• Russia accuses U.S. of causing close encounter between two aircraft over Syria

    A representative from the Russian Defense Ministry accused US forces of causing a dangerously close encounter between aircraft over Syria earlier this month.

    On Friday, US officials said that a Russian plane flew dangerously close to a combat aircraft from the US-led coalition.

    According to the officials, the incident, which occurred on October 17, was not a threat. The Russian pilot just lost “control over the situation.”

    On October 29, Russian Major-General Igor Konashenkov rejected this …

  • Roscosmos requires payment of funds frozen by France in the Yukos case

    The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities refuses to supply Soyuz carrier rockets to the French company Arianespace because of non-payment of 300 million euros. These assets have been blocked by a French court in connection with the Yukos case, the French edition of Les Echos wrote on Friday, October 28th.

    "We do not get money from Arianespace for our work. No money, no product. We cannot work for free," Les Echos stated, quoting the press service of Roscosmos. The said amount was …

  • The OSCE recorded the transfer of military and weapons from Russia to the Donbas

    The OSCE special monitoring mission (SMM) in Ukraine has recorded the transfer of military and weapons from Russia to the occupied territory of the Donbas. “Despite the denial from combined separatists forces, the SMM continues to document evidence that Russia is sending its forces and weapons to Ukraine,” according to the statement of the United States Ambassador for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Daniel Baer.

    According to him, taking advantage of the fact that the …

  • Rasmussen: Trump's statements may push Russian government to test NATO's resolve

    The former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, believes that some of the claims of Donald Trump, a candidate for the President of the United States, that the United States will protect only those who invest 2% of GDP in defence may push the Russian government to attempt to test the resolve of NATO.

    "The Alliance could not exist without U.S. support for the protection of allies that are attacked. Therefore, the statement of Mr. Trump that the …

  • Russia presents new Satan-2 rocket

    Russian State Rocket Center, Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, presented the first images of a new weapon – a Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, nicknamed Satan-2.

    "In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation 'On the state defense order for 2010 and the planning period of 2012-2013 JSC,’ SRC Makeyev was instructed to begin the development of the Sarmat missile," as indicated on the Design Bureau's website.

    The report states that the public contract for the …