About 120 people were evacuated from Russian checkpoint Matveyev Kurgan due to shelling at the adjacent Ukrainian checkpoint Uspenka, Russia’s Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region Vasily Malayev told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
The top diplomats of Russia and the United States agreed in a phone conversation Tuesday that the UN Security Council resolution, demanding an independent investigation into the plane crash in eastern Ukraine, must be strictly observed.
About 30 helicopters and some 300 pilots and ground specialists will carry out operational firing of free-flight rockets as part of the three-day tactical flight training that kicks off in Russia’s Rostov Region and Stavropol Territory, the Southern Military District’s press service reported Tuesday.
Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said in a statement Tuesday it had signed a memorandum on a project to build floating nuclear power plants with China’s CNNC New Energy.
The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, is moving to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, where it will join the permanent Russian naval task force, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.
The sale of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia may have a negative impact on Japan’s security, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tokyo.
Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz has sent Gazprom a letter proposing that the Russian gas giant reviews the terms of contract for gas transit via Ukraine, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev told UNN Tuesday.
The first group of members of the OSCE’s permanent mission is arriving to Rostov-on-Don and will hold a meeting with the region’s authorities, the Russian Foreign Ministry, heads of the border and customs services, a spokesman for the Rostov Region government told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.