Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Kremlin: U.S. is training for nuclear strikes on Russia

    This month, the United States worked out a scenario of a nuclear strike on Russia simultaneously from the eastern and western directions, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during talks with the Chinese Minister of National Defense, Wei Fenghe.

    The flights of the US Air Force strategic bombers have significantly intensified in the immediate vicinity of the Russian eastern border, Shoygu said. According to him, last year, American warplanes capable of carrying nuclear weapons performed …

  • Shoygu: Russia has developed new S-550 air-defense missile system

    Russia has developed a new S-550 anti-aircraft missile system, said Russian Defense Sergey Shoygu at a conference call with the leadership of the Russian armed forces.

    "The Minister of Defense recalled that from November 1 to November 3, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] held in Sochi another series of meetings with the leadership of the Defense Ministry and enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Measures to adequately respond to changes in the situation near the Russian borders …

  • Russia calls presence of US warships in the Black Sea a ‘provocation’

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu called constant visits of American and other warships to the Black Sea a "provocation".

    "This is, you know, an almost constant attempt to test us, to check how ready we are, how much we have built the entire system along the Black Sea coast, in general in the south of our country. They (the United States) are not alone in this, in such inspections and in such campaigns," Shoygu said on TV Channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the Russian military is …

  • Russian Defense Minister warns NATO against deploying troops near Russia’s borders

    NATO is pulling forces to Russia's borders amid calls for military deterrence, said Russian +Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said in response to German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

    "The Defense Minister of Germany should know well wow this has already ended before for Germany and Europe. Security in Europe can only be common, without infringing on Russia's interests. But NATO is not ready for an equal dialogue on this issue today,” Shoygu said.

    In Afghanistan, according to …

  • Russia offers Saudi Arabia weapons ‘tested in Syria’

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin and his Saudi counterpart Prince Khaled bin Salman signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation. The signing ceremony was attended by the head of the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergey Shoygu.

    On August 23, Sergey Shoygu held talks at the forum "Army-2021" with Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Shoygu told Prince Khalid bin Salman that the Russian Defense Ministry is interested in dynamic …

  • Kremlin promises to save Russians from imported goods

    The import substitution program, which is being implemented in Russia, will allow a 2.5-time increase in the share of domestic products in the market, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at a meeting with the staff of the Krasmash plant on Friday.

    The phasing out of imports, as follows from the minister's statement, will begin in the coming years. The government has set a goal to increase the share of Russian goods has been set by 2025.

    The driving force of the country's economic …

  • 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 …

  • Russia to create 20 regiments on the borders with Ukraine and the Baltic states

    Russia intends to create 20 new regiments in the Western Military District, which borders Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

    According to Shoygu, Russia is improving the combat composition of its troops because NATO countries led by the United States "destroy the security system in the world." Shoygu said tat by the end of 2021 about 20 regiments and military units will be created in the Western Military District.

    The minister added …

  • Russian Defense Minister orders troops to move away from Ukrainian border

    The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to withdraw the troops concentrated in the southern and western regions, including near the border with Ukraine.

    From April 23, the troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts will begin to return to the places of permanent deployment, said the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

    The objectives of the combat readiness check, in which, according to the data, Russia transferred about 100,000 military personnel to Crimea and border areas, …

  • Russia and Belarus to build three joint military training centers

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin held a meeting in Moscow, where they discussed joint military cooperation activities for 2021, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The ministers agreed to establish three combat training centres for military personnel. Two of them will be created in Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions, another in the Grodno region in northwestern Belarus, which borders Lithuania and …