Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania are planning to create a joint military unit. It will be called UkrPolLitBrig, the press service of Petr Poroshenko reports.
Russia has retrieved the main Soviet radio interception facility – the signals intelligence center in Cuban Lourdes, the Kommersant newspaper wrote on Wednesday. "The decision to return to Cuba can be explained by Russia's long strengthened financial capabilities, as well as cooling of relations with the US," sources in the Russian power structures said.
Qatar has signed an agreement with the United States for the purchase of $11 billion worth of US weapons, the Pentagon’s press secretary John Kirby said in a statement on Monday.
Russia and China see no sense in creating a military alliance; relations between Moscow and Beijing are not directed against anyone, head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Ivanov told journalists. He noted that cooperation between Russia and China was fruitful.
China may become the first buyer of Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, the Kremlin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday.
The Defense Ministers Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States "will discuss conceptual guidelines for the development of military cooperation between member states of the CIS for the period until 2020" at a planned meeting in Astana on July 4, the Kazakhstan Defense Ministry said on Monday.
European arms producers are teaming up for a joint unmanned reconnaissance aircraft project worth around 70 million euros.
Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has announced a 14-point peace plan to de-escalate tensions in the country’s southeastern regions. But a Moscow-based journalist and political observer Andrew Korybko suggests it is going to fail and actually the country is in final calm before the storm.
On Wednesay, Iraq turned to the US for help with a request to conduct air strikes against jihadist-led Sunni militants that have seized key cities and large swathes of the country. Myriam Benraad, Middle East and North Africa Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, who specialized in Iraq, explained to Radio VR, why the country is forced to beg for military help.
Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has banned military cooperation with Russia in a move which experts said would affect 79 Ukrainian and 859 Russian defense firms. Parliament-appointed First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema told ICTV on Monday evening that Poroshenko issued the order at a session of the Council of National Security and Defense earlier in the day.
It has now been officially confirmed by US National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, and by Syrian commanders, that the US has been supplying lethal and non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels. The move is feared to create Somali-like warlords and seriously undermine Washington allies' efforts in the "rebels' exile military command," says a former Syrian army general.
The Ukrainian prosecutor's office has confirmed that 49 servicemen died when a military transport plane was shot down at Lugansk airport. "About 01:10 local time on June 14, 2014, when landing at Lugansk airport, an Il-76 military transport plane of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was downed by a shot from an antiaircraft missile system. On board the plane, aside from nine crewmembers, were 40 servicemen. All died," the press service of the prosecutor's office said.
China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organised naval drill for the first time, official media said Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers, dpa reports.
The Russian Ministry of Defence is not planning a joint exercise with NATO, head of the Russian Armed Forces Main Combat Training Department Lt. Gen. Ivan Buvaltsev said on Saturday.
Kiev in anticipation of $5 mln military aid from US as it intensifies operation in Ukraine's southeast
US President Barack Obama expressed concern about France deal with Russia to deliver Mistral helicopter-carriers, he said during a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Brussels.
We recognize Russia's legitimate interests along its borders, but it could still face sanctions - Obama
Russia is negotiating a delivery of Mil Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
President Obama is preparing to invest $1 billion in boosting US military presence in Eastern Europe as tensions are running high in Ukraine.
Russia and France are in full compliance with their obligations on the construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, an official representative of Rosoboronexport, Vyacheslav Davidenko, told Interfax on Friday.