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On Wednesday, November 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu met the commander of the Libyan National Army Marshal Khalifa Haftar in the ministry building in Moscow, reported Ria Novosti with reference to the Defense Ministry.
The ministry reported that Lavrov and Haftar discussed security issues in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as problems related to the fight against terrorism and the reconciliation of the crisis in Libya.
In October, The Sun reported that “a few dozen” …
RIA Novosti reports that the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia could not disregard the increase in NATO activity near their borders.
“We cannot disregard such a serious destabilizing factor in the Atlantic, as the revitalization of NATO activities on the Russian border,” he said following talks in Madrid with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
Lavrov added that he discussed with his Spanish colleague the relationship between Russia and the European Union and …
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated that the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would have serious consequences primarily for Europe, Interfax reports.
“We are interested to see the reaction of Europe to the US decision to withdraw from the INF. And I would like Europe to know and understand the consequences that would follow in the case of the deployment of medium-range missiles in Europe, ”said Shoygu.
The decision of the United States will …
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation press service reported on Facebook that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the United States Secretary of Defense, James Mattis met in person for the first time at the international summit in Singapore. According the Russian Ministry of Defense, Mattis and Shoygu shook hands at the entrance to the hall before the start of the summit’s official part.
It is reported that the head of the Pentagon expressed condolences to Shoygu in regards …
In under a year, Russians’ faith in their president Vladimir Putin has fallen by 20 percentage points, Levada Center reports. In November last year before the start of the presidential election campaign, this figure was 59%, but by September 2018 it had dropped to 39%. In the period between June and September, he lost 9 percentage points. The distrust rating simultaneously grew from 7% to 13%.
The pension reform and socio-economic issues have affected the population’s faith in all office- …
Russia provided the advanced S-300PM air defense system to Syria’s military free of charge, transferring three battalions with eight launchers each, TASS reported citing a military-diplomatic source.
The source clarified that on October 1st, three S-300PM battalions with eight launchers each were delivered to Syria. He added that previously the equipment was in service of the anti-aircraft missile regiments of the Russian Air Force, now re-equipped with the S-400 Triumf system.
“It underwent …
Russia completed the delivery of the S-300 antiaircraft system to Syria despite Israel's protests and Washington's fears that the delivery of the anti-aircraft system will strengthen Iran and will lead to an escalation of the Syrian conflict.
“The work was completed one day ago,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu reported to President Vladimir Putin during a meeting, a fragment of which was broadcast on the Russa-24 state-run TV channel. Shoygu added that anti-aircraft systems will serve …
US administration believes that Russia supplying Damascus with an S-300 ground-to-air missile defense system will only increase the tension in the region and pose a threat to the US military personnel in Syria. This was noted by a US State Department spokeswoman, who commented on Moscow’s decision to reinforce Syria’s anti-air defense systems. The decision was made in connection with the accidental loss of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane to friendly fire in Syria last week.
Russia’s Defense Ministry has reaffirmed its accusation that Israel was responsible for the downing of the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane close to Syria’s Latakia. On September 23, the department’s official spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov presented a by-the-minute account of what happened over Latakia based on radar data, Deutsche Welle reports.
“The presented objective data is evidence that the actions of the Israeli fighter pilots, which led to the deaths of 15 Russian soldiers, …
Russia intends to conduct major military exercises every five years, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Russia 1 TV channel, reported RIA Novosti.
He said that when the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] approves a plan for carrying out major maneuvers next year, a “main outline” of events is given. “The only thing that does not fall into this plan are unexpected inspections. Naturally, we have been planning these exercises and we plan to conduct them every five years,” the …