Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said.
Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers.
For decades the Russians have been launching guns and ammo into space. Now, America has finally caught up in this important race.
Five more soldiers have died in Ukraine as another round of peace talks were delayed, Reuters reports.
A top U.S. diplomat on Wednesday warned Russia against deploying nuclear weapons in Crimea and said the United States and its allies would respond if the Kremlin opts to do so.
NATO has warned Russia that its military flights pose a threat to civil aviation in the Baltic region after a close encounter between a Russian air force jet and a Swedish airliner, Reuters reports.
An average of 13 people are dying each day in the Ukraine conflict despite the existence of a peace agreement, according to the United Nations.
The pending national defense authorization bill would require the Obama administration to fully explain Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
A French satellite company has suspended a deal with Moscow to build spy satellites for the Russian military amid U.S. concerns the satellites will contain U.S.-origin technology and violate sanctions and U.S. export controls.
The plan by Thales Alenia Space to sell the reconnaissance satellites would undermine newly imposed U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea earlier this year, according to U.S. officials.
The United States ambassador to Ukraine acknowledged on Monday that some sanctions on Russia could be lifted even if it does not relinquish control of Crimea, a peninsula on Ukrainian territory that international observers say was illegally annexed by the Kremlin in March.