Contents tagged with Russia

  • Russian strategic air base attacked by drones again

    On the night of December 26, air raid sirens went off in the of city of Engels, Saratov region and explosion were heard at a military airfield. According to local media, area of about 120 square meters at the military air field was on fire. Three people were killed, four more were injured.

    The governor of the Saratov region, Roman Busargin, was fast to reassure residents that there were no incidents in residential areas of the city.

    "There is absolutely no threat to residents. All the stories …

  • Belarusian dictator Lukashenko to visit Russia after meeting with Putin in Minsk a few days ago

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko is going to visit Russia. His trip includes a visit to the Star City (Zvyozdny Gorodok), where Lukashenko, at Putin’s invitation , "will visit the Gagarin Research test center for cosmonaut training."

    "Currently, Belarusian candidates for space flight are being selected there. The President will familiarize himself with the work of the center, the system of selection and training of cosmonauts. He will also discuss the prospects of …

  • Russia refuses to sell oil at price cap, threatens to reduce production

    Russia will not supply oil to those countries that maintain a price cap on Russian oil, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.

    According to him, a corresponding presidential decree will be published soon.

    "As part of this decree, there is a ban on the supply of oil and petroleum products to those countries and those legal entities that will require compliance with the price cap imposed by the European Union," Novak said.

    Novak also noted that the Russian Federation is prepared …

  • Putin suddenly cancels visit to the largest tank plant in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was expected at Russia's largest manufacturer of heavy military equipment – Uralvagonzavod today. It was also planned to hold a government meeting as part of Putin’s visit. But the visit to the Sverdlovsk region was canceled at the last moment, reports Russian media.

    A presidential motorcade of five Aurus sedans, two of which were expected to be used by Putin, were delivered earlier to Yekaterinburg, where the presidential airliner was expected to land. The …

  • Kremlin disappointed no calls for peace with Russia were made during Zelensky’s visit to U.S

    Moscow closely followed the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States and his talks with American President Joe Biden and did not see in them readiness for reconciliation with Russia, said the spokesman of the Russia  president, Dmitry Peskov, at a briefing.

    "There were no calls for peace, no real calls for peace – not on camera, but real ones. This suggests that the United States really continues its policy of de facto and indirectly fighting with Russia to the last …

  • Fire breaks out again at Russia's only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    A fire broke out on the Russian only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is now under repair in a dry dock in Murmansk, reported the newspaper Severpost, citing a source in the emergency services.

    This is a second-degree fire, which means that the situation is becoming critical and requires not only additional personnel, but also a supply of water and equipment.

    Russian media reports that the fire took place in the cabins on the port side. 20 people were quickly evacuated from the …

  • Russian Defense Minister Shoygu wants to increase the size of Russian army to 1.5 million

    The Russian Defense Ministry believes that Russia no longer has enough military to deter "enemies" outside the country. In this regard, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoygu, proposed several measures to increase the Russian army.

    At an expanded meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry, Shoygu said that the conscription age has to be increased.

    "When recruiting into the Armed Forces, gradually increase the age of conscription from 18 to 21 years, and raise the limit to 30 years," Shoygu …

  • Entire Russian battalion from Crimea refuses to fight in Ukraine

    The reconnaissance battalion of the Russian army, stationed in the annexed Crimea, refused to take part in hostilities in Ukraine, reported Telegram channel ASTRA, citing an order to issue a strong warning to the battalion commander.

    From the document published by the news outlet, it follows that the battalion commander was reprimanded for "a low level of work with personnel."

    "They refused because there are very large losses. They don't want to die in vain," said one of the relatives of the …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: only Russia’s capitulation will end the war in Ukraine

    Only one side can capitulate In Russia's war against Ukraine, the Kremlin, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on the Telegram page of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Reznikov once again reminded that the Russians will not be able to intimidate Ukrainians, nor plunge them into cold and darkness.

    "Today, the Russian authorities are trying, using terror and blackmail, perhaps to bargain for themselves some topics for negotiations," the Minister said, stressing that the Russians will …

  • Kyiv admits it tried to kill Russian Chief of Staff Gerasimov when he was in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces tried to kill the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov, said adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Oleksii Arestovich in an interview with Russian lawyer Mark Feygin.

    "We struck the command center where he was. Smashed it to the mother of all, to zero. Even without Gerasimov, enough senior officers died there. He managed to leave a little earlier. We did not have time, " Arestovich said, adding that it was in late …