Defence and security
European security is hostage to US policies, says Lavrov
The European people’s safety has become hostage to the destructive policies pursued by the US and Russia-haters in the EU, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, addressing members of the …
Putin says his calls for US to calculate range and speed of Russian weapons "not a threat"
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his proposal for the United States to calculate the range and speed of Russia's weapons is not a threat but rather a proposal to consider the possible …
55th Munich Security Conference expected to become world’s biggest
The future of the European security architecture and the situation surrounding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty will dominate the agenda of the 55th Munich Security Conference to …
Moscow court leaves in custody eight out of 24 Ukrainian sailors detained in Black Sea
On Tuesday the Moscow City Court has recognized as valid the extension of the arrest term for four more sailors out of the 24 Ukrainian sailors charged with the breach on the Russian border in the …
Tankers in Black Sea ablaze for five days
The fire on the tankers Maestro and Candy was not fully put out by Friday morning, and the ships stopped drifting, the Azov-Black Sea Branch of the Maritime Rescue Service told TASS.
A rescue source …
Ukrainian sailors injured during arrest in Kerch Strait fully recover, ombudsperson says
Three Ukrainian navy sailors, who suffered injuries during their apprehension in the Kerch Strait, have fully recovered, Moscow Human Rights Ombudsperson Tatyana Potyayeva told reporters on Tuesday, …
Russian Navy escorts US destroyers that entered Baltic Sea
The Baltic Fleet’s corvettes escorted the US Gravely and Porters destroyers, which have entered the Baltic Sea, the Russian National Defense Management Center told reporters on Monday.
Emergencies Ministry says 43 people rescued following gas blast in Russia
As many as 43 people were rescued from the section of a residential building hit by a household gas blast in the city of Shakhty, Rostov region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s press service …
Gas leak viewed as main cause of building blast in Russia’s Rostov region
The investigation views a household gas leak as the main cause of an explosion that hit a residential block in the city of Shakhty, Rostov Region, Russian Investigative Committee Spokesperson Svetlana …
Germany’s SC permanent membership should be resolved by all UN states - Russian Foreign Ministry
The decision on whether Germany should become a permanent member of the UN Security Council should be made by all UN member-countries, not in a bilateral format, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …