Contents tagged with Russian Troops

  • Russian hackers target Clinton's emails.

    Russian based hackers tried to infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s home email server.Five attempts have been made to break into her computer under disguise of emails purporting to be New York parking tickets.The malicious emails with fake New York police address included the instructions “to plead, print out the enclosed ticket” and an attached file named “”.As reported, these emails contained a zip file with software, directing an infected computer to transmit information to three …

  • Saudi Arabia concerned over Russian strikes in Syria.

    Saudi Arabia demands that Russia stop its military operations against targets in Syria.Being a leading adversary of Assad regime, the Saudis noted Russian strikes had caused civilian casualties while failing to target the hardline Islamic State militants Moscow says it opposes.Speaking at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, a senior Saudi diplomat said: "The delegation of my country expresses its profound concern regarding the military operations which Russian forces have carried out …

  • Russian strikes in Syria: day 2.

    For a second day in a row now Russia has been launching air strikes in Syria.Reportedly, the strikes targeted sites in the north-west held by the Army of Conquest rebel alliance, as well as areas in Homs and Hama provinces.Russia claims that with some 20 missions carried out on Wednesday it struck 12 Islamic State (IS) positions in 24 hours, destroying a command centre and two arms depots.Although the US fears it was the positions of the opponents of Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al- …

  • $20 million military aid to Ukraine.

     President Obama has authorized the U.S. State Department to provide up to $20 million to Ukraine to fund military training and other similar activities.This came one day after Ukraine announced that US instructors would start training the country’s special forces.

    “The authority... to direct the drawdown of up to $20 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense and military education and training to provide assistance for the Government of Ukraine,” the Presidential …

  • Dozens of civilians killed in Russian airstrikes.

    At least 27 civilians are reported to have been killed Wednesday in first Russian airstrikes on Syrian towns near the city of Homs.Earlier today the upper house of the Russian parliament gave President Vladimir Putin approval to use the air force in Syria, according to state media.

    "The Federation Council unanimously supported the President's request -- 162 votes in favor of granting permission," Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov said, according to ITAR-Tass.

    The vote came after a …

  • Military deployment to Syria approved by Russian parliament.

    The upper house of Russia's parliament has voted to allow the military to be deployed in Syria, making it the first formal move to legalize Russian air strikes on the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

    According to US intelligence, within hours Russia appeared to have carried out its first attack.

    Although as assured by a senior Kremlin official, no ground troops would be involved in Syria, only the air force.

    Earlier this week President Vladimir Putin called for a broad anti-terror …

  • Russian soldiers on trial in Kyiv.

    As reported by BBC, a pair of Russian special-forces soldiers have gone on trial in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov were accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops. They were captured in May in east Ukraine. Both are alleged to be officers in Russia's GRU foreign military intelligence, though Russia insists the men were not serving soldiers when they were detained. Prosecutors called for life sentences. The two russians denied charges of terrorism and the hearing …

  • French Warships to be sold to Egypt.

    France said Wednesday it is selling two Mistral class warships that were originally intended for Russia to Egypt.

    The two warships were originally built for Russia but France refused to deliver because of Moscow’s role in the war in Ukraine.

    According to French officials, the Mistrals will cost Egypt  €950 million (US$1.06 billion) for the two Mistral class warships. Originally Russia were to pay €1.2 billion for the warships, but as per the russian contract, France was supposed to help …

  • Russia and Israel to coordinate actions in Syria.

    Netanyahu: Russia and Israel will coordinate actions in SyriaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a joint plan with Russia to coordinate military action in Syria."My goal was to eliminate misunderstanding between the Israeli army and Russian forces," - said Netanyahu after talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin.According to the Israeli Prime Minister, leaders of the two countries agreed on mechanisms to prevent accidentally trading fire between soldiers of Israel …

  • Russian mines in Ukraine

    Russia puts 1990’s markings on its ammunition sent to Donbas

    Ukrainian engineers demining mine fields near Mariupol came across brand new mines and shells. The ammunition had the 1990’s markings on it to hide their origin, ZIK reports Sept. 15.

    Ukrainian engineers found ‘black widows’ mines banned by international conventions for being especially dangerous.

    In a hidden cache of explosives near one of the highways, the engineers also came across anti-tank mines Ukraine never had.

    The …