In a speech delivered last Friday at an international investment forum in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described in detail what he termed as Russia’s “pivot to Asia.”
A leading group of senators is pressuring the Obama administration to take greater action against Russian aggression in the Ukraine by sanctioning the Kremlin’s top banks and banning them from using the globe’s premier financial service.
NOVOROSSIYSK Russia (Reuters) – Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020 and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Tuesday.
American liquefied natural gas exports are reducing revenues at Russia’s state-owned natural gas company as the United States looks to punish the country financially for its invasion of Ukraine.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top general, said the two-week old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants is a “cease-fire in name only.”
Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow.
Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday and Thursday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets.