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  • Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

    05/26/2020 10:45:58 AM PDT · by · 19 replies
    The Russian Federation has sent MIG-29 and Su-35 fighters to Libya, as well as Su-24 bombers, from its Air Force (ICCCC) - US Air Force Command told the US Air Force. The planes were originally transferred from Russia to The Russian Federation has sent MIG-29 and Su-35 fighters to Libya, as well as Su-24 bombers, from its Air Force (ICCCC) - US Air Force Command told the US Air Force. The planes were originally transferred from Russia to Syria, where they were repainted to cover up their belonging to the Russian Air Force. According to US intelligence, planes will be...
  • Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya

    05/26/2020 10:50:43 AM PDT · by · 17 replies
    U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground there. Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC that is supporting the Libyan National Army's (LNA) fight against the internationally recognized Government of National Accord. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya, from an airbase in Russia, after transiting Syria where it is assessed they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin. "Russia is clearly trying to tip the scales in its...
  • Third Russian coronavirus doctor plummets from hospital window under hazy circumstances, reports say

    05/08/2020 9:24:32 AM PDT · by littleharbour · 42 replies
    May 5, 2020 ^ | FoxNews
    "Three Russian health care workers have mysteriously plunged from hospital buildings in the past two weeks after criticizing working conditions and hospital administrators amid the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the workers have died from their injuries and one remains hospitalized, the Moscow Times reported."
  • Russia’s New Military Mega-Church to Feature Putin, Stalin, Crimea Mosaics

    04/24/2020 8:59:36 AM PDT · by tlozo · 4 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 4/24/2020
    The walls of Russia’s new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Armed Forces will be decorated with the faces of President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Soviet leader Josef Stalin, the MBKh News website reported Friday. The 95-meter Armed Forces cathedral, a symbol of close defense-church ties in Russia, is expected to open on May 9 — the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II — at a sprawling military-themed park near Moscow. Once completed, the building will become one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world. One of the cathedral’s mosaics...
  • Russia slaps US for ignoring Gagarin on Spaceflight Day

    04/13/2020 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2020
    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has accused the U.S. State Department of spreading disinformation by not mentioning Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in a Facebook post about the International Day of Human Space Flight. […] “Not noting this is disinformation and a base trick of the post-truth epoch,” the Russian ministry said on its own page. …
  • COVID-19: Russian Army crossing Italy from Rome to Bergamo

    03/30/2020 12:17:57 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 29, 2020
    Units for anti-chemical and anti-biological warfare cross Italy on their way from Rome where they landed to Bergamo where the Coronavirus-outbreak has already killed thousands and thousands of those who caught the disease.
  • Analysts: Russia Using Virus Crisis to Sow Discord in West

    03/28/2020 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 55 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 20, 2020 01:16 AM | Zlatica Hoke
    WASHINGTON - Russia is very likely behind a disinformation campaign on coronavirus in the Western media, intended to fuel panic and discord among allies, experts tell VOA. The European Union has accused Moscow of pushing fake news online in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French, using “contradictory, confusing and malicious reports” to make it harder for the bloc leaders to communicate its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that the European External Action Service issued a nine-page internal document March 16 saying that “the overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public health crisis...
  • The Russia-Saudi Oil Price War and U.S. National Security

    03/26/2020 7:05:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    RealClearDefense ^ | March 26, 2020 (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) On 18 March, U.S. crude oil prices fell to their lowest le | Chris Flaesch
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) On 18 March, U.S. crude oil prices fell to their lowest level in 18 years. The following day, momentarily distracted from their hype of the coronavirus pandemic, pundits and analysts reminded us again that low oil prices are the result of Saudi Arabia instigating a price war with Russia. And again, the culprit named was Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Among his motives, they claimed, is hobbling the fracking industry that has ended American dependence on Middle East oil. Now, let’s examine the real backstory.
  • Russia conducts large-scale military exercise on Ukrainian border

    03/22/2020 7:28:46 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 23 replies
    sunnewsonline. ^ | 21st March 2020 | Defence Blog)
    Russia holds large-scale military exercise on Ukraine’s border that involves hundreds of airborne assault vehicles, tanks, attack helicopters, fighter jets and thousands of soldiers.
  • Putin opens door to changes that would allow him to stay in power until 2036

    03/10/2020 6:51:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 10, 2020 | by Tom Balmforth, Others
    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 if he chose to do so, despite saying he had misgivings about the legal amendments. Putin, who in January unveiled a major shake-up of Russian politics and a constitutional overhaul, is required by the constitution to step down in 2024 when his second sequential and fourth presidential term ends. But addressing the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, Putin on Tuesday gave what he suggested was his reluctant blessing to a proposed change to the...
  • With Russia ties under strain, Belarus holds drills with British Marines

    03/03/2020 5:14:38 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies
    reuteurs ^ | MARCH 3, 2020 | Andrei Makhovsky 2 MIN READ
    Belarus began holding joint military drills with 28 British Marines at a training ground in the north of the country this week at a time when relations with its traditional ally Russia are under strain.
  • Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution

    03/03/2020 1:24:43 PM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | 02/03/2020 | AFP
    Moscow (AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a number of new constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman. Putin in January unleashed a political storm by proposing an overhaul of the constitution, the first changes to the basic law since 1993. Last month the Russian parliament's lower house unanimously approved the constitutional reform bill in a first reading after less than two hours of debate. Ahead of a second and key reading set for next week, Putin submitted 24 pages worth of amendments, said State...
  • Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria

