AMARI Estonia/LONDON (Reuters) – NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday.
Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow.
The Russian state-funded propaganda outlet RT has recently been advertising its English language news service around Washington, D.C., with posters, but not all residents are pleased about the campaign.
An era of unprecedented nuclear cooperation between the Cold War rivals is drawing to a close. Early this month Sergey Kirienko, who runs Russia’s state nuclear company, announced that in 2015 no new nuclear projects involving U.S. participation are “envisioned.”
Russia plans to send long-range strategic bombers over the Gulf of Mexico in a continued show of military muscle.
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Moscow and Kiev traded accusations on Thursday of failing to observe a ceasefire agreement and Russia warned a resumption of hostilities against pro-Russian separatists in the east would be catastrophic for Ukraine.
KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Heavy shelling resumed around the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.
A report released by the European Leadership Network, a British nonprofit research organization, details nearly 40 tense incidents since Russia’s annexation of Crimea between Russian forces and the West, the New York Times reports.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.