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Putin Backs Military Training Centers with Belarus
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday backed a plan to set up joint military training centers with Belarus, with fears mounting that Minsk could enter the...
desertion and abandonment
Russian Military Crimes Surge Nearly Threefold in 2022
Russian soldiers were nearly three times more likely to be accused of crimes against military service including desertion and insubordination in 2022 than...
Russian Military Reforms Target NATO Expansion, ‘Collective West’ – Gerasimov
Russia’s recently announced military reforms are a response to NATO’s likely expansion and the “collective West” using Ukraine...
eye on the sky
Kremlin Declines to Say if Moscow is Preparing for Air Strikes
Updates with Peskov and Horowitz comments. The Kremlin refused to say whether Russia was preparing for strikes on the capital on Friday after images of...
Russian Defense Minister Visits Troops Fighting in Ukraine
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the command headquarters of a group of forces deployed in Ukraine, where he discussed materiel needs and...
Russian Military Claims 'Liberation' of Eastern Ukraine's Soledar
Russia’s Defense Ministry said Friday that the country's Armed Forces had captured eastern Ukraine’s salt-mining town of Soledar, some 48 hours...
Russia’s War Leadership Reset Signals Infighting Among Top Brass – Experts
General Valery Gerasimov’s appointment as the new commander of Russian forces in Ukraine raised questions over President Vladimir Putin’s intentions...
Russian Troops to Hold Drills in Ukraine's Neighbor Belarus
Russian troops will conduct military exercises in Belarus, which neighbors Ukraine, the Interfax news agency said on Monday, citing the Defense Ministry...
Russian Army Forms 'Artistic Units' in Modern-Day First
The Russian military has formed what it called its first “artistic” units of musicians, actors and other creatives to boost troop morale amid...
Moscow Blames Ukraine for Blasts on Russian Airfields
The Russian Defense Ministry said Ukrainian drone attacks caused explosions at two airfields in the Saratov and Ryazan regions on Monday, leaving three...
3 Killed, Nuclear-Capable Bombers Likely Damaged in Russian Airfield Explosions
Three people have been killed and at least two nuclear-capable bombers likely damaged in separate blasts at two Russian airfields, state and independent...
air and space defense
Russian Army Says Successfully Tested New Missile Defense System
Russia has successfully test-launched a new missile defense system at its Sary Shagan firing range in neighboring Kazakhstan, the country’s Defense...
Russia Bans Public Discussions of Army Strategy, Troop Morale, Mobilization
Russian authorities have banned public discussions of a wide range of non-classified military subjects that activists say will effectively prevent the...
Russian Defense Chief Calls for ‘Next-Gen’ Weapons Use in Ukraine
The Russian military should deploy next-generation weapons in its campaign in Ukraine, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. “We need to...
'combined air exercise'
South Korea Scrambles Jets After Chinese, Russian Warplanes Approach
South Korea's military said it scrambled fighter jets Wednesday as six Russian and two Chinese warplanes entered its air defense zone without notice. Japan's...
Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Weapons to Free Ukraine
In an unusual move for a Nobel Peace laureate, the head of one of this year's prizewinning organizations on Monday called for weapons to help Ukraine defend...
Putin Oversees Routine Strategic Nuclear Deterrence Drills
President Vladimir Putin oversaw training exercises of Russia's strategic nuclear deterrence forces on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. State...
display of force
Belarus Says Forming Joint Military Group with Russia
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Minsk and Moscow have agreed to deploy a joint regional group of military forces in response to alleged...
Crowdfunding Spotlights Russian Military’s Supply Problems in Ukraine
Yevgenia Kuzevanova has been raising money to buy everything from first aid kits to instant noodles for Russian forces in Ukraine. Her online group...
Explainer: What Does Russia’s ‘Partial Mobilization’ Mean?
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “partial mobilization” early Wednesday after seven months of warfare in Ukraine that have taken...
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