The Russian military aircraft operating near the British border did not violate the UK's airspace but the Royal Air Force (RAF) said that they could create a "hazard" by causing civilian airlines to change routes in order to avoid flying to close to the aircraft.
The statement responds to an earlier incident involving the USS John S McCain that, according to the Russian MoD violated the country's maritime border by 2km in the Sea of Japan.
Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced on 13 November that Hungary will receive the first samples of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V later this month.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has begun mass coronavirus vaccination among its armed forces personnel, planning to inoculate more than 400,000 servicemen, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday at a ministral meeting.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The EpiVacCorona vaccine against the coronavirus, developed by Russia's Vector research centre, creates immunity one month after the inoculation, Alexander Ryzhikov, the head of the centre's zoonotic diseases and flu department, said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his annual press conference on 17 December, it will be held in the online format, the Kremlin said on Friday.
The vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University demonstrated 62% efficacy - a far cry from the 90% and over shown in the trials of two US and one Russian vaccine that were presented earlier.
The Kremlin is unaware of the article in the French business magazine Challenges that provides controversial details of the November 7 phone talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik on Thursday.
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) - A military court in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has sentenced Mikhail Ustyantsev, the founder of the Russian cell of the Aum Shinrikyo cult* to 15 years in prison, the court's spokesman told reporters.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday called media reports about an alleged female acquaintance of Russian President Vladimir Putin as unsubstantiated and unconvincing rumours.
The Trump Administration has greenlighted the power transfer procedure that will see the incumbent federal office-holders consult with the Biden team. However, President Trump still refuses to concede and is still pushing to contest the results of the vote, which he believes was fraught with irregularities.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military successfully has tested a new anti-ballistic missile. It was launched from the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan and hit the simulated target, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The criminal trial over the MH17 crash resumed at the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS) in Badhoevedorp earlier today. Three Russian citizens (Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinsky, and Oleg Pulatov) and one Ukrainian (Leonid Kharchenko) are accused of being responsible for the crash.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in talks with the manufacturer of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus following the vaccine developer reaching out to the EMA, a representative of the European Commission told Sputnik.
The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), which is examining the case, claimed that the Boeing was shot down with a weapon belonging to a Russian military unit. At the moment, three Russian citizens (Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, and Oleg Pulatov) and one Ukrainian (Leonid Kharchenko) are accused of downing the plane.
On Tuesday, the US secretary of state announced sanctions on three Russian companies – Aviazapchast, Elecon Joint Stock Company, and Elecon Group. According to the official document, no department or agency of the US government can enter into a contract for the procurement of goods, technologies, or services from these companies.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Jehovah's Witnesses group remains banned in Russia, its status has not been amended legally, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
The provocative maneuver is just the latest attempt by Washington to cast Russia as a rogue state that wantonly violates international law, and it comes on the heels of a similar action in the Taiwan Strait on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the implementation of the agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh by phone, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Washington officially confirmed that the US is no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty, citing Russia's alleged "violations" of the agreement, which Moscow strongly rejected.