Viktor Litovkin

 First batch of S-400 delivered to Turkey

The delivery of the Russian-made S-400 missile systems to Turkey has begun, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement today. "The first batch of components has been delivered to the Murted Air Base near Ankara in …

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Turkey to buy Russia's fighter jets?

Turkey will consider purchasing Russian fighter jets as well if the United States refuses to deliver it the F-35 aircraft, Bloomberg reported. According to the agency, Ankara has stockpiled crucial spare parts for American-made weapons …

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Is Bolton preparing war against Iran behind Trump's back?

Washington considers sending troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported citing unnamed U.S. administration officials. The top U.S. defense official has …

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Turkey ready to expand S-400 supplies

Turkey may sign another deal with Russia on S-400 missile system deliveries if the United States refuses to supply Patriot air defense system to Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV channel. …

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U.S. remains world’s top arms exporter

The United States remained far and above the rest of the world as the globe’s leading arms exporter, with Russia a distant second, according to a report of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). SIPRI said …

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U.S. carried out first attack on Russian army

The drones that attacked Russia’s Khmeymim airbase in Syria were operated from the U.S. Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said. "Thirteen drones …

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In memory of Okhran Dzhemal

Russia's journalist Okhran Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko were killed in the Central African Republic on July 30.  It is known that the …

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Syria moving back to peace

Most of Syria has already been liberated from terrorists, peaceful life is slowly returning to the country, and Damascus calls on refugees to return to their homeland. "We encourage every Syrian to come back to Syria, especially …

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Does NATO offer Russia peace?

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the reunification of Crimea with Russia and problems existing between Moscow and NATO cannot be a motive for the country's isolation. "We do not …

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Will ISIS and Al-Qaeda unite?

ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups can unite, director of the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, Yevgeny Sysoyev, warned during the anti-terrorist forum in …

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Will Russia withdraw troops from Baikonur?

Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome can be made a completely civilian object, minister of Kazakhstan's defense and aerospace industry Beibut Atamkulov said. "Indeed, the issue of military withdrawal from …

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 Why is NATO creating military Schengen zone?

NATO Defense Ministers agreed to create a so-called military Schengen zone to ease military movements across Europe. Yesterday, the defense ministers agreed the proposal at the meeting in Brussels, RIA Novosti cited with …

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 Will Turkey establish Russian military base?

Russia may establish a military base in Turkey within the sale and purchase agreements signed regarding Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems, the Turkish media reported. According to the report, Russian military …

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 Russia's war in Syria is over

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Defense Ministry to start the pullout of the Russian military group from Syria. "I order the Defense Ministry and the chief of the General Staff to begin the pullout …

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Russia to spend up to 7 trillion rubles on army

The military budget of Russia in 2018-2020 will total almost 6,8 trillion rubles, Russia's Deputy Minister of Finance Leonid Gornin said at a meeting of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defense and …

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 Last ISIS stronghold captured

Syrian Democratic Forces declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of ISIS. Speaking at a ceremony held to celebrate the capture of Raqqa, Syrian …

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