• Russia aims to reinforce Baltic Fleet with Kalibr-armed submarines

    Russia’s Chief Naval Command is discussing the possibility of building Kalibr cruise missile-armed project 636.3 submarines for the Baltic Fleet, TASS reports, citing two sources in the shipbuilding sector.

    Russia’s Pacific and Black Sea Fleets already possess submarines of this class.

    One of the sources told TASS that the Black Sea Fleet can accommodate fewer of the submarines than the other fleets. Russia’s Chief Naval Command declined to comment on the matter.

    Russian Kalibr sea-based …

  • Putin: Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics will respond if Ukrainian Forces move back to the disengagement areas in Donbas

    During a press conference at the BRICS Summit in Brazil, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if Ukrainian Police and the National Guard enter the withdrawal areas, then militants of Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) will respond to these actions.

    Putin welcomed the withdrawal of troops in Zolote and Petrovske areas but stressed that there are "some ambiguities."

    "We see the statements of Ukrainian officials that the Ukrainian police and the National Guard can return …

  • Ukrainian naval commander: Russia rehearsed missile strike against Odessa

    This summer, Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers rehearsed carrying out a strategic missile strike against the city of Odessa, said Ukrainian Naval Commander Admiral Ihor Voronchenko at the third international maritime security conference for countries in the Black Sea region, Dumskaya reports.

    According to Voronchenko, the aircraft performed a virtual launch 60 km from Odessa, and then went back towards the Bosporus Straight. The exercise, which the commander described as “provocative”, was …

  • Putin: we have 'full contact' with Zelensky

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he has full contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reports TASS news agency.

    "We are in contact with him [Zelensky], we talk on the phone. We have full contact," said Putin, adding that it is essential to achieve results after negotiations on the Donbas.

    At the same time, the Putin said that he agrees with the position of the former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev that the solution of problems, including the armed conflict …

  • Turkey announces disagreements with Russia and delays in delivery of S-400 missile systems

    The delivery of the next batch of Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system to Turkey may be delayed due to disagreements between the parties regarding the issue of technology transfer, reports Defense News publication, citing the statement of the Head of the Turkish Secretariat for Defense Industries, İsmail Demir.

    "Technical work continues. We are making plans for the next year. Unlike the first [batch], we plan to participate in co-production and transfer technology with the second …