Contents tagged with Russia

  • Turkey: Any aircraft violating our air space will be shot down.

    "Turkey will shoot down any aircrafts violating the country's airspace."

    The statement was made on Saturday, October 17 by Ahmet Davutoğlu the Turkish Prime Minister.

    "Yesterday we shot down a drone. Had it been an aircraft we would have done the same. Our rules of engagement are well known. We will repel anyone violating our borders"

    On October 16 Turkish F-16 aircrafts shot down a drone of an unknown manufacturer.

     A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after it ignored …

  • Standard and Poors confirms Russia's junk credit rating.

    Standard & Poor’s kept Russia’s credit Rating at BB+ level, below investment grade.

    The rating was initially cut down to junk level at the end of January 2015.

    S&P stripped Russia of its investment grade in January for the first time in a decade as plunging oil prices and sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine push the world’s largest energy exporter into its first recession since 2009. The penalties have locked Russian corporate borrowers out of international debt markets, spurred capital …

  • Ukraine terminates all air traffic with Russia.

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure has announced a complete cessation of air communication with Russia.

    This comes after a continued lack of response from the Russian air communication department regarding the restrictions imposed on the Ukrainian airlines.

    Ukrainian infrastructure department has decided to suspend all air traffic starting October 25th.

    The Ukrainian ministry confirmed that the ban will be imposed on all the Russian airlines.

    On September 25th Russian Prime Minister, …

  • Czech Minister of Defense: It is possible that Russia is financing the influx of refugees to Europe.

    Russia can be involved in financing of refugees and their transportation to Europe - said the Minister of Defense of Czech republic.

    As reported by Radio Praha, Martin Stropnický, The head of the Czech Defense Ministry expressed his opinion in his interview to Czech MF DNES .

    The minister shared the information received from the Hungarian Minister of defense concerning the transportation routes of the migrants to the EU border. The minister said that he was informed that the transportation of …

  • Leaflets advocating joining Russian military in Syria spotted in Donetsk.

    In some areas of Donetsk, which is currently controlled by Pro-Russian separatist, leaflets have begun to appear promoting the advantages of joining the Russian military in Syria.

    The leaflets compare the benefits of serving in Syria as opposed to Eastern Ukraine

    The anonymous leaflets emphasize that the soldiers fighting in Syria get a higher pay and can also receive an official status having participated in Military operations.  This status in Russia provides extra social assistance and …

  • Russian 'humanitarian convoys' bring toy bombs to Ukraine.

    While Moscow claims its "humanitarian aid" trucks are carrying aid for people in Ukraine's Donbas, the true purpose of the convoys remained delivery of ammunition and supplies for the Kremlin's unmarked troops and mercenaries.These days the truce continues to hold, but the explosives units of Ukraine's armed forces are busy taking care of those "gifts" delivered by the russians.

    Over 42,000 mines and other explosives have been detected and defused by Ukrainian military in the war torn areas in …

  • Ex-Syrian astronaut becomes general in Free Syrian Army.

    A former Syrian air force general who was also the country's first astronaut is now a general in Free Syrian Army.Maj. Gen. Mohammed Fares trained as an astronaut in the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1987, and spent eight days on Russia's Mir space station. He was the first Syrian and the second Arab in space.Muhammed Faris was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and also the Order of Lenin.Upon returning to Syria he continued his service in the Syrian Air Force, preparing pilots.In 2012 he …

  • Kremlin replaces puppets in east Ukraine.

    There is nothing surprising in the fact that Kremlin finds the work of its curators in the self proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ubsolutely unsatisfactory.Hence the puppet staff is being currently replaced, as reported by The Information Resistance group.Among the indicators of failure: over a hundred of militants have left the 11th Regiment of DPR, including 19 officers who have declared an unwillingness to continue to serve in the russian-backed military units.The fact that russian …

  • U.S. to keep tough line on Russia until peace plan fully implemented.

    Despite Ukraine truce, US keeps tough line on Russia.

    The U.S. assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland warned on Thursday that the United States would maintain economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine until the terms of the peace plan are fully implemented.“We will judge Russia and the separatists by their actions, not their words,” she said. “We will work with the EU to keep sanctions in place until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented. “And of course, …

  • Origin of Russian missile that downed MH17 uncovered.

    According to the report by Bellingcat.com, the origin of the russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 over east Ukraine last summer has been uncovered.Having analysed a great number of photographs and videos shared online after the downing of Malaysian MH17 it was possible to confirm the location where each image was recorded and discover additional information that further evidenced when and where the Buk missile launcher was on July 17, 2014.It was discovered that one particular Buk …