All articles tagged "army"

Russian troops based just 40 km from Georgian capital Russian troops based just 40 km from Georgian capital

22 Apr, 10:34 PM 27 comments

Russia has troops just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Georgian capital, in violation of the European Union-brokered cease-fire that ended last year's brief war. And in recent weeks, it has put even more soldiers and armored vehicles within striking distance of the city ahead of street protests against Georgia's president.

Tags: Russia, Georgia, army,

Russian Army is short of men, President Medvedev says Russian Army is short of men, President Medvedev says

23 Apr, 11:04 PM 20 comments

While the Russian government is trying hard to modernize the Armed Forces despite the country’s financial problems, there are not enough men to staff the army, President Medvedev says.

Tags: army, Dmitry Medvedev

Russia to pay 4.7 billion rubles to servicemen who fought August war with Georgia Russia to pay 4.7 billion rubles to servicemen who fought August war with Georgia

23 Apr, 05:16 PM 18 comments

The Defense Ministry is doubling the amount to be paid to Russian soldiers who fought in the 5-day war in Ossetia last August.

Tags: war in Ossetia, South Ossetia, army

Russian Army announces massive layoffs Russian Army announces massive layoffs

28 Apr, 01:27 PM 18 comments

Following the announcing of a massive rearmament of its military forces, the Russian Defense Ministry has said it will get rid of around 36,000 officers in 2009.

Tags: armed forces, army

HRW denounces new Russian Airborne Troops commander HRW denounces new Russian Airborne Troops commander

29 May, 12:12 PM 10 comments

The newly appointed leader of Russia’s elite combat forces should be investigated over massacres of civilians during the war in Chechnya, claims a human rights organization.

Tags: Army, human rights, Chechnya

Azerbaijani President says nation must prepare for war with Armenia Azerbaijani President says nation must prepare for war with Armenia

25 Jun, 05:29 PM 18 comments

"If necessary, Azerbaijan can use its military power to restore its territorial integrity," said Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliev, referring to the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh at a ceremony commemorating the 91st anniversary of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

Tags: Aliev, Nagorno-Karabakh war, army, peaceful settlement

Inspection uncovers $20 million theft in Russian Air Force Inspection uncovers $20 million theft in Russian Air Force

1 Jul, 04:11 PM 15 comments

A recent financial inspection of the Russian Air Force's economic activities has revealed a shortfall of $21 million.

Tags: army, corruption

Russia rejects accusations of downing own planes in Georgia Russia rejects accusations of downing own planes in Georgia

10 Jul, 10:22 PM 10 comments

The Russian Army has denied a report that claims half the planes Russia lost in its war with Georgia last year were shot down by friendly fire.

Tags: Georgia, aircraft, army

Ukrainian police impound Russian Navy cruise missiles Ukrainian police impound Russian Navy cruise missiles

10 Jul, 03:40 PM 11 comments

Police in the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol on Wednesday evening detained a column of heavy duty trucks carrying Russian Navy cruise missiles without the necessary permits

Tags: missiles, Ukraine, army



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