• Merkel's possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

    One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes," Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is largely caused by "barbaric military actions by the Russian army, for which Putin is responsible."

    Syria has been …

  • Creator of Novichok nerve agent apologizes to Navalny

    One of the creators of the nerve agent Novichok, Vil Mirzayanov, apologized to the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned a few weeks ago.

    "I apologise deeply to Navalny for being involved in this criminal business to develop this substance that poisoned him," Mirzayanov said on air of the Russian TV channel Dozhd.

    Vil Mirzayanov, who has lived in the United States since 1995, added that after relocating to the U.S. he devoted his life to the fight against the use of …

  • Kavkaz-2020 multinational exercises begin in Russia

    Strategic military exercises Kavkaz 2020 began in Russia. About 80,000 military personnel take part in them.

    "The strategic command-staff training "Kavkaz-2020" has been launched in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation," reads the statement on Russian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The exercises will be held from September 21 to 26 in the Southern Military District under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov.

    The main drills will …

  • Russia resumes bombardments in Syria

    Russian aircraft resumed massive strikes in northwestern Syria after a nearly six-month hiatus.

    On Sunday, Russian warplanes bombed the western outskirts of the city of Idlib, while heavy artillery shelling from nearby Syrian army outposts was carried out in the mountainous district of Jabal al-Zawiya, Reuters reported, citing a Syrian opposition source.

    According to him, about 30 air raids took place during the day, which was the largest operation of Russian forces in Syria since the …

  • Putin explains reasons behind Russia's development of hypersonic missiles

    Russia had to start developing hypersonic weapons after the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the honorary general director, honorary general designer of the NPO Mashinostroyenia ,Herbert Yefremov.

    "We had to create these weapons in response to the deployment of the U.S. strategic missile defense system, which in the long term would be able to actually neutralize all our nuclear capabilities, Putin added. The …