Contents tagged with Russian Troops

  • Russian Ministry of Defense denies death of Russian soldiers during terrorist attack in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied media reports that Russian servicemen were killed during a terrorist attack in Syria, reported Interfax. “ISIS terrorists intentionally spread false reports about the death of Russian servicemen in Syria,” the Ministry of Defense said.

    Earlier, the telegram channel Directorate 4, which monitors the situation in the Middle East, published a statement of the Islamic State. The statement asserts that in the province of Deraa in southern Syria, a suicide …

  • Media: Kremlin admits that Russian military participate in Donbas conflict

    The Russian Defense Ministry has paid for monuments to be erected over the graves of the Pskov paratroopers who were killed in combat in the Donbas in summer 2014. In this way the military department is effectively admitting that Russian soldiers were involved in armed aggression against Ukraine, an article published in the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta on June 24 observes.

    The authors of the article note that in 2014, nameless graves began to appear in the cemeteries of Pskov and the …

  • Kremlin: Russia to conduct exercises in Crimea involving one hundred aircraft and helicopters

    Approximately one hundred aviation units will take part in large-scale exercises in Russia’s Southern Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service reports.

    According to the Russian Ministry, fighters and bombers will fire air-to-air missiles and carry out bombing at the Opuk test range in the Crimea.

    As reported, army helicopters will additionally provide fire support for the Russian Black Sea Fleet marine amphibious forces landing on the rugged coast.

    The Russian Ministry …

  • Poroshenko: Russia has strengthened its troops near Ukrainian borders in preparation to invade

    Since 2014, Russia has reorganized its military forces and strengthened its military presence along the border with Ukraine, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the meeting with the Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk, Luhansk region, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    As the President noted, the commander of the Ukrainian Airborne Forces Mykhailo Zabrodskyi informed him about Russia's readiness for a rapid invasion of Ukraine.

    "In his report, General Zabrodskyi informed me in detail …

  • General Pavel: NATO increases number of troops in Baltic States due to Russia's military buildup in the region

    NATO has expanded its military presence in the Baltic countries in connection with the buildup of the Russian Federation’s military potential, said the head of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Alliance, the Czech general Petr Pavel. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to him, the buildup and modernization of Russian military potential has led to increased anxiety and fear among the population in the Baltic countries.

    “That’s why NATO has provided an expanded presence …

  • Media: NATO prepares report accusing Russia of lying about Zapad-2017 military exercise

    NATO experts analyzed satellite images of the Zapad 2017 exercises and found tens of thousands of soldiers, while Russia assured that fewer than 13,000 military men participated in the maneuvers, as reported by Die Welt, citing sources in NATO.

    Exercises with military formations exceeding 13,000 people require the participation of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), however, they were not present at the maneuvers.

    According to Die Welt, NATO is going …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister: Chisinau will not change its position on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip said in an interview with RIA Novosti that Chisinau will not change its position regarding the inclusion of the issue of withdrawing foreign military personnel from the territory of the republic to the UN General Assembly’s agenda.

    Earlier, the permanent representative of Moldova to the United Nations, Victor Moraru, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General stating that the country expects to include the issue of withdrawing foreign military personnel in …

  • Kremlin summons Moldovan ambassador over Moldova’s demands for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Moldova, Andrei Neguţa, to a meeting with Deputy Minister Sergey Ryabkov, reported Dozhd  TV channel . According to the report, the ambassador was summoned because of  the initiative of the Moldovan authorities to include an additional item "Complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from the territory of Moldova" on the agenda of the UN General Assembly. The ministry said that they consider this step as "another one in the series of …

  • Moldovan President Dodon rejects idea of withdrawing Russian forces from Transnistria

    In an interview with RIA Novosti, Moldovan President Igor Dodon called the Moldovan government’s initiative to withdraw Russian forces from Transnistria “yet another anti-Russian démarche”.  

    Dodon emphasized that the decision to discuss the withdrawal of Russian forces in the UN “will remain only at the level of a declaration”.

    “The Moldovan government has been going in reverse for a long time, after recognizing the mistake, that the peacekeeping operation on the Dniester cannot be touched, …

  • Moldova calls for complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

    Moldova asked the United Nations to include in the General Assembly’s 72nd session agenda the issue of the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria. A letter from the Permanent Representative of Moldova to the UN, Victor Moraru was made public on Tuesday, August 22.

    Chișinău is convinced that the presence of Russian troops "is a threat to maintaining international peace and security," the letter says. Moraru asked the UN to support Moldova's efforts aimed at completing the …