Contents tagged with Russian Defense Ministry

  • 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 …