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  • Russian fighter jets thwart Israeli attack on Syria

    Russian fighter jets blocked Israeli planes and drones which were trying to carry out another attack on Syria, claims the Russian news outlet Avia.pro.

    Thursday night, as Israel was preparing another series of strikes on the Damascus suburbs, two Russian fighter jets took off from the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in Latakia province, and headed for the south of Syria. According to Avia.pro, these planes thwarted Israeli strikes on the  Syrian capital and its suburbs.

    According …

  • Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service: Moscow is collecting data on drone attack on Saudi Aramco facilities

    The Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin said that SVR is collecting data to identify persons responsible for the attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, reports TASS news agency.

    "We are collecting this data [about who organized the attack], but conclusions have not yet been made," said SVR's director.

    Naryshkin also pointed out to the premature accusations of Iran's involvement in the attacks on the oil company Saudi Aramco's facilities. "It seems to …

  • Media: 8 spies gained access to Russian top-secret military plant

    Eight unknown persons received access to the top-secret Russian defense plant belonging to the Tactical Missiles Corporation, one of Russia’s major weapons manufacturers. The persons could also have gained gain access to highly classified data.

    "Unknown people had access to the secret plant of the Tactical Missiles Corporation in the city of Korolyov for more than a year. The local security service found out that someone had hired eight janitors, but, they did not exist. The system recorded …

  • Russian General: Russian Aerospace Forces are not ready for large-scale combat

    Former Russian Air Force commander, General Pyotr Deynekin, harshly criticized the readiness of Russian Aerospace Force, noting that combat aircraft is not prepared for a large-scale military conflict, even though Russian Air Force is one of the most powerful in the world.

    "Russian Aerospace Forces do not have enough manpower and equipment to conduct large-scale military operations. There isn’t enough combat personnel ", said Deynekin as cited by news outlet the Military Review.

    Earlier, …

  • Poland to create partisan army for protection against Russia

    Poland intends to use a partisan army in the event of a war with Russia. By 2024, the paramilitary structure will include an estimated 53,000 volunteers and will reinforce defense and the potential of the Polish army, said Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, as cited by the Bild newspaper.

    The article’s author, Dirk Müller Thederan, writes that if “the Russians really come”, Warsaw will resist them using all available means: fighters, missiles, helicopters and new transport aircraft. …

  • Russia cuts investments in US government securities

    In July, Russia reduced investments in US government securities to $8.5 billion, reports the US Department of the Treasury. $6.239 billion is accounted for long-term bonds and the remaining $2.262 billion for short-term treasury bills.

    Russia has been reducing its investments in US government securities for the fifth month in a row. The last time their volume increased in February. By the end of June, Russia's investments in US government securities amounted to $10.848 billion. In July, it …

  • Iran to switch to Russian SWIFT alternative

    Iran’s banking ties to other countries, including Russia, are growing, despite being disconnected from the SWIFT payment system, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, reports TASS.

    “Fortunately, today Iran’s banking relations with several other countries are growing without the use of the SWIFT system,” the official presidential website cites Rouhani as saying. “There was a time when people in the West thought that banking relations were only SWIFT. But it’s not like that.”

    The …

  • Media: Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems unable to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Syria

    Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems, which are considered one of the most advanced air defense weapons in the world, failed to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Damascus.

    The Israeli news outlet NZIV, citing a number of military sources, published the flight route of the Israeli warplanes, which struck eastern Syria. As it turned out, the Israeli Air Force planes , which, according to some reports, were F-35s, not only entered the Syrian airspace, but also flew for almost several …

  • Volker: West willing to help Russia find easy way to withdraw from Ukraine

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 that Russia is achieving the exact opposite of what it had hoped by continuing its occupation and war in eastern Ukraine.

    Volker emphasized that the members of the Normandy Format and the US are willing to help Russia find an “easy way” to withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian territories.

    “I think that there are reasons why Russia should withdraw from the Donbas. They are actually not interested in keeping the …

  • China promises Kremlin $2.6 billion to accelerate Russian economy

    The Russia-China comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation has reached a new level, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Moscow.

    Medvedev said that after the meeting he and Mr Keqiang signed a set of agreements consisting of nearly twenty documents, including commercial agreements and investment agreements.

    Overall, China plans to allocate roughly $2.6 billion to projects that form part of the plan to accelerate the Russian …