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Putin emphasizes the Positive in marathon question-and-answer show

  In his last scheduled televised question-and-answer session with the public before Russia's next presidential election in March 2018, President Vladimir Putin sought to convey confidence and competence. Putin responded to a wide range of questions in the four-hour Direct Line program on June 15, which was heavily stage-managed to depict him

Moscow tests Iskander ballistic missile in Tajikistan drills

Moscow has for the first time test-fired its Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile outside the Russian soil during a drill in Tajikistan, targeting a simulated terrorist camp located 15 kilometers from the Tajik-Afghan border. Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, an aide to the commander of Russia's Central Military District, made the announcement on Thursday

Russia mobilising troops and artillery along North Korea border amid fears of an all-out war

·        China has also sent 150,000 troops to its border with North Korea in the past few days. North Korea warns nuclear war could ‘break out at any moment’ due to ‘gangster-like’ US logic Reuters   Russia is reportedly mobilising troops and equipment along its 11-mile North Korea border amid fears

Is the U.S. at war with Russia?

Sen. Chris Coons says Putin has launched an undeclared war on the international order, calls for bipartisan approach to issue   “Make no mistake: the Putin regime has launched an undeclared war on the international order that has preserved peace and stability in the United States and Europe since World War II,”

US Attacks Syrian Airbase in Retaliation for Chemical Weapons Attacks

The U.S. military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria Friday morning in retaliation for a gruesome chemical weapons attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad's forces that killed about 100 civilians. It is the first direct U.S. assault on Syrian government forces. The 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired from the USS Porter and the

Russia Has a Ton of Problems in Syria — Israeli Air Strikes Are Not One of Them

The Kremlin’s missiles could threaten Israeli warplanes, but it’s curious that they haven’t By Paul Iddon   Israel’s Arrow missile defense system saw its combat debut in March 2017 when it shot down a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile, which was fired at Israeli fighter jets. The jets were returning home from an air strike

Russia creates ‘unstoppable’ hypersonic Zircon missile with Navy destroying 4,600mph speed

  Russia claims to have created a devastating hypersonic missile that travels five times faster than the speed of sound and could rip through navy warship defences because it's too fast to stop. The Kremlin's Zircon missile has been called "unstoppable", "unbeatable" and "undefendable" with a 4,600mph speed that only one defence

Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador over airstrike Syria says helped ISIS

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, news agency Interfax quoted a ministry official as saying on Monday. Ambassador Gary Koren was called for discussions at the ministry last Friday, the official said. Last week Syria's army high

Russia backtracks on pro-Trump position

The Kremlin has said that it is too soon to determine the course Russia-US relations will chart, but that Moscow is not disappointed with recent statements from the Trump team because “we never wore rose-tinted glasses, never had any illusions”, Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said to journalists today. The statement adds

Russia Unleashes Artillery in Eastern Ukraine

Long-range war flares up by ROBERT BECKHUSEN One of the most characteristically Russian methods of warfighting is the heavy use of artillery. In Syria, Russian artillery gave a boost to a Syrian army badly depleted by years of heavy fighting. In eastern Ukraine, combined Russian-separatist forces continue to exchange artillery fire with

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