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Mr Williamson, who told Mr Putin to “shut up and go away” in an astonishing broadside at the Kremlin last month, has slammed Russia's “cold-blooded attack” on double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. The defence chief warned Russia poses a real threat to Western and global security. He said: “Putin is ...
VLADIMIR Putin has developed a new stealth bomb he can drop without even entering enemy airspace, increasing fears of World War 3. ... Techmash General Director Vladimir Lepin claimed that the Drel bomb might enter the Russian armoury in 2018, virtually immediately after completing its test period.

The BMPT was developed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan during the 1980s - but the Russian Ministry of Defence plans to start using the Terminator again in 2019. The unveiling today comes amid heightened tensions between the UK and Russia after the poisoning of a Russian spy in British soil ...
In it the Russian government demands to know what kind of assistance the UK has requested from the OPCW, what evidence investigators have so far collected, in which laboratories tests are being carried out, the methods used, and who has access to any samples throughout the process. "There are ... Cold War
The anti-neoconservative Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who had been the chief aide to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and had opposed America's invading Iraq, spoke on March 2nd explaining how the U.S. and Russia are drifting ever-more-rapidly into World War III. He said it's essentially the ...
A prison guard walks outside a courtroom in Prague, Czech Republic, during an appeal by Yevgeniy Nikulin from Russia who faces charges of hacking computers of American companies. Nikulin was flown to the U.S. and appeared federal court in San Francisco on Friday, pleading not guilty to 9 counts.

British health officials said Thursday that whereas Sergei Skripal — the 66-year-old Russian ex-spy who was poisoned — remained in critical condition, his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was improving. Previously, a family member in Russia had told the BBC that doctors had all but ruled out a full recovery for ...
Kim had met secretly, even in secret from his own government, with Russian agents prior to going to Beijing, assuring them that he would do nothing to compromise Russia's ongoing support for his nefarious programs, including his weapons program, which Russia was secretly paying for and assisting with.
Around this same time, Russia entered the conflict to help Assad's embattled armed forces fighting alongside a number of Syrian pro-government and Iran-backed militias. The U.S. and Russian campaigns have vastly contributed to the defeat of ISIS in major cities and, with the jihadis largely destroyed, ...
That's led some analysts – in Russia and in the West – to describe current Russian relations with the West as a new manifestation of the old Cold War. Since 2010, President Vladimir Putin's increasing reliance on a strategy of meddling in the domestic politics of the United States and European Union ...
Second, as this comes on top of other provocations by Moscow — including Russian military actions in Crimea and Ukraine — are we indeed entering a new Cold War? This is the first use of a nerve agent since World War II. And this is not just any old nerve agent: novichok was covertly developed by the ...
These elections took place in the context of a very aggressive political war and information war on Russia being led by the United States and its Western allies, in that context you have distortions on both sides, you have people who went down and observed elections, as some people in my group did, who ...
A Russian-American joint commission on prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action wanted the monument in Elizabeth City because of a top-secret World War II operation at the U.S. Coast Guard station there. Declassified just a few years ago, Project Zebra helped train about 300 Soviet aviators.
Back in World War II when the U.S. and Russia were allied against the Nazis, hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained on the North Carolina coast as part of a secret spy project — but now, an effort to honor their mission has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American city. The Russian Ministry of ...
Vadim Soloviev is confident that the latest investigation into the activities of the RWC (Russian Weapons Company) Group LLC, which owns the Kalashnikov USA plant in Florida, is another act of commercial war with Russia. He believes that ever since Western countries, especially the US, realized that ...
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - Back in World War II when the U.S. and Russia were allied against the Nazis, hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained on the North Carolina coast as part of a secret spy project - but now, an effort to honor their mission has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American ...
These tanks provide a basic level of fighting capability but are terribly dated compared to any tank that Russia would field. ... From this information, we can speculate that PT-91s would still be easily penetrated by modern Russian tanks, but would probably be able to resist most Russian infantry RPGs and ...

