Shoigu explains Russian troops' deployment to Kuril Island

The deployment of a Russian division on the Kuril Islands is meant only to protect Russia, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a press conference in Tokyo.

"This division was under formation for the past six years and it is being formed in three different parts of Russia. The reason for forming this division is purely to protect Russian territory," Sputnik cited Shoigu as saying.

1755 views

Read on the subject


More Russian news

Novak: OPEC and non-OPEC compliance on production cuts at 93%

Novak: OPEC and non-OPEC compliance on production cuts at 93%

As of February, OPEC members and countries outside of the cartel cut their oil production by 93% of the planned level, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. He explained that the monitoring committee is …

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track, Reuters reported. "Growing violations in recent …

ISIS fighters penetrate Russia as migrant labor

ISIS fighters penetrate Russia as migrant labor

Russia needs a strong Central Asia to combat terrorism

Identities of terrorists who attacked National Guard in Chechnya revealed

Identities of terrorists who attacked National Guard in Chechnya revealed

Police established the identities of those who attacked military town in Chechnya, where one of the divisions of Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) is located. They are Magomed Akbulatov, Umar Musalayev, Shamil Muridov, Magomed …

Kadyrov discusses terrorist attack in Naursky district with Melikov

Kadyrov discusses terrorist attack in Naursky district with Melikov

The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov held meeting with first deputy director of the Federal Service of National Guard Troops, Colonel-General Sergey Melikov. The parties discussed the events that …

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian Su-25SM jets from the Kyrgyz airbase Kant will take part in joint anti-terrorist exercises with Tajikistan's forces, the press service of the Central Military District reported. "Russian Su-25SM jets have been relocated …

Murtuza and Liza Mukhtarovs: a great love story in stone

Murtuza and Liza Mukhtarovs: a great love story in stone

How Ossetian beauty became the first lady of old Baku

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

During a regular video conference of the Russia-US working group on implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on prevention of flight incidents in Syrian skies, Russia and the United States have …

Medvedev and Rouhani to discuss trade between Tehran and EAEU

Medvedev and Rouhani to discuss trade between Tehran and EAEU

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Iranian President Hassan Ruhani will discuss the formation of trade regime between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Tehran on March 27 in Moscow, the press office …

Valery Nesterov: Oil will remain at the level of $ 50 per barrel

Valery Nesterov: "Oil will remain at the level of $ 50 per barrel"

Today, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation announced a conservative forecast for the oil prices

more Russian news