Contents tagged with Russian army

  • Putin: The Russian Army does not threaten anyone

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his surprise regarding the reaction of some of Russia’s western partners to the military exercises of the Russian Army.

    “Our Army does not threaten anyone. I would like to stress it again, so that everyone hears, and not only those present in this conference hall,” he stated on Saturday while talking with the workers of the Russian Avtodiesel plant, which is situated in the city of Yaroslavl and is a part of Russian GAZ company.

    “But it [the Army] …

  • Media: Russia cut defense expenditures by $1.5 billion

    According to Vedomosti newspaper, the Russian National Defense expenditures were reduced by a total of 100 billion rubles ($1.5 billion) in 2015. The expenditures did not reach their maximum allocation and are expected to continue to decrease.

    The Russian State Duma Defense Committee stated in their conclusions regarding the bill on the budget implementation for 2015 that originally, defense expenditures were approved in the budget spending report in the amount of 3.187 trillion rubles ($47 …

  • Russian officer surrenders to Ukrainian forces in the Donbas

    According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a Russian officer has surrendered himself to the Ukrainian forces stationed at the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

    He provided information confirming the presence of the Russian military in the Donbas.

    The Ukrainian intelligence stated that recently there have been an increased number of such cases .

    “On September 9, a serviceman of the reconnaissance unit of Russian forces, a citizen of the Russian …

  • Russian Defense Minister announces plan to create three new divisions to counteract NATO build up

    Russia is planning to create three new army divisions to counteract the buildup of NATO forces.

    The Russian RIA Novosti agency reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu made this announcement on Wednesday.

    Two new divisions will be created in the Western army district and one in the Southern.

    "The Ministry of Defense is taking a series of steps to counteract the buildup of the NATO forces in the immediate proximity of Russian borders. By the end of the year two new divisions will …

  • New Russian weapons used by Syrian army

    As reported by Reuters on Thursday, the Syrian military has started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia.

    The weapons are described by a source in the Syrian army as "highly accurate and effective, and hit targets precisely."

    The source declined to give further details about the weapons.

    Earlier U.S. officials said the United States had identified a small number of Russian helicopters at a Syrian airfield, although it was not clear when the Russian helicopters had …