Contents tagged with Russian Defense Ministry

  • Media finds additional links between Skripal’s poisoning suspects and Russian Defense Ministry

    The documents related to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, which were previously published by the news outlet, Insider and investigative group Bellingcat provided new evidence of the involvement of the Russian special services in Skripal's poisoning case.

    Journalists from the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta analyzed the documents and found new references to Russian intelligence services in the investigation materials. One of these was an annotated number, “195-76-66” next …

  • Sweden accuses Russian Defense Minister of lying

    Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist accused his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu of spreading false information about Sweden's cooperation with NATO.

    The Swedish Defense Minister commented on the words of Sergey Shoygu, who, while speaking at the board meeting of the Russia Defense Ministry on July 24, expressed Moscow’s concerns about integration of Finland and Sweden into NATO structures.

    “What the Russian defense minister describes is a lie. NATO does not have unlimited access to …

  • Russia and Japan agree on Russian naval ships’ visit to Hokkaido

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera agreed on a visit of Russia’s Pacific Fleet to the Port of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido, Onodera said upon completion of negotiations with Shoygu in Moscow.

    He said that Russian naval ships will enter the Japanese port in October “as part of defense cooperation events”. He noted that the cooperation between Russia and Japan in the field of security will strengthen trust and will “deepen mutual …

  • Kremlin to allow Russian Defense Ministry to confiscate civilian vehicles for military use

    All of Russian citizens’ light vehicles are to be put on the military register, Russian news outlet Izvestia reports. The Defense Ministry has already drafted the corresponding document which introduces amendments to the list of vehicles which can be transferred to the army under martial law. The bill is currently undergoing interdepartmental coordination and anti-corruption examination.

    According to the bill, the list of vehicles taken into account by the military commissariats in peacetime …

  • Russia creates 70 new army units on western border

    Since 2016, Russia has created more than 70 new military units in its Western Military District, including two divisions and three brigades, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said at a Defense Ministry board session.

    The “situation unfolding in the western strategic direction” requires Russia to constantly improve the troops and their base systems, the defense minister explained.

    According to Shoygu, new infrastructure is being created to accommodate the new units. More than 350 …

  • Russia publishes its military losses for the last 5 years

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has prepared statistics on deaths of military servicemen from 2012 - 2016 for those participating in the tender for servicemen insurance, Vedomosti writes.

    According to the data, in 2012, 630 Defense Ministry personnel died, in 2013 there were 596, 790 in 2014, 626 in 2015, and 393 in 2016. Overall, in five years, 3,035 servicemen died, the causes of death were not indicated in the documents.

    The publication notes that the Ministry of Defense …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: Russia’s frigate Admiral Grigorovich is on its way to Syria

    A frigate of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, the Admiral Grigorovich, sailed from Sevastopol in the Russian-annexed Crimea on December 1, heading for the Mediterranean Sea to join a group of Russian Navy ships, said the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Today the frigate’s crew started to execute a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. The frigate left the fleet’s main base immediately after an official ceremony dedicated to …

  • U.S. denies entry to a delegation of Russian General Staff heading to UN conference in New York

    Members of the delegation of the General Staff of the Russian Defense Ministry, which were planning to travel to the UN headquarters to participate in the Russian-Chinese military conference, were not issued U.S. visas, as stated by the head of the main department of international military cooperation of the Defense Ministry Alexander Emelyanov, reports RIA Novosti.

    On Thursday, October 12, at the United Nations, a briefing was held on the issue of the deployment of an anti-missile defense …

  • Russia accuses US of possible breach of truce in southern Syria, Pentagon denies accusations

    On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the Pentagon of a possible breach of the peace agreement in the southern de-escalation zone in the Syrian province of Daraa.

    This was elicited by what the Russian military considers “strange coincidences”.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that initially they identified vehicles with large-caliber weapons, resembling the vehicles used by the radical Islamists, near the American Al-Tanf base, and then they documented the unobstructed …