Defence and security
Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 334 people
The death toll in a tsunami in Indonesia has reached 334 people, and 61 are missing, spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency Fahrizal said in a report released on Monday, TASS …
Lavrov says US will not reach agreement on Middle East settlement alone
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Friday for returning to joint formats of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, TASS reported.
"We raised the issue of the US’ stance, which …
Russia’s OSCE envoy urges Kosovo to reverse its decision on creating army
Pristina’s decision to transform the Kosovo security forces into armed forces is unlawful and must be cancelled, Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe …
Pentagon chief tenders resignation over disagreements with Trump
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis tendered his resignation over disagreements with US President Donald Trump, according to his resignation letter dated December 20, TASS reported.
"Because you …
Russia to target any US missiles deployed in Europe after INF treaty terminated — Kremlin
If the United States deploys its missile systems in Europe after terminating the INF Treaty, Russia will have to aim its own missiles at those systems, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a …
Russia not seeking arms race, but a balance of power — Putin
Moscow is not interested in an arms race and only seeks to maintain the balance of power, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual news conference on Thursday, TASS reported.
Putin: Russia’s advanced weapons will make those accustomed to militarist rhetoric think
Russia’s advanced weapons, which will ensure the country’ security for decades to come, will force those who got accustomed to militarist rhetoric to think, Russian President Vladimir …
Over 2,000 ceasefire violations registered in Ukraine in past week - Russian OSCE envoy
More than 2,000 ceasefire violations were registered in East Ukraine in the past week, and the Kiev government forces are responsible for most of them, Russia’s OSCE envoy Alexander Lukashevich …
Russia calls on US not to turn a blind eye on Kiev’s preparations for Donbass offensive
Russia calls on Washington not to turn a blind eye on active military buildup by the Ukrainian forces and right-wing extremists along the contact line in Donbass that could trigger the implementation …
Russia to start building naval cluster near St. Petersburg in 2019
Russia will start building a naval cluster in Kronshtadt near St. Petersburg in northwest Russia in 2019, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday.
"In 2019, we will start creating a naval …