed forces on Twitter.

    "On October 14, in the Latvian exclusive economic zone, 16.1 nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters, naval forces identified an Alpinist-class reconnaissance ship Zhigulevsk of the Russian armed forces,'' the statement says.

    Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine and the aggravation of relations between the West and Russia, Russian …

  • Kremlin: US comment on retaliatory cyber attacks against Russia are unprecedented

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Washington's threats to carry out cyber attacks on the Russian Federation are unprecedented. This was said in response to U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden’s remarks about responding to cyber-attacks on the Democratic Party, which allegedly Moscow is responsible for, at "the right time."

    "We will take precautions. The unpredictability and aggressiveness of the United States is growing; such threats against Moscow and …

  • Russia to supply India with S-400 missile systems

    India will receive Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The delivery agreement was signed on October 15 in the Indian state of Goa. As Interfax news agency reported, S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile systems are currently used in Syria for the defense of the Khmeimim Russian military base. In August 2016, one of the anti-aircraft missile air defense regiments, based in the Crimea, received these missile systems.

    In addition to the agreement with India, there is an agreement …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia held military exercises in Crimea

    Russia has held regular military exercises in Crimean territory. A Russian anti-aircraft defense group practiced intercepting and hitting air targets, reported the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine’s press service.

    It was noted that units from the 31st division of anti-aircraft defense (Sevastopol), 37th mixed aviation regiment (Hvardiiske) and 38th fighter aviation regiment (Belbek) participated in the exercises.

    According to the Ukrainian Intelligence, combat crews from radio- …

  • Poland to construct canal to the Baltic Sea to reduce dependence on Russia

    Poland will build a canal through the Vistula Spit to the Gulf of Gdansk (Gdańsk Bay). This is expected to boost the importance of the seaport in Elblag and will in turn reduce the dependence on the transportation through Russian territory, as stated by the leader of the Law and Justice (PIS) ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński, during his visit to the city of Elblag in the north east of Poland.

    "The benefits of the canal will be great; not only in improved navigation, but also in returning the …

  • Putin signs decree authorizing deployment of Russian Air Force to Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree specifying which aviation units of the Russian Armed Forces will be deployed in Syria. The corresponding document was published on the Kremlin's website on October 14th.The document ratifies an agreement signed by Russia and Syria in Damascus on August 26, 2015. The agreement is in effect for an indefinite period and is applied provisionally from the date the agreement was signed. According to the document, the aviation groups are located in …

  • Turchynov: Ukrainian army is one of the strongest in Europe

    During the celebrations of both Pokrov (the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady and Ever-Virgin Mary) religious holiday and Defender of Ukraine Day, which fell on the same day this year, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Olexandr Turchynov, stated that the Ukrainian army is now becoming one of the strongest in Europe.

    Turchynov stated that the celebration of Defender Day occurring at the same time as Pokrov was symbolic.

    "It is no coincidence, the Cossacks at …

  • Kyiv sends new batch of military equipment to the front

    On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is sending a new batch of military equipment to the frontline, as he stated on Friday, October, 14 2016, during the Defender of Ukraine Day events.

    "If we want to survive as a nation, as a people, as a state, we have to spend at least 5% of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on military and security. If you look at these costs in terms of the global prices of weapons and equipment, if you compare our budget with similar …