Defence and security
Russian Transport Ministry blames construction and certification flaws for Boeing crashes
Aircraft construction and certification flaws led to the recent crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8, Russian Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik said, TASS reported.
"Plenty of work will have to …
US manipulated figures to meet total levels under New START, Moscow says
Washington has been tweaking its figures about the number of its armaments under the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), thus making the document’s extension pointless unless this issue …
US persuading allies not to take part in Moscow Security Conference — diplomatic source
Washington is trying to persuade its NATO allies to limit their participation in the Moscow International Security Conference scheduled for April, sending only junior diplomats there, a source at the …
Russian defense chief slams US efforts to undercut Moscow’s rights under Open Skies Treaty
Washington is trying to manipulate international law in order to make it more difficult for Russia to exercise its rights under the Treaty on Open Skies, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at …
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 …
Russia is fast to fill missing link in its aerospace forces
Today’s local conflicts set new demands to warfare; precision-guided weapons are increasingly being applied. Unmanned, radio-controlled military equipment is being rapidly developed and put into …
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 …