    02/28/2020 8:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 28, 2020 | Staff
    Russia's military has denied it is responsible for airstrikes that killed dozens of Turkish soldiers on Thursday night in the Syrian province of Idlib, in an incident which threatens to cause a major escalation in Syria's civil war. Turkey has said at least 33 of its troops were killed and almost 40 more injured in the strikes. It said the airstrikes were carried out by the Syrian government. The deaths, the worst loss of life for Turkey's military since it became involved in Syria, occurred amid rising tensions and a spiraling humanitarian crisis in Idlib. This comes as Turkey seeks...
  • Russia denies responsibility for attack in northern Syria that killed 33 Turkish soldiers

    02/28/2020 3:23:03 AM PST · by NorseViking · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 27, 2020 | Robyn Dixon
    MOSCOW — Russian military officials denied responsibility for an airstrike in northern Syria that killed dozens of Turkish troops, as the risk of a major military confrontation between Russia and Turkey in the region escalated sharply. Russia’s Ministry of Defense issued a statement Friday stating that no Russian jets had been operating in the area of the strike in Idlib province Thursday. “Aircraft of the Russian Air Force did not engage in combat in the Behun vicinity,” the ministry said. Gov. Rahmi Dogan of Hatay province in Turkey, announced that 33 soldiers were killed. Dozens more were wounded. The Russian...
  • 'Oh my gosh': US ambassador stunned by report of attack on NATO ally Turkey

    02/27/2020 8:54:47 PM PST · by NorseViking · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 27, 2020 | Joel Gerhke
    A long-developing proxy clash in Syria between Russia and Turkey is “very much moving into crisis mode,” a senior American diplomat said amid reports that Turkish troops were attacked in an airstrike. “Oh my gosh,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, exclaimed Thursday when she learned from journalists that more than 20 Turkish service members reportedly have been killed. “Let me say this because I just learned this: Of course, everything is on the table. This is a new development. This is a big development.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an emergency meeting of his national security...
  • ‘The inner Putin coming out’: Russian president touts ‘integration’ with Ukraine

    02/22/2020 3:24:15 AM PST · by tlozo · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2020 | Joel Gehrke
    Russia could regain its status as “a global rival” for Western powers through some degree of “integration” with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said... Putin made the comment while reiterating his belief that Ukrainians and Russians are “the same people,” a claim widely perceived as a means to justify Russian influence over former Soviet nations. His reference to “integration” is even more unusual, and incendiary, according to Western analysts, given that the two countries have been locked in conflict since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine in 2014... Multiple Western analysts noted that Putin has been pressuring Belarus...
  • Mexican Citizen Accused of Spying for Russians in the U.S.

    02/19/2020 12:37:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | February 19, 2020 | by Maria Cramer, The New York Times
    Federal officials have arrested a Mexican citizen for allegedly acting on behalf of a Russian agent who recruited him to collect information about the U.S. government and met repeatedly with him in Moscow. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes and his wife were about to board a plane back to their native Mexico from Miami on Sunday, when a customs official asked to inspect their phones. The official looked in a file of recently deleted images on the phone of Fuentes’s wife and found a close-up photograph of a license plate. The plate belonged to the vehicle of a U.S. government source,...
  • 4 Militants Killed, 6 Wounded As Result Of Hostilities With Ukrainian Military Men

    02/18/2020 7:32:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    Ukrane News ^ | 18 February 2020, Tuesday | Staff
    Four militants were killed and six were wounded as a result of the hostilities with Ukrainian military men in Donbas. Head of the General Staff / Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ruslan Khomchak, has said this at a briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. Khomchak said that the enemy requested a ceasefire regime at about 10 a.m. as they had to remove those killed and wounded. He assured that currently, the situation in Donbas is stable. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, one Ukrainian military man was killed, three were wounded and two were shell-shocked at the contact...
  • Ukraine Says The US Is Holding Up $30M Worth Of Guns And Ammo — And It Wants Its Money Back

    02/07/2020 11:30:26 PM PST · by NorseViking · 94 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 8, 2020 | Christopher Miller
    KYIV — At the heart of the impeachment saga that ended on Wednesday in Donald Trump’s acquittal was $391 million in US military assistance for Ukraine that the president ordered be withheld. But that aid package, which was eventually released last September, wasn’t the only US arms transfer meant for the war-torn country that was held up. Several direct commercial sales of arms and ammunition to Ukraine faced significant delays at the same time — and they remain mysteriously frozen months later, BuzzFeed News has learned. Now, after a lengthy wait and down payments in the tens of millions of...
  • I'm an extremely stable genius' and Pelosi is 'a mess!' Trump fires back at 'Crazy Nancy'

    05/23/2019 3:58:05 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    President Donald Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer as 'Crazy Nancy' and 'Crying Chuck' on Thursday as he doubled down on his argument he was 'calm' on Wednesday when he walked out of an infrastructure meeting with the lawmakers. 'You had the group - Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy,' Trump said of gathering. 'I'll tell you what, I've been watching her, and I have been watching her for a long period of time, she's not the same person. She's lost it,' Trump said at an event with farmers and the ranchers at the White House....