• Media: Russia is developing an aircraft armed with laser weapons

    Russia is working on an airplane with a new generation laser weapon, according to TASS, citing a source in the Russian defense-industrial complex. “We are working on a new generation of air-based lasers,” the source added, stating that they will be installed on the aircraft. The project is listed in public sources and can be found in the index under A-60.

    Previously, the newspaper Izvestia (a long-running high-circulation daily newspaper in Russia) wrote that A-60 planned to convert the …

  • Stoltenberg: Despite Russia's criticism, NATO will continue to support Ukraine

    Russia’s criticism against NATO for supporting Ukraine is groundless because each independent country has a right to ask the Alliance for help, stated Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Tbilisi.

    “Russia criticizes our support of Ukraine. But Ukraine is an independent state and it asked for support. This is absolutely the legitimate right of every country, to ask for support and receive it. So there is no reason for criticism of the fact that we support a …

  • Polish Minister of National Defense: Russia and the loss of Christian identity are the main threat to Poland

    The countries of eastern Europe, particularly Poland, are faced with the threat of Russian aggression, a major perpetrator of which is Russian business. This was stated by the Minister of National Defense for Poland, Anthoni Macierewicz, during the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, a correspondent from Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “The example of Ukraine, Moldova and other countries showed us how the former elite – the post-communist elite – became the conductors of the interests of …

  • Russian Su-27s train to intercept aircraft over Crimea

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry's press service, Russian fighter jets in the Crimean air space are training to intercept enemy aircraft.

    "A pair of Su-27 combat aircraft on duty from the South Military District scrambled within three minutes from an airfield based in the Crimea and hit all of their air targets as a part of the Strategic Command and Staff Exercise Caucasus-2016," the message says.

    The Ministry added that their enemy aircraft were simulated by three Tu-95MS missile …

  • Ukrainian MFA: Russia's Caucasus 2016 exercises increase military threat to Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issued a comment in connection with the Caucasus 2016 Russian military exercise.

    "Ukraine is deeply concerned about the Caucasus 2016 drills which are to be held on the occupied territories and on the Ukrainian border. The large-scale build-up of interspecific troops grouping in the occupied territories and on the border of Ukraine, bringing them to their highest combat readiness indicates the growth of a direct threat of war to Ukraine", the …