• Russian missile systems in Crimea put on alert

    Soldiers from the coastal missile and artillery brigade of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have been put on alert in order to take part in tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on October 15.

    Divisions of Bastion and Bal mobile coastal anti-ship systems and Utes coastal missile systems were given practical tasks to complete as part of the combat training plan.

    “During the drills, missile division crews will carry out a set of combat training tasks, including deploying and using …

  • EU prepares to impose 'chemical' sanctions on Russia

    At today’s session in Luxembourg, the Council of the European Union intends to ratify a new sanction regime against the physical and legal entities responsible for the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. The new sanctions were proposed by the UK and France following the incidents in Syria and in Salisbury which Russia is held responsible for.

    The drafting of the new restrictions began at an EU summit at the end of July which was held directly after an extraordinary session of the …

  • Media: Russia will help Iran to evade US sanctions

    Russia will help Iran to create a mechanism that would help Iran to evade United States sanctions, stated an article published on the portal Mako.co.il. The author, Dana Weiss claimed her source was a secret document from the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

    The material states that Iran will supply crude oil to refineries in Russia and then the black gold will be sent to the international market as Russian oil. Weiss wrote that the mechanism of evading American sanctions was approved by the …

  • Lavrov: Russia establishing an industrial zone in Egypt

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote in his article for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that Russia started working on establishing of an industrial zone In Egypt, near the Suez Canal. According to Lavrov, Russia has also begun construction of a nuclear power plant in the city of El Dabaa. Lavrov's article was also published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov states in the article that 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

  • Russian MP claims Russia has S-700 air defense systems

    The Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Deputy of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky stated on the “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” talk show on October 11 that Russia has S-600 and S-700 air defense systems.

    During the show, Zhirinovsky talked about political consequences of supplying S-300 Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria. According to the leader of Russian liberal democrats, the newer S-700 systems can hit targets anywhere in the world.

    Zhirinovsky admitted …