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Britain summons Russian envoy over Ukraine `incursion`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 00:39

Britain has summoned Moscow`s ambassador to London over reports of a Russian military incursion across its border with Ukraine, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

`Deeply concerned` Obama, warns Russia of `costs` in Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 06:05

Barack Obama has expressed deep concern over reported Russian military activity inside Ukraine.

Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:08

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia`s military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.

Russia unveils world`s first `underwater machine gun` ahead of Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 11:08

Russian military has reportedly unveiled the world`s first underwater machine gun ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi.

Tajikistan ratifies deal for Russian military base

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 10:54

The parliament of Tajikistan has voted to extend the presence of Russian troops in the ex-Soviet nation on Afghanistan`s northern border until 2042.

Russia seizes Greenpeace ship

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:35

A ship with 28 environmental activists of global voluntary organisation Greenpeace on board was seized by the Russian military allegedly in international waters early Friday, Sky News Australia reported.

Russia evacuates troops from base in Syria: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:10

The base at Tartus is a minor facility, used mainly to service Russian navy ships in the Mediterranean, but it is Russia`s only naval outpost outside the former Soviet Union.

Foreign defence officials visit Russian military base

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 08:37

Members of foreign delegations attending an international conference on European security visited a military base near Moscow that has a motorized infantry division.

Russian military to make inspection flights over US

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 15:08

A group of Russian military observers will carry out two inspection missions over the US under the Open Skies Treaty between May 19 and June 3, the Russian defence ministry said.

Russian military cuts female staff by two-thirds

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 11:54

Russia`s armed forces have cut around two-thirds of their women in uniform over the past five years, a military official said.

Surprise check reveals problems in Russian military

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:49

A series of random checks in the Russian Armed Forces has revealed a number of systemic shortcomings, General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov said.

Russian military could `recruit mice` to detect weapons

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 15:59

The Russian military could recruit mice to detect weapons, explosives and drugs, it has been emerged.