NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion prompts revised Russia navy doctrine

Jul 27, 2015

NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion prompts revised Russia navy doctrine

Russia aims to boost the strategic positions of its navy on the Black Sea and seek to maintain an Atlantic and Mediterranean presence, according its latest naval doctrine, which has been revised over NATO’s “inadmissible” expansion. Published Sunday on the Kremlin website, an updated ...

Apr 17, 2015

Putin ready to discuss isle row but hits Japan's sanctions over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is ready to hold territorial talks with Japan but that Tokyo’s move to back sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict has effectively halted such discussions. Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine in March ...

Putin mulled putting nuclear forces 'on alert' over Crimea

Mar 16, 2015

Putin mulled putting nuclear forces 'on alert' over Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put the country’s nuclear forces on alert as he sought to annex Crimea last year after the fall of a Moscow-backed government in Kiev. In a nearly three-hour documentary aired on state TV in Russia ...

Hatoyama visits Crimea, met by pro-Russian official

Mar 10, 2015

Hatoyama visits Crimea, met by pro-Russian official

Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama arrived Tuesday in Crimea despite stiff opposition from Tokyo to a trip that could be seen as legitimizing Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. The government had urged Hatoyama not to visit the region, which was annexed by ...

Mar 10, 2015

3,000 U.S. troops head to Eastern Europe for exercises

About 3,000 U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Eastern Europe beginning next week, to conduct training exercises with forces from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Pentagon said Monday. The deployment is part of an ongoing U.S. military troop rotation aimed ...

U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol

Feb 27, 2015

U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will likely wait until the spring to attack the port of Mariupol, U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper predicted Thursday, adding such a move did not seem imminent. Clapper said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was to establish a land ...