• Russian MFA spokeswoman: US actions against Syrian government would lead to 'tectonic shifts'

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that if the US were to directly engage Syrian government forces, it would lead to “tectonic shifts” in the Middle East, RIA Novosti reported.

    "My goal is to explain why it is so important to stay in line with the agreements [between the US, Russia, and Damascus]. If the US carries out direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, it will lead to terrible, tectonic shifts, not only in this country [Syria], but also in the …

  • Russia and Azerbaijan agree on joint production of tactical missiles

    Russia and Azerbaijan have signed a memorandum on joint production of air missiles. This was reported by the Azerbaijani military magazine, AzeriDefense.

    According to AzeriDefense, the document was signed by the representatives of the Sharg enterprise belonging to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan and the Russian state-owned corporation Tactical Missile Weapons.

    The document was signed on the sidelines of the international military expo “Adex 2016” taking place in Baku, the capital of …

  • Media: Canada and Poland could send tanks to Latvia

    Delfi news portal reports that according to LETA, Latvia’s primary information agency, next year Canada might send LAV 6.0 armored vehicles to an international battalion to strengthen the security of Latvia; Poland might send tanks.

    The Ministry of Defense of Latvia did not comment on the plans of the Allies, though in early September, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis confirmed that the battle group of the multinational battalion led by Canadian forces, which is located in Latvia, …

  • NATO says its ready to strengthen its support of Ukraine

    NATO has once again declared its firm position with regard to providing support to Ukraine in the country’s fight against the illegal and aggressive actions of Russia and Russia-supported separatists. The Alliance also showed a willingness to strengthen this support.

    According to the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Mission to NATO, this was said by the Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, David Hobbs, during a meeting with the head of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna …

  • Russian NTV journalists were not allowed to enter Estonia

    Journalists from the Russian NTV Channel weren’t allowed to enter Estonia, where they were going for a press-tour at the invitation of the Tallin city government, according to the TV company's report. Alexey Kobylkov, a correspondent from NTV Channel, and cameraman Ilya Kondratyev were not allowed to cross at the Ivangorod checkpoint.

    Employees of the TV channel were headed for a four-day press tour at the invitation of the Tallin city government, NTV Channel added. According to the TV company, …