- 20:39 06/03/2014
Russia’s Western Military District has begun large-scale air defense drills at its southern testing range of Kapustin Yar on the backdrop of further escalation of tensions with the West over Ukraine.2
- 17:20 05/03/2014
Russia is planning to carry out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles this month in addition to Tuesday’s successful launch, the Kazakh military said.
- 07:40 05/03/2014
Russia has strengthened its airbase in Armenia with a batch of overhauled MiG-29 fighter jets, a military official said Tuesday.1
- 23:58 04/03/2014
Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said.
- 20:26 04/03/2014
The newly appointed leader of Crimea in southern Ukraine said Tuesday that the region is to form its own defense ministry.
- 18:51 04/03/2014
Russia’s fleet of amphibious assault ships requires extensive modernization because their service life has been largely overextended, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.
- 17:34 04/03/2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called the acting authorities in Ukraine illegitimate, but said a military intervention in Russia’s western neighbor would be a last resort.6
- 23:50 03/03/2014
The European Union accused Russia of “acts of aggression” and a “clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty” in a strongly worded statement Monday that condemned the movement of troops into Crimea.17
- 19:50 03/03/2014
Russian naval warships and coastal troops conducted live fire exercises Monday in the country’s western Kaliningrad and Leningrad Regions, a Ministry of Defense spokesperson said.
- 16:24 02/03/2014
Ukrainian servicemen stationed in Crimea are leaving en masse their military units and handing over weaponry and arsenals to local pro-Russia authorities and militia, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Sunday.8
- 03:11 02/03/2014
Russian leader Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation Sunday that Moscow reserved the right to protect its own interests and those of Russian speakers in the event of violence breaking out in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.21
- 01:48 02/03/2014
Ukraine appealed for assistance from NATO on Saturday, asking it to use all possible measures to ensure its territorial integrity and protect its people.8
- 10:04 01/03/2014
US President Barack Obama signaled his administration’s alarm Friday at indications of military movements by Russian troops inside Ukraine’s region of Crimea and warned Moscow that there would be costs for any armed intervention.6
- 06:53 01/03/2014
Russia’s aerospace defense network will consist of four subdivisions after 2015, a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said Friday.
- 00:06 01/03/2014
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
- 20:35 28/02/2014
Russia’s military will invest 2 trillion rubles ($55.3 billion) in building up its aerospace defense weapons over the next six years, defense officials said Friday.
- 18:28 28/02/2014
Russia has tentatively approved a new agreement to strengthen space ties with Kazakhstan, which currently hosts Russia’s largest launch facility.
- 21:19 27/02/2014
A senior Russian defense official said Thursday that the country’s Black Sea Fleet poses no threat to Ukraine and its activities are in compliance with standing agreements between the two countries.
- 20:32 27/02/2014
Seven army generals and admirals were subjected to criminal probes last year, a chief military investigators said in an interview published Thursday in a government newspaper.