Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the West for escalating tensions in Europe, saying it had incorrectly assessed the outcome of the Cold War. Speaking to senior military officials, Putin said Russia would respond “adequately” to any Western aggression and would develop its army further. “Why did they expand NATO and renounce the missileContinue reading “Putin blames West for tensions since end of Cold War”
Russian President Vladimir #Putin will arrive in #India on Monday for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by #Washington. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.
RUSSIA has warned war is ‘highly likely’ with Ukraine following orders to troops to remain ‘combat ready’ after speculation of a Ukrainian invasion. The Kremlin has said that Kiev’s desire to retake Crimea is “direct threat”, as the US vows to respond following growing reports of a Russian invasion. Tensions between Ukraine and Russia haveContinue reading “Russia warns war with Ukraine is ‘highly likely’ and puts troops on ‘combat readiness’ as US vows to respond to invasion”
Baku and Yerevan trade barbs as flare-up along shared border threatens fragile ceasefire agreement. Seven Azerbaijani service members were killed and 10 more were wounded in clashes with Armenian troops on the countries’ shared border, according to Azerbaijan’s defence ministry. Armenian officials reported one casualty and said 13 soldiers were captured during Tuesday’s hostilities, whileContinue reading “Eight soldiers killed in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes”
Exclusive: Documents suggest Russia launched secret multi-agency effort to interfere in US democracy Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents. The key meetingContinue reading “Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House”
Russia’s military will form 20 new units in the country’s west this year to counter what it claims is a growing threat from NATO, the defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu made the announcement at a meeting with top military officials. He pointed to a growing number of flights by U.S. strategic bombers near Russia’sContinue reading “Russian military to add 20 new units in country’s west to counter NATO”
The buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine. Russia will begin withdrawing its military forces from the Ukrainian border starting Friday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Thursday, after the buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes. Speaking during snap readiness exercises in annexed Crimea, Shoigu ordered the generalContinue reading “Russia to Withdraw Troops From Ukraine Border, Crimea”
Russia has continued to support the Myanmar regime after a military coup ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and brought an end to a decade of civilian rule. The Myanmar military regime imported $14.7 million in radar equipment in February, Russian customs data published on Monday showed. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu agreed to supply Myanmar with Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missileContinue reading “Myanmar Junta Imported $15M Worth of Russian Radar Equipment in February”