• Russia announces free arms deliveries to Tajikistan

    Moscow will provide the Tajik army with weapons and equipment free of charge, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu.

    "Today, joint work to neutralize threats from the territory of neighboring Afghanistan comes to the fore. The hasty withdrawal of foreign troops from there provoked a rapid degradation of the situation, an increase and a surge in terrorist activity," Shoygu said.

    According to Shoygu, the Russian 201st base will provide military assistance to …

  • Ukraine to provide Lithuania with barbed wire for construction of fence on border with Belarus

    Ukraine will provide Lithuania with barbed wire for the construction of the fence on the border with Belarus, according to the decision made at a government meeting.

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine has decided to provide Lithuania with “humanitarian aid” in the form of barbed wire due to the critical situation on the border with Belarus.

    According to Kuleba, Lithuania itself asked Ukraine for barbed wire.

    The number of illegal migrants who enter Lithuania from …

  • Zelensky appoints new Commander-In-Chief of Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Ukraine is going through major changes in its power structures. After new appointments in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the SBU and the Foreign Intelligence Service, the changes have reached the Army. Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak has been replaced by Major General, Commander of the Pivnich (North) Operational Command, Valery Zaluzhny.

    Khomchak headed the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for two years. He says that during this time, the …

  • Russia praises Syrian Army success in countering Israel’s air strikes

    Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing the deputy head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, that Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles launched from Israeli F-16 fighters during the last attack.

    According to Kulit, the Israeli Air Force targeted an unnamed facility located in the town of Set Zaynab, 10km south of Damascus.

    Kulit said the incident occurred on Sunday night. The Russian Rear Admiral said that …

  • Japan condemns Russian Prime Minister’s visit to Kuril islands

    Japan sent a note of protest to Russian Ambassador Mikhail Galuzin over the visit of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to the South Kuril Island of Iturup, said Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Japanese government Katsunobu Kato.

    The Russian Prime Minister's trip to the disputed island "contradicts Japan's consistent position on the northern territories and is very regrettable," Kato said at a press conference in Tokyo. Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, in turn, said that …

  • Russia builds plane to command Armed Forces in the event of nuclear war

    Russia began building a new "Doomsday Aircraft", which will  be used to evacuate the country's leadership and manage the army in the event of a nuclear war.

    RIA Novosti reports, citing a source in the Russian defense industry, that the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two such planes built on the basis of the Il-96-400M. One of these planes is already in production in Voronezh.

    New Doomsday aircraft will replace the existing IL-80, built on the basis of passenger IL-86, which have been …

  • Putin promises Russia's enemies an inevitable blow

    Thanks to the latest weapons, Russia is able to detect any enemy and strike an inevitable blow, if necessary, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, which was attended by more than 4 thousand troops and more than 50 vessels, including a Borey-A nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles.

    "Today, the Russian Navy has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of its native country, our national interests," Putin said.

    Speaking in front of the monument …

  • Poland: Nord Stream 2 will help Russia to further arm itself

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he disagreed with the position of the United States and Germany on the issue of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. 

    The head of the Polish government noted that Poland's allies, including Germany and the United States, "selfishly approached the issue of building this gas pipeline." Morawiecki stressed that earlier Poland insisted that the implementation of this project "helps to arm Russia."

    "Russia is a state that is very heavily armed, has many …

  • Russia to sell remaining grain reserves to cool inflation

    The Russian authorities decided to sell  the remaining grain reserves in order to bring down the flour prices and prevent the rise in price of bread ahead of September elections to the State Duma.The United Grain Company announced the that it is resuming trading in grain from the “intervention fund”, which the government has been accumulating since 2001, periodically opening it up to avoid a shortage in the market.As a rule, grain is purchased for the fund in the fall, and sold in winter and …

  • Kremlin: Putin praised Merkel for consistently pursuing completion of Nord Stream 2

    The Kremlin press service said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are satisfied with the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    In turn, Merkel’s press service said that the Chancellor spoke to Putin over the phone about  the construction of Nord stream-2 and the transit of gas through Ukraine.

    Angela Merkel told Putin that the situation around Nord Stream 2 was discussed during the talks with the U.S. President Joe Biden.

    At the same time, the …