• SBU: Russian security forces attempt to recruit Ukrainian servicemen

    Russian Security Forces tried to massively recruit Ukrainian servicemen, mostly representatives of naval forces who were in the Crimea before the occupation, as was stated at a briefing by the Chief of Staff of the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachuk.

    According to him, this information is the result of the military counterintelligence operation that has lasted since 2014. He added that “dirty techniques” were used for recruitment.

    "People are detained, are taken away to …

  • Russia to place space control systems to the Crimea and the Altai

    Russia plans to deploy complexes of the new space monitoring system (SKKP) in the Altai, the Far East, Buryatia and the Crimea, as reported on the radio station Life Zvuk by the deputy commander of Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), Colonel Andrey Ivashin.

    “In the coming years a network of new complexes of the space monitoring system will be deployed on the territory of the Russian Federation. It will be a network of specialized radio engineering control systems and optoelectronic systems of a …

  • Russian MoD: The UN's 'unwillingness' caused the ceasefire in Aleppo to break down

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the reason for the breakdown of the humanitarian cease fire in Aleppo is the unwillingness of the UN, as was stated by the official representative of the Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

    According to him, Russia has “repeatedly imposed” humanitarian pauses in Aleppo “for different periods of time.”

    “Each time they break down for two reasons: UN representatives are not ready to deliver humanitarian assistance, and terrorists in …

  • Russian and Ukrainian aircraft help fight forest fires in Israel

    Both Russia and Ukraine have sent aircraft to Israel to help fight forest fires in Haifa.

    According to the Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations, two An-32P BFNC firefighting aircraft are active in putting out the forest fires that are raging near Haifa.

    The Russian Emergencies Ministry stated that Be-200 firefighting aircraft are also actively putting out the forest fires in Israel.

    Both Russia and Ukraine aircraft are often involved in fighting fires abroad, including in …

  • Expert: Iran would need UN approval to purchase Russian Su-30 aircraft

    In order to secure a supply of Russian combat aircraft, including the Su-30 fighters, Iran needs the UN Security Council’s decision to lift sanctions on certain arms contracts. This was communicated to RIA Novosti on November 26 by the former head of the international treaty directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Yevgeny Buzhinsky.

    Minister of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Dehghan said in an interview with the Tasnim news agency two days earlier that Iran …