Russian military

Vladimir Putin, in decree, says Russia's armed forces are 1.9 million-strong

Vladimir Putin, in decree, says Russia's armed forces are 1.9 million-strong

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday which said Russia`s armed forces numbered just over 1.9 million people, including over 1 million military servicemen.

Nov 17, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
Islamic State left with just 8% of Syrian territory, claims Russia

Islamic State left with just 8% of Syrian territory, claims Russia

The Russian military has said less than eight percent of Syrian territory remains in the control of the Islamic State (IS) as Syrian government troops supported by Russian jets have freed most of the country.

Oct 14, 2017, 08:08 AM IST
Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

An official from the White House, however, later indicated that the President (Trump) had not in fact accepted assurances from Putin that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 election.

 

Jul 08, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
Russia calls Britain's new aircraft carrier 'a convenient target'

Russia calls Britain's new aircraft carrier 'a convenient target'

The giant vessel, Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, embarked on its maiden voyage on Monday, prompting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon to say he thought the Russians would look at it "with a little bit of envy."

Jun 29, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

Russia says has stopped bombing proposed Syria safe zones

Russia on Friday said it had already stopped bombing in areas of Syria set to be designated safe zones under an agreement it inked with Iran and Turkey. 

May 05, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment

Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment

Russia, along with fellow regime ally Iran and rebel backer Turkey, is pushing for peace talks to be held later this month in Kazakhstan.

Jan 06, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
US cyber security firm 'finds' strong evidence of Russian military-hacker group links

US cyber security firm 'finds' strong evidence of Russian military-hacker group links

Democratic National Committee had hired cyber security firm CrowdStrike to probe the hack 

Dec 22, 2016, 18:55 PM IST
Putin tells military to be ready for threats at border

Putin tells military to be ready for threats at border

Putin said the Russian military should follow closely any military movement along its border and be prompt in "adjusting plans to neutralize potential threats to our country".

Dec 22, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Russia says resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.

Nov 01, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Damascus hails Russia's military operations in Syria

 Syria on Sunday praised Russia as a "serious and credible" player in fighting terrorism, state news agency SANA reported.

Oct 03, 2016, 05:13 AM IST
Russia says Syria situation 'worsening', blames US

Russia says Syria situation 'worsening', blames US

"The situation in Syria is worsening," said Russian General Vladimir Savchenko in a briefing shown on television. 

Sep 17, 2016, 20:58 PM IST

US 'not fulfilling' Syria agreement: Russian military

Russia on Thursday accused Washington of failing to meet its obligations under the Syria ceasefire agreement, while criticising US officials for voicing scepticism over cooperation with Moscow.

Sep 15, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

Death of Islamic State's Shishani may damage foreign recruitment

The death of Islamic State`s "minister of war" may disrupt its operations.

Jul 15, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
Russia halts all bombing sorties over Syria for one day

Russia halts all bombing sorties over Syria for one day

The Russian military said its warplanes would not fly any sorties over Syria on Saturday in support of a ceasefire and to rule out any possible "bombing mistakes".

Feb 27, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria.

Nov 21, 2015, 04:10 AM IST

US, Russian top diplomats talk amid Syria buildup: Official

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and the conflict in Syria was on Kerry`s agenda for the discussions, the U.S. State Department said.

Sep 16, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

US Air Force cites ''alarming'' Russian strides in air power

A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called "alarming" moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas like Crimea.

Sep 15, 2015, 04:49 AM IST
Russia checks combat readiness of troops in Armenia

Russia checks combat readiness of troops in Armenia

The Russian military ordered Tuesday a snap combat readiness check of its troops stationed in Armenia as the Caucasus country grapples with anti-government protests.

Jul 07, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

Kiev lists Russian military units allegedly in Ukraine

Ukraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kiev alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Apr 18, 2015, 19:40 PM IST
Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

A mysterious object launched by Russia earlier this year has been tracked by the Western space agencies, sparking fears and concerns of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.

Nov 19, 2014, 22:30 PM IST