Tag: Russia

U.S. sanctions Russia-based bank

The US Treasury slapped sanctions on Monday on a Russia-based bank partly owned by Venezuela for its support for the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and the state oil company PDVSA. The sanctions were aimed at Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank, which when founded in 2011 was 50 percent-owned by leading Russian banks and 49-percent owned […]

Special ops to turn focus from war on terror to China, Russia

Will be taking a larger role in cyberwarfare, information and ‘influence’ operations, sources say America’s elite special operations forces are getting new marching orders as the Pentagon moves away from its post-9/11 focus on radical terrorist groups and trains its eye on big-power rivals such as China and Russia. In a major shift of mission, […]

Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland. The report, unusual […]

Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria

The Russian, Turkish and Iranian presidents are scheduled to meet on Syria in February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “An agreement has been preliminarily reached and there is a basic understanding of holding the next summit next month,” Lavrov said at a joint press conference with his Kazakh counterpart Beibut Atamkulov. He did […]

THE ‘RUSSIAN BEAR’S’ JUGGLING ACT IN SYRIA

“The Russian estimate about Syria was wrong from the beginning but the military convinced Putin that it would be a very quick operation.” former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov said. Russia stormed back into the Middle East in 2015 riding a proverbial high-horse to the rescue of Bashar al-Assad’s then-crumbling regime in Syria. More than three […]

Russia to Deploy Precision Strike Missiles in Western Atlantic

Russia is deploying long-range, precision cruise missiles to the western Atlantic that American defense officials say will allow Moscow to target Washington and other East Coast cities with conventional or nuclear attacks. Moscow is adding Kalibr land attack cruise missiles to both warships and missile submarines that Moscow plans to use in Atlantic patrols near […]

Putin warns: Don’t underestimate nuclear war threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned that the threat of nuclear war should not be underestimated, saying it could result in the “collapse of the entire civilization and maybe our planet.” “The danger of the situation is being downplayed,” Putin told reporters at a press conference when asked about the threat of nuclear war, according […]

US missile defense facilities in Europe located within Russia’s reach

Missile defense facilities of the United States in Europe are located within a reach of Russia’s effective striking forces, Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. “We must not forget that the European missile defense facilities are located within the reach of other [not nuclear] effective striking […]

World War 3: Secretive ELITE Russian unit shows TERRORIST tactical training for FIRST time

RUSSIAN TV for the first time has offered a glimpse into the training of elite special unit forces as they stormed a mock-up building and engaged with “terrorists”. To complicate the exercise, sirens were blaring while red and blue lights flashed to ensure that they can effectively operate in high-stress situations in real life emergencies. […]

Russia sharply increases number of troops along Ukraine border

Ukraine is taking measures to address the threat of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Russia has sharply increased the number of its troops along the border with Ukraine and in Russian-occupied Crimea. “We have complete information about the sharp increase in Russian troops along our border and in […]