Contents tagged with russian military

  • Russia sends 1,500 newly drafted soldiers to Abkhazia

    About 1,500 Russian conscripts have arrived at the Russian military base in Abkhazia for further military service, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the manning of the personnel units at the Russian military base in Abkhazia has been completed as part of the 2017 spring draft campaign.

    "Before arriving at the military base, the recruits received a course in combined arms training and took a military oath on the …

  • Pro-Russian separatist added Russian soldier captured by Ukrainian Army in Donbas to prisoner-exchange list

    During a skype conference with the Minsk humanitarian subgroup, the DPR and LPR (officially - separate regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions - ORDLO) demanded the release of the captured Russian military officer, Ageyev, as part of the prisoner exchange program. The DPR and LPR consider Ageyev to be a "soldier," as stated by the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko, on her Facebook page.

    "Ukraine's position here is …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense would make it obligatory for military personnel to report on their online activity

    Russia's Defense Ministry has prepared a bill obliging Russian military and foreign contractors to report their publications on the web, the document is available on the official draft regulations website.

    "The extension of this requirement to servicemen or citizens (foreign nationals) entering into contracts for military service is similar to those defined for state civil servants, specifically, to submit to the federal executive body or federal state body where the federal law provides for …

  • Russia adds another S-400 anti-air division to its Northern Fleet

    The next division equipped with an S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile system became operational as part of the anti-air defense of the White Sea base of the Northern Fleet, the Russian ministry of defense announced.

    “The new system will provide the forces White Sea Military Base with reliable anti-air cover, as well as the shipbuilding, ship repair and other industrial enterprises of Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk,” the statement reads.

    The division came to replace the S-300 Favorit systems. …

  • Russia is preparing to test new missile defense system

    The Chief of the Combat Logarithms and Programs unit of the Missile Defense Division of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Ilgar Taghiyev, stated that tests of a new missile defense system, which will be built in Russia, will be conducted in the coming two to three years, RBC reported. The tests will be conducted at the Sary Shagan testing range. According to Taghiyev, the missile defense systems covering Moscow and the central industrial region will be fully updated within the same time frame.

    The …

  • Russia's military is creating a new satellite communication system

    Russia is working on creating a unified system of satellite communication for military use, the deputy chief of staff of the land forces on communications, Alexander Galgash, said.

    He explained that development work is being conducted now on the third stage of the United System of Satellite Communication 3, with space complexes in geostationary and highly elliptical orbits and terrestrial satellite communications complexes of various positioning.

    According to him, Russia is also working on a …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian generals coordinate separatists' activity near Mariupol

    Pro-Russian separatists have strengthened their position near Mariupol with two generals of the Russian Armed Forces coordinating their activity, the Press Service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

    "The most alarming situation is near Mariupol. At the direction of the Commander of the First Army Corps (Donetsk), the General Major of the Armed Forces of Russia, Valery Asapov (according to the document cover – Valery Primakov), the ninth special motorized regiment of marines ( …

  • Russian spy met with Ukrainian troops in Avdiivka

    According to volunteers from the Come Back Alive organization, a Russian military officer, Rustam Muradov, visited Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka, posing as a representative of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic working with the OSCE.

    As vchaspik.ua reported, Muradov attempted to negotiate with Ukrainian officers. 

    Shortly before the meeting, a battle occurred in Avdiivka between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and hostile reconnaissance and sabotage groups.  The latter consisted mainly of …

  • Traffic blocked in Crimea due to transport of Russian military equipment

    In the Crimean city of Simferopol, traffic was blocked for 40 minutes on Thursday due to the transport of Russian military equipment. The column of military hardware was being transported from Sevastopol to Belogorsk, reported Krym.Realii.

    The column of equipment from Russia's Black Sea Fleet included armored fighting vehicles, KAMAZ cars for personnel transport, Ural vehicles, and field kitchens.

    Since the annexation of Crimea, the movement of Russian military equipment on the peninsula has …