Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Russian Defense Minister states that operation in Syria will soon be completed

    The operation in Syria is coming to an end, and there are several issues that need urgent attention, said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Monday during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

    “I would like to discuss each issue connected with Syria separately. The operation there is approaching its completion. There are several points that require urgent solutions, and discussions about the prospects for the further development of the situation in Syria are needed,” …

  • Russian Defense Minister says ‘civil war in Syria has effectively ended’

    In a meeting with his Lebanese colleague Ya’qub as-Sarraf, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that the civil war in Syria has ended, Interfax reports.

    “In Syria, having separated the ones from the others [opposition from terrorists], we have managed to create four de-escalation zones, and to effectively stop the civil war,” Shoygu noted.

    He added that the Russian military “is satisfied to watch Lebanon’s successes in the north-east of the country” in the fight against the terrorist …

  • Russian Minister of Defense hopes for continued cooperation between Russia and Serbia

    The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, and General of the Russian Army, Sergei Shoygu, is counting on the growth of military and military-technical cooperation with Serbia after the appointment of the Minister of Defense of that country, Aleksandar Vulin.

    “In recent years, we have started and done a lot. This also applies to military-technical cooperation, our assistance in the supply of arms and military equipment. Including, of course, military cooperation, joint exercises, and …

  • Russian Minister of Defense: Russia formed four battalions of military police in de-escalation zones in Syria

    Four military police battalions have been formed in Syria to carry out tasks in the de-escalation zones, according to the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, as reported by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service.

    "Four battalions of military police have been formed. They are currently carrying out tasks in the security belts of the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic," Shoygu said at the Russian Defense Ministry meeting.

    According to him, the battalions have been formed …

  • NATO fighter approached Russian Defense Minister’s plane over Baltic

    On Wednesday, June 21, an F-16 fighter belonging to the army of a NATO state buzzed an airplane with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on board. The incident took place over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Shoygu was traveling to Kaliningrad for an off-site session of the Russian Defense Ministry College.

    The Minister of Defense’s plane was escorted by Russian Su-27 jets. After one of the escorting fighters approached the NATO F-16 and “tilted its wings to show its weapons”, the F-16 …

  • Shoygu: U.S. plans to conduct relations with Russia from a position of strength are futile

    Attempts to establish relations with Russia from a position of power are futile, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu said on February 16. Currently, he added, Moscow is ready to restore cooperation with the Pentagon.

    Shoygu's comments come in reply to those made by new US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. “ We remain open to the possibility of restoring cooperation with Moscow. At the same time we are realistic in our expectations and will make every effort for our diplomats to conduct …

  • Shoygu: The Russian military has planned more than 2,800 exercises for 2017

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that the Russian military would conduct more than 2,800 exercises in 2017, TASS reported.

    "Overall more than two thousand eight hundred tactical, special tactical and command staff exercises are planned for the current year. In September, we will hold the Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise West-2017,” Shoygu said during a conference call in the military department.

    He drew the attention of the commanders to the need to take into account the …

  • Shoygu: Russia will continue strengthening troops in the country's south due to the situation in Ukraine

    The Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoygu, stated that troops in the Russian Southern Military District should be strengthened due to the situation in the southeast of Ukraine and activities of international terrorist groups in the North Caucasus.

    “It is worth noticing that the military-political situation in the southwest is still unstable. Negative impacts are made first by the situation in the southeast of Ukraine and also by the activities of international terrorist …

  • Russian Defense Minister: In the future, precision nuclear weapons will be a major force of Russian army

    The Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General Sergey Shoygu, stated during a lecture for the executive personnel of the Defense Department that in four years, the foundation of Russian precision weaponry will be ships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles as reported by Russia's Izvestia newspaper.

    Shoygu indicated that the modern all-purpose surface ships and submarines equipped with these complexes will become part of the naval forces. He also noted that at the same time, the …

  • Russian Defense Minister: Russia is capable of neutralizing NATO's Tomahawk missiles

    The Russian air defense forces are capable of neutralizing Tomahawk cruise missiles that can be deployed along Russia’s western borders, stated the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu.

    “The decision to develop the capability of neutralizing such threats, taken by you, Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], has been fulfilled,” said Shoygu on Thursday while speaking at the Russian Ministry of Defense's board meeting attended by Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported.

    According to …