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World Military Spending: Increases in the USA and Europe, Decreases In Oil-Exporting Countries

World Military Spending: Increases in the USA and Europe, Decreases In Oil-Exporting Countries

The USA and Russia's spending returns to growth; Saudi Arabia’s spending falls significantly

Russia ready for full-scale dialogue with NATO

Russia ready for full-scale dialogue with NATO

Russia is open to the restoration of full-scale dialogue with NATO on the basis of equality, trust and constructiveness, Russian Chief of General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said at the 6th Moscow conference on international …

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, TASS reports. "A Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, has died as a result of an attack by militants on …

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has no information on fatalities as a result of an air strike by planes of the US-led international coalition in the Syrian city Deir ez-Zor, the ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov …

Two Russian contract soldiers killed in Syria

Two Russian contract soldiers killed in Syria

Two Russian contract soldiers were killed in a militant attack in Syria while another one suffered severe wounds, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said. "A group of militants used mortars to shell Russian contract …

Russia invites NATO to take part in Moscow Security Conference

Russia invites NATO to take part in Moscow Security Conference

Russia’s Defense Ministry has invited NATO authorities to take part in the 6th Moscow Conference on Global Security, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said. "We forwarded an invitation to …

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Allegations that militants downed a Russian helicopter in Syria’s Latakia are not true, a spokesman of the Russian reconciliation center said. "All aerial devices of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria are either at …

Russia and China to cooperate in law enforcement

Russia and China to cooperate in law enforcement

Russian Interior Ministry and Chinese Public Ministry signed a Protocol on Law Enforcement Cooperation for 2017-2018. According to the Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the practice of signing two-year …

Shoigu explains Russian troops#039 deployment to Kuril Island

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 …

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Military chiefs of Russia, Turkey and US hold talks on Syria and Iraq

Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks today in the Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said. "Common issues relating to regional security, in particular Syria …

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has completed the operation to liberate the historic city of Palmyra from Daesh terrorists, according to the Kremlin spokesman citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei …

SCO countries discuss military cooperation

SCO countries discuss military cooperation

Defense Ministries of member states the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) discussed future cooperation in 2018-2019, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said. The main topics of the agenda were the forthcoming meeting of SCO Defense …

 Another Armenian provocation results losses near Talish

Another Armenian provocation results losses near Talish

The Armenian armed forces once again attempted a provocation on the line of contact of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Talish village, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. The Armenian armed …

Russia’s aerospace forces and naval aviation to get 160 new aircraft

Russia’s aerospace forces and naval aviation to get 160 new aircraft

Russia’s Aerospace Forces and naval aviation will have their air fleets boosted this year by a total of 160 planes and helicopters, the chief of the Aerospace Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said. "The …

International Army Games to be held in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

International Army Games to be held in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

This year the International Army Games will expand its geography: China, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are ready to host a number of contests, Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu said. ”This year a …

Russian President lays wreath at Tomb of  Unknown Soldier

Russian President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate the Defender of the Fatherland Day. The ceremony was also attended by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry …

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Russian military's performance in Syria prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today. "The breakup of the Syrian state has been prevented, a civil war has been practically …

 Shoigu: geography of #039color revolutions#039 to expand

Shoigu: geography of 'color revolutions' to expand

The likelihood is high that the geography of 'color revolutions' will expand, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a forum for young diplomats. "The likelihood is high that the geography of …

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops was …

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has provided 5.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to over 5,600 Syrian citizens in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The center reported that …

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers have launched cruise missile strikes on Daesh targets near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik reports. The ministry said that "reconnaissance means have confirmed …

Valery Gerasimov meets with Azerbaijan’s Defense leadership

Valery Gerasimov meets with Azerbaijan’s Defense leadership

Chief of the General Staff of Russia’s Armed Forces Army General Valery Gerasimov arrived in Baku. He met with Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the Chief …

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

Russian military to inspect Turkish area

Russian military to inspect Turkish area

A group of Russian inspectors will visit a designated location in Turkey to verify the information on the military activity in the area, the Chief of Directorate of Treaty Monitoring of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergey Ryzhkov …

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS militants plan to deliver explosives to Syria’s Palmyra in order to inflict maximum damage on architectural landmarks before leaving the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "While the Syrian troops have been …

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

The Syrian army killed over 650 terrorists and terrorists' hardware in their operation to free the town of Tadif near al-Bab, Sputnik reported. "During the fighting near the Tadif populated area, …

 Syrian army liberates 32 ISIS-occupied settlements in 2017

Syrian army liberates 32 ISIS-occupied settlements in 2017

The Syrian Armed Forces liberated two settlements occupied by the ISIS group over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of such settlements to 32, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "The number of settlements liberated since …

US guided-missile destroyer enters Black Sea

US guided-missile destroyer enters Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea, Feb. 2, 2017, in order to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region. …

 Russia#039s Defense Ministry keeps close watch on NATO drills in Black Sea

Russia's Defense Ministry keeps close watch on NATO drills in Black Sea

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the Defense Ministry keeps a close watch on the situation in the Black Sea, where NATO is conducting naval exercises. "As you may know, a large group of ships …

 Russian Defense Ministry launches Arabic version of website

Russian Defense Ministry launches Arabic version of website

The Russian Defense Ministry launched an Arabic version of its website, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry's website has become accessible for users from over 20 Arabic-speaking countries. The news feed in the Arabic …