Daily Archive: August 11, 2016

Who Instigates Russian-Ukrainian War Over Crimea?

Overnight into August 7, a Ukrainian sabotage-reconnaissance group attempted to penetrate the Russian-Ukrainian border between the Republic of Crimea and the Ukrainian region of Kherson. The group, that was discovered discovered near the town of Armyansk, was preparing to conduct terrorist attacks against the peninsula’s infrastructure and civilian objects. If it succeeded, it provoked a full-scale war between Russia and...

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet holds drills to counter underwater sabotage after foiled Crimea attack

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet command has announced three-day anti-sabotage drills to counter potential underwater attacks on naval installations. This comes after the Russian security service said it foiled a terrorist attack on Crimea from Ukrainian territory. The training, conducted as part of broader military drills named Kavkaz-2016, “will repel an attack of underwater saboteurs from the sea on the Black...

Beijing Installs Supersonic Missiles on South China Sea’s Most Lethal Destroyer

10.08.2016 The upgraded combat features on board the flagship of the South China Sea fleet impress Western defense analysts, as Beijing threatens to aggressively defend the disputed territories. China has completed a major weapons upgrade for their Shenzen destroyer, which will return to operations with the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) fleet in the South China Sea amid brewing tensions over the disputed territory, IHS Jane’s...

Kiev has turned to terrorism: Putin on foiled sabotage plot in Crimea

Kiev has turned to the “practice of terrorism” instead of trying to peacefully resolve Ukraine’s crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in commenting on an FSB report that it had foiled terrorist attacks in Crimea plotted by Ukrainian intelligence. Ukraine is “playing a dangerous game,” the Russian leader said when talking to reporters on Wednesday, while calling Kiev’s actions “stupid...

Nearly 7,000 Terrorists Mass Near Aleppo As Moscow Brokers Humanitarian Ceasefires

© Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters Published time: 10 Aug, 2016   Nearly 7,000 heavy armored terrorists have taken positions southeast of the key Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry says. The build-up comes as Moscow brokers a three-hour daily truce for the embattled city.    “The most alarming situation has unfolded in the southwest outskirts of Aleppo,” Lieutenant...

Russian Long-Range Bombers Destroy ISIS Targets Near Palmyra, Syria

Tu-22M3 long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber. © Evgeny Biyatov / Sputnik Published: 8 Aug, 2016 Six long-range bombers took off from Russia and carried out successful airstrikes against Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. “On August 8, 2016, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, coming from Russian territory, performed a concentrated airstrike with...

Beijing launches new high-tech satellite to protect interests in South China Sea dispute

South China Sea © Reuters Published time: 11 Aug, 2016 Beijing has put the contested waters of the South China Sea under ever-closer surveillance, launching a new high-resolution satellite. It will help the country “safeguard its maritime rights and interests,” researchers behind the project say.    “The satellite will play an important role in monitoring the marine environment, islands and...