Contents tagged with Russian weapons

  • Ukraine: Luhansk airport was destroyed by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory

    Luhansk airport was destroyed in 2014 as a result of shelling by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory, said Deputy Minister of Justice and Commissioner for European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Ivan Lishchyna in an interview with the newspaper Fakty.

    Lishchyna said that the Ministry of Justice continues to gather evidence of Russia's participation in the fighting in the Donbas as part of its ECHR case. In particular, they were able to establish proof of the shelling of …

  • Kremlin believes Russia’s new Iskander missiles will help to contain nuclear threats

    The capabilities of the Iskander-M ballistic missile system make it possible to repel even a nuclear threat, which is relevant in light the worsening situation around North Korea, RIA Novosti reported, citing the head of the Defense Committee of the Federation Council and former Commander of the VKS (Russian Space Forces) Viktor Bondarev.

    Earlier this week, the chief of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site, Major General Oleg Kislov, announced the completion of tests for a new …

  • Poroshenko: peacekeepers have to be in all of the Donbas including the areas where Russia stores weapons

    The UN peacekeeping mission should be deployed throughout the Donbas, including the territories where the Russian Federation stores weapons, as expressed by President Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page.

    "Peacekeepers should be present everywhere, including the territories where Russia keeps weapons and on the uncontrolled part of the Ukrainian-Russian border," he wrote.

    "It would stop the flow of Russian troops, weapons, and ammunition very quickly. The potential for aggression would have …

  • Ukrainian official: Russia started withdrawing some of its military equipment from Donbas

    Russia began the process of reducing its presence in the separatist-held territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as stated by Yuri Hrymchak, Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, during an interview with Apostrophe.

    According to him, Russia is gradually withdrawing its weapons from the Donbas, starting with particularly valuable equipment.

    "For example, REBs - electronic warfare complexes. I was informed that they began to withdraw counter- …

  • President of Serbia: We need Russian weapons

    Serbia needs Russian weapons to ensure its own security, President Alexander Vučić said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    According to him, Belgrade is awaiting a visit soon from Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the “arrival of tanks and reconnaissance vehicles” from Russia. “This is of great importance to us, although some ignoramuses say, ‘Why do we need it?’” Vučić said.

    According to him, the supply of weapons from Russia will strengthen the defense capacity of Serbia and prevent …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: The amount of Russian weapons and military in the Donbas is shocking

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated that up to one thousand artillery systems, more than 400 tanks, and 200 rocket launchers were sent to the Donbas by the Russian Federation.

    He said this during Senate hearings at a meeting of the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, as reported by UNIAN.

    The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stated that the hybrid war conducted by Russian against Ukraine is …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to sell advanced weapons to foreign governments to fight terrorism

    Speaking at a meeting of the commission for military-technical cooperation with other countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow is ready to sell advanced weapons and equipment to foreign governments to help fight terrorism, TASS reported.

    "We are prepared to offer our customers the most advanced anti-terrorist means," Putin stated, noting that this includes not only light weapons, but also military aircraft, air defense weapons, rocket launchers and armored vehicles.

    "In …