Ukraine's Air Force reported the Russian fighters and bombers lurking dangerously close to the administrative border between Russian-occupied Crimea and the country's mainland. They also approached as close as 25 miles (40km) to the coastline of the Black Sea and further flew along the coastline of ...
U.S. pilots run the risk of starting a war with any of the multitude of nations—including Russia and Iran—flying combat missions in the increasingly turbulent skies over Syria, a U.S. Navy rear admiral told ... American pilots are joined by Russian, Iranian, Syrian, Turkish and other coalition aircraft above Syria.
Bolton also publicly accused Cuba of providing "dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states." Years later, after leaving his post as ambassador to the UN, he pushed to expand the Iraq War into Iran. More recently, he's pushed for unilateral strikes in Iran and North Korea, while casting doubt on Russia's ...
THERESA May's tough stance on the Sergei Skripal nerve gas attack is pushing Britain and Russia to the brink of war, the Moscow's foreign minister has said ... Mr Trump's muted response to the Skripal attack has raised eyebrows among Western allies, as did his decision to call Russian President Vladimir ...
The technology surely takes the US competition with Russia to a new level - Moscow is understood to be utilising laser technologies under top-secret programmes. Military analyst Viktor Litovkin commented: “Russian laser systems are integrated into other weapon systems, and are used for target ...
RUSSIA has been hoarding gold at record rates amid rising war tensions between Vladimir Putin and the UK over the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy .... Shock figures show the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has been increasing its holdings of the precious metal every month since March 2015.
A plane which carried Russian diplomats and their family members ordered to leave Britain as part of a standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil, at Vnukovo 2 government airport outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the ...
For more than a year now, journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have been devoted to covering the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. .... On a Russian general who wrote a paper outlining Russia's information war ... He basically said, listen, the war of the future will not be played out in real space.
“consider in detail the response from the Russian State. Should there be no credible response, we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the United Kingdom. And I will come back to this House and set out the full range of measures that we will take in ...
Not only does Moscow boast one of the world's most advanced cyberwarfare programs, they said, in the event of a major British attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin is almost certain to hit back in kind, prompting a spiral of retaliation that could escalate into full-blown electronic war. “The Russians have ...
Theresa May is drawing up plans for an “economic war” with Vladimir Putin and his allies after Moscow refused to explain how a deadly Russian ... On Monday Ms May delivered an ultimatum to Russia, that it would have to explain how Novichok, a Russian-made nerve agent came to be used in Salisbury.
Therefore, a finding of fact that Russia may be guilty of war crimes matters — for the Russians, and for any other state with a claim to taking international law ... The commission found that “the strikes were conducted by a Russian fixed-wing aircraft using unguided weapons, including blast weapons.
Unfavorable Iranian views of the Kremlin go back to the early 1800s, when the Russian empire defeated the Iranian army in two consecutive wars, leading to the cession of major territories to Russia. Under two treaties between the two countries in 1813 and 1828, Iran ceded Dagestan, eastern Georgia, ...
In the meantime, hardly anybody is saving up pennies (or rubles) to buy the latest Russian smartphone. The U.S. population is comparatively young and still rising; Russia's population is aging rapidly and projected to decline sharply in the decades to come. Compared to the Cold War, today's United States ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry hoped "these agreements will help launch [a] direct dialogue between the United States and North Korea. ... him that ultimately did little to resolve a war that never technically ended after the two Koreas fought a three-year conflict on opposite ends of the Cold War in the 1950s.
In 1983, Russia and America Almost Accidentally Started a Nuclear War ... The report it produced, entitled “The Soviet 'War Scare,' ” served as a retrospective assessment of what many believe was the most dangerous period of ... The acronym VRYAN stands for Sudden Nuclear Missile Attack in Russian.
But Russian ground forces are not deployed or organized to initiate a short-notice conventional war in that region. They have, however, redeployed and reorganized since 2014 in a way that would support a rapid mechanized invasion of Ukraine from both north and east, while remaining well-prepared to ...
Western countries need to go beyond simply acknowledging that Russian propaganda is a problem and begin countering disinformation campaigns, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Washington-based think tank the Atlantic Council. In an era when Russia is actively looking to ...
What makes this one different is that the U.N. is pointing the finger at Russia for the first time. A new U.N. report published Tuesday determined that on Nov. 13, 2017, a Russian aircraft used "unguided bombs, including blast weapons, in a densely civilian populated area," which "may amount to the war ...
A new report from the Rand Corporation warned that NATO would be overwhelmed by superior Russian firepower in the event of war in Eastern Europe, despite years of trying to strengthen its forces in the region. If war were to break out, the report warns, Russia could quickly overrun the Baltic region and ...
United Nations investigators had previously reported Russia's critical role in the war in the two years since it stepped in to rescue of President Bashar al-Assad's faltering army, but a panel member, Hanny Megally, said this was the first time the commission had been able to nail down Russian involvement ...
Exactly what prompted Russia's interest in reheating Cold War-era animosities remains a subject of much debate among Western security analysts. ... When Russia invaded Crimea early in 2014, and when a wider conflict erupted in Russian-speaking Ukrainian regions later that year, it acted with ruthless ...
The United States has accused Moscow of "brutal" complicity in civilian deaths in Syria's eastern Ghouta region, saying that Russian aircraft have flown ... some of the harshest comments directed toward Russia for its support of President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria's seven-year civil war.
“This is our prime block of cheese. This is the cheese for Vladimir Putin — exclusively for him,” Sirota said from his workshop in this village just outside Moscow. The bearded cheesemaker wasn't always a supporter of the Russian president but plans to vote for him in the election scheduled for March 18.
The Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland has been receiving a lot of international press for clashing with the EU. But one of the more interesting, but not as reported, aspects of their foreign policy is increased military spending and reformation of the Polish military. One of the centerpieces of the PiS defense ...
Less than a day after announcing a slew of new defense systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin in an exclusive interview with NBC News denied accusations that his country wants to spark a new Cold War. Those accusations directed at Russia came after Putin, in his annual State of the Union address ...
The Russian government has long worked to reduce dependence on foreign information technology. (Putin has called the Internet a CIA project.) In 2010, Russia launched an effort to create a Linux-based operating system to wean the government from Microsoft products. Five years later, the Russian ...
MOSCOW — The expulsion of scores of Russian diplomats from the United States, countries across Europe and beyond has raised, yet again, the question of whether the world is veering back where it was during the Cold War. The alarming answer from some in Russia is: No, but the situation is in some ...
Russia, too, will be increasing investment in these areas, as well as space and information warfare, Russian Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov told members of the Russian Military Academy of the General Staff last Saturday. In the event of war, Russia would consider economic and non-military government ...
If you want to understand the intensity of the conflict throughout the 20th century, both on the American side and the Russian side, it's essential to trace it all the way back to this divide. Once you do that, it's clear that the broader Cold War wasn't a conflict between two countries but a conflict between ...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right), flanked by newly appointed Russian ambassador Gennady Gatilov, addresses the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, on February 28. Russia has campaigned against any potential U.S. attack on North Korea, opting instead for a political ...
On Sunday Russia announced its own naval deployments to the area, with the Russian Ministry of Defense issuing a statement saying that a Russian ... of US military forces there, helping to establish rules for how the two countries should safely operate in proximity to each other, as they did in the Cold War.
However, the new law fails to overtly call the hostilities in the Donbas a war against Russia. Instead, the document repeatedly refers to “taking measures to ensure national security and defense, and repulsing and deterring the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.”.


 

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