Defence and security
Spanish top diplomat says US’ decision to withdraw from INF Treaty is big mistake
Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has described the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as a big mistake.
US President [Donald] …
Naval, air exercises to be held in Mediterranean on permanent basis
Large scale naval and air exercises Ocean Shield will be held in the Mediterranean on the permanent basis, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a distance conference on Friday, …
Arkhangelsk FSB blast: 17-year-old carried bomb to agency’s premises, killed in explosion
A teenager brought an explosive device to the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Directorate for the Arkhangelsk Region and was killed in the explosion, the Russian Investigative Committee …
Press review: Russia scuttles NATO’s planned Azov drills and BRICS braces for Bolsonaro
Izvestia: Russia thwarts NATO's planned drills in the Sea of Azov
NATO ships won’t enter the Sea of Azov, since Russia is not going to allow joint exercises between the alliance and Ukraine …
Russian newspaper addresses police over threats against journalists
The Novaya Gazeta newspaper has addressed police over threats against its journalists, the newspaper’s spokesman, Nadezhda Prusenkova, told TASS on Friday.
"We addressed authorities, and a …
Putin: Loss of Ilyushin-20 in Mediterranean resulted from string of tragic circumstances
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the loss of the Ilyushin-20 plane over the Mediterranean as a result of a string of tragic circumstances and offered condolences to the victims’ …
Israeli embassy in Russia declines to comment on Russian Il-20 aircraft incident in Syria
The Israeli embassy in Russia does not comment on an incident involving a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft downed in Syria on the night of September 17, an embassy spokesman told TASS.
"We don’t …
Syria downed Ilyushin-20 because Israeli F-16s used it as cover
Russia’s military plane Ilyushin-20 was shot down by the Syrian air defense over the Mediterranean Sea because Israel’s F-16 fighters used it as a cover, Russian Defense …
Filming of staged chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib begins
Film crews from several Middle East TV channels and also a regional branch of a leading US news TV channel arrived in Jisr ash-Shugur, TASS reports.
The filming of staged chemical attack, allegedly …
Kiev may launch massive mop-up operation in Donbass, expert warns
Ukraine’s authorities may carry out a massive mop-up operation in the self-proclaimed Donbass republics causing much more deaths than in 2014, Director of the Russian Center for Current Policy …