Contents tagged with Russian Ministry of Defense

  • Russian Minister of Defense promises retaliatory measures in connection with Finland and Sweden’s cooperation with NATO

    Russia will be forced to take retaliatory measures due to Finland and Sweden’s cooperation with NATO, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Sergey Shoygu announced at the board of the Ministry on Tuesday.

    According to him, the behavior of their Western colleagues will lead to the destruction of the existing global security system in the world and will generate even greater mistrust. The involvement of Finland and Sweden in NATO structures is of particular concern.

    As reported by …

  • Kremlin: Russian Armed forces received seven intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2018

    Since the beginning of 2018, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) have received seven intercontinental ballistic missiles, stated the Deputy Defense Minister of Russia, Alexei Krivoruchko.

    "Seven intercontinental ballistic missiles, four autonomous launchers, 17 combat duty support vehicles, and eight integral units of stationary systems were received [by the Russian Armed Forces]", the statement reads. In addition, the Aerospace Forces received 11 new and 21 refurbished aircraft, and one …

  • Kremlin states the officers responsible for downing MH17 flight were not part of Russian armed forces

    The International Investigative Team Bellingcat reported that during their investigation, they managed to identify one more Russian military who is likely involved in the downing of the MH17 flight. In response, the Russian Ministry of Defense called their findings “speculation.”

    “What attracts attention is that the investigators’ speculation, which is dismal in its stupidity, is based on the imitation of a radio intercept conversation of unidentified persons, which was published on July 18, 20 …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense announces deaths of militants who shelled Russian base in Syria

    The Russian military has killed a group of militants who fired on the Khmeimim airbase in Syria on December 31, reported TASS.

    The Ministry of Defense specified that the militant group was based near the western border of the Idlib province.

    The report notes that Russian intelligence revealed the location of the final assembly and storage of unmanned vehicles in Idlib, and established a "continuous observation" of this place. Later on, the militants arrived at the location and began to …

  • Putin: Russia must create an army of a new generation

    Russia should be among the leaders in building the army of a new generation, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to Putin, with the advent of new technologies, the military sphere will be affected by profound transformations.

    "We need not only to take into account these trends but make them the foundation of military planning and construction." Russia should be among the leading countries and in some areas the absolute leader in building a new generation army, the army of the …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense organizes a missile and artillery armament conference in Crimea

    The second All-Russian scientific and practical conference devoted to "topical problems of the development and operation of missile and artillery weapons, special weapons and naval equipment" will be held in annexed Sevastopol from September 27 to 29 at the Nakhimov Black Sea High Navy School, as announced  by the press service of the Russian Southern Military District on September 23.

    "The purpose of the conference is to exchange scientific and practical experience and to define the main …