Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Shoygu: more than 200 thousand people conscripted to Russian army since the beginning of mobilization

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said that more than 200 thousand people have joined the armed forces of the Russian Federation as part of partial mobilization.

    "In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, partial mobilization has been carried out in the country since September 21. To date, more than 200,000 people have joined the Armed Forces," he said, adding that the training of the newly conscripted is carried out at 80 training sites and six training …

  • Shoygu reports full capture of Luhansk region to Putin, Ukraine denies his claims

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian troops had completely captured the territory of the Luhansk region. Shoigu claims that the Russian military, together with the military of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, established full control over the city of Lysychansk and neighboring settlements - Bilohorivka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantseve and Bila Hora. 

    According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits troops in Ukraine

    The Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, inspected the Russian troops involved in the war in Ukraine.

    The Russian military commanders reported to Shoygu on the current situation and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces in the main operational areas.

    Shoygu also distributed awards – gold star medals and orders of courage to Russian servicemen who "showed heroism and dedication in carrying out combat missions" on the Ukrainian front. During the award ceremony, Shoygu said that the …

  • Kadyrov and Shoygu discuss how to speed up progress of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, discussed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu the progress of the war in Ukraine.

    In a post on his Telegram channel, Kadyrov said that he had discussed with Shoygu "the progress of the special operation on denazification and demilitarization" in Ukraine. The interlocutors identified further ways of "interaction".

    "Sergey Kuzhugetovich [Shoygu] has identified new steps that will improve further tactics. The measures taken will significantly …

  • Arrests, heart attacks happening in Russia’s power circles as invasion of Ukraine does not go according to plan

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, who has not been seen in public for a long time, has a massive heart attack, said Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian businessman living in Israel.

    "Shoygu is out of the game, perhaps he will become disabled if he survives. He suddenly had a massive heart attack. He is in intensive care, connected to devices. There are rumors that the heart attack could not have occurred due to natural causes," Nevzlin wrote.

    The businessman also added that twenty generals were …

  • Russian Defense Minister disappears from public eye for 12 days

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has stopped appearing in public since March 11, that is, he has not been seen for 12 days out of 28 that Russian troops have been in Ukraine, said the journalist from the news outlets Mediazona and Agentstvo, Dmitry Treshchanin.

    Shoygu's associates are saying that he is unwell and is having heart problems, Shoygu’s friend told Agentstvo.

    The Russian Defense Minister was mentioned in a message on the Kremlin's website on March 18, which says that Vladimir …

  • Russian Defense Minister accuses the U.S. of preparing chemical attacks in Donbas

    Private military companies from the United States are preparing provocations using chemical weapons in the Donbas, said the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at the board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to him, 120 employees of American PMCs arrived in the region and are training Ukrainian special forces soldiers.

    "Tanks with unidentified chemical components were delivered to the towns of Avdiivka and Krasny Liman to carry out provocations," RIA Novosti quoted Shoygu …

  • Kremlin: U.S. is training for nuclear strikes on Russia

    This month, the United States worked out a scenario of a nuclear strike on Russia simultaneously from the eastern and western directions, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during talks with the Chinese Minister of National Defense, Wei Fenghe.

    The flights of the US Air Force strategic bombers have significantly intensified in the immediate vicinity of the Russian eastern border, Shoygu said. According to him, last year, American warplanes capable of carrying nuclear weapons performed …

  • Shoygu: Russia has developed new S-550 air-defense missile system

    Russia has developed a new S-550 anti-aircraft missile system, said Russian Defense Sergey Shoygu at a conference call with the leadership of the Russian armed forces.

    "The Minister of Defense recalled that from November 1 to November 3, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] held in Sochi another series of meetings with the leadership of the Defense Ministry and enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Measures to adequately respond to changes in the situation near the Russian borders …

  • Russia calls presence of US warships in the Black Sea a ‘provocation’

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu called constant visits of American and other warships to the Black Sea a "provocation".

    "This is, you know, an almost constant attempt to test us, to check how ready we are, how much we have built the entire system along the Black Sea coast, in general in the south of our country. They (the United States) are not alone in this, in such inspections and in such campaigns," Shoygu said on TV Channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the Russian military is …