Russian forces were placed on full combat alert Thursday as troops prepared to conduct snap military drills on the nation’s Western flank bordering Ukraine, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
Russia is working to deploy a revolutionary hypersonic maneuvering strike missile by 2020, according to a Russian defense industry leader.
The FBI is investigating the computer networks of reporters at U.S. news organizations, including the New York Times, that were breached by suspected Russian government hackers, CNN reported Tuesday.
Iran’s parliament criticized the military Tuesday for rejecting civilian oversight after Russian troops were permitted to use an Iranian air base to launch air strikes against the Islamic State and Syrian militants.
Turkey has permitted Russian warplanes to deploy from its Incirlik airbase to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced over the weekend.
Paul Manafort is resigning from his position as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, after a series of news reports shed light on his ties to a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine.
Russian naval and land forces have practiced swiftly moving military hardware and troops to annexed Crimea as part of a logistics exercise which foreshadows much larger war games there next month, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Putin’s Russia has invested heavily in organizations that promote a negative view of the United States and push Europeans to view Russia and its policies in a positive light, according to a new analysis.