Russia developed a package of sanctions in response to the recently introduced restrictions from the West. The plan provides for various measures - from mild to severe ones, presidential aide Andrei Belousov said. The official did not clarify what measures they would be exactly. Russian businesses reacted to the sanctions "with quiet interest"
Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov said that Russia may create its own prompt global strike system. The development of the prompt global strike system in the United States may lead to a conflict with apocalyptic consequences. The Prompt Global Strike (PGS) concept was adopted in the USA in the beginning of the 2000s
"Now, when there's a fragile peace process going in Ukraine, and the sides began exchanging prisoners, when, as it appeared, all forces should be redirected from presenting mutual accusations and sanctions to finding solutions to the Ukrainian domestic conflict, such steps appear particularly inappropriate and short-sighted," Russian diplomats...
The head of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, confirmed that new EU sanctions against Russia would come into force on Sept. 12. The Russian authorities have already prepared a package of measures in response to the new sanctions against the Russian Federation. Russia may restrict the import of cars and several types of light industry goods
What can Russia learn from Iran that has been subjected to Western sanctions again? How can Moscow and Tehran help each other? Unfortunately, in Iran, Russia does nothing. Russia was acting silly in the period of sanctions against Iran. Russia should have come and take everything while the Iranians got the Europeans out
Further introduction of sanctions against Russia may compromise security system in the world, because political sanctions may follow economic ones. "The sanctions against China are very similar to those that were imposed on us. Are they a successful economy? Sure. In response to new sanctions, Russia may close its airspace for Western airlines
To resolve the conflict in Ukraine, it is highly important to resume the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, as "their role and responsibility is special," first president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev believes. Earlier, Gorbachev stated that Europe may face "terrifying massacre" because of the current crisis in Ukraine
OK, let us assume, following the view of our opponents, that Russia interfered in the Ukrainian conflict, because a dozen of paratroopers got lost in the woods and crossed the Ukrainian border. For that, and for many others things associated with the Ukrainian crisis, the West punishes Russia with sanctions
Russia changes its military doctrine due to the expansion of NATO, the missile defense problem and the situation in Ukraine and around it. The current doctrine, the provisions of which can be adjusted given the changing nature of military dangers and threats, was adopted in 2010. the new Russian military doctrine should clearly define real enemy
External political factors of the moment, such as NATO expansion, the missile defense issue, the Ukrainian crisis, and all that is connected with it, urgently require clarifications and changes be introduced to the existing military doctrine of Russia
Putin arrived in Yakutia, where he will discuss regional problems and take part in the ceremony to start the construction of new gas pipeline "The Power of Siberia." The pipeline is a large scale energy project of Russia and China. The fuel artery was designed to supply natural gas to the domestic market and to export fuel to China
Russia intends to continue to build up military and nuclear capabilities. This is required for security, not for attacks, he said. Estimating the actions of the Ukrainian military in south-eastern Ukraine, Putin drew a parallel with the tactics of fascist forces in the Soviet Union during Second World War
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the "militia of Novorossiya." The text of his address appeared on the Kremlin website on Friday night, August 29. Putin rarely makes such addresses, especially at night. Putin's previous unscheduled address appeared soon after the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donetsk region