Contents tagged with Russian Troops

  • Russia begins to upgrade its navy base in Syria

    Russia has started to upgrade the Russian naval base in Syrian Tartus, announced Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense committee in the Federation Council, as reported by Interfax.

    “As far as Tartus is concerned, I won’t conceal the fact that even during our visit (of Russian senators in Syria in October 2016) I was shown a development plan for the port where facilities and docks would be built. This work has already been prepared, and today it is being put into action,” he said.

    When asked …

  • Russia raises nearly 3,000 troops for snap readiness inspections in the Crimea and North Cacauses

    Nearly 3,000 servicemen in the Crimea and North Caucus were called up on Thursday snap combat readiness inspection, the press-service of the Southern Military District, Russia's TASS news agency reported.

    “Today in accordance with a decision by the Commander of Russia's Southern Military District Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov for the purpose of a snap combat readiness inspection a number of units from Karachay-Cherkessia, Chechnya, Dagestan, and the Crimea were raised up on alert," the …

  • Turchynov: A month would be enough to liberate the Donbas

    National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov declared that Ukrainian troops have waited enough months to liberate the Donbas.

    According to Secretary, the battles for the Svitlodarsk salient and Avdiivka have shown that the Ukrainian army is stronger than the "hybrid Russian troops".

    "With today's balance of forces, we need only a month to completely clear the area of ​​the Donbas," said Turchynov during an interview with

    At the same time, the NSDC …

  • Turchynov instructed the Ukrainian military to prepare for a counter-offensive

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO), Oleksandr Turchynov, visited the front line in Avdiivka, and instructed the military to prepare for an attack from the separatists, as well as to be prepare for a counterattack, the press service of the RNBO reported.

    "The military was tasked with refining the operational plans for the times of the offensive of the Russian hybrid troops while taking into account the preparation for effective counteroffensive steps," …

  • Media sources reveal that the Commander of Russia’s Air Assault Battalion was killed in Syria

    The Commander of Russia’s Air Assault Battalion, a native of Kalmykia, Major Sanal Sanchirov, was killed in action in Syria. Sanchirov was buried in his native village Yashkul, the representative of Administration of Yashkul district told RIA Novosti. “Sanal Sanchirov was buried in his native village Yashkul. The civil funeral service was organized on December 13,” the administration representative explained.

    He refused to comment on Sanchirov’s death during hostilities in Syria. As …

  • Transnistrian authorities categorically oppose the withdrawal of Russian troops

    The President of internationally unrecognized Transnistria, Yevgeny Shevchuk, stated that Transnistria expressed its strong opposition to the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region, TASS reported.

    “Russian troops, who play a key role in peacekeeping operations in Dniester, represent a unique example of peacekeeping that is recognized by many experts in the world. This operation is a guarantee of peace and stability in Transnistria,” Shevchuk said.

    “We believe that it makes no sense to …

  • Ukraine is willing to provide a corridor for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    The ministers of defense of Ukraine and Moldova, Stepan Poltorak and Anatol Şalaru, have agreed at a meeting in Odessa that Ukraine will provide a corridor for the withdrawal of Russian troops and equipment deployed in Cobasna village in the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria, Deschide reported.

    Şalaru stated that the weapons that are located in military ammunition depots in Cobasna village pose a significant threat to both Moldovan and Ukrainian citizens, not to mention the population of …

  • Ukraine reported the increased presence of Russian military in the Crimea

    At an event dedicated to issues regarding the militarization of the Crimean peninsula, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that Ukraine is concerned about the increased presence of Russian military in the territory of the Crimea. The event took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York and was organized by Ukraine’s Mission to the United Nations.

    “It is about an enormous number of weapons and military personnel that are …

  • Ukrainian Presidential Spokesman: 100,000 Russian troops are stationed near Ukraine's borders

    The representative of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO issues, Colonel Andriy Lysenko stated on Radio Svoboda that Russia has gathered approximately 100,000 servicemen in the territories of the occupied Crimea, Donbas and on the eastern border with Ukraine.

    “Approximately 40,000 servicemen are stationed along the northern border in the Donbas; another fifty to sixty thousand are stationed in the east of the country. This group is constantly changing and expanding. Three …

  • Ukrainian General Staff: Russia troops continue to strengthen their positions along Crimean administrative border

    The Russian military have been implementing demonstrative and provocative actions on the administrative border of the Crimea. This was reported to ZN.UA by the chief of the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vladislav Seleznyov.

    According to him, starting on the morning of the 11th of August, Russian troops began strengthening their military positions near several checkpoints of the administrative border. This was particularly evident in the direction of the …