Putin Orders Combat Readiness Checks in Russia’s Eastern Military District

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to hold snap combat readiness drills in Russia’s Eastern Military District starting Thursday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

11/09/2014

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to hold snap combat readiness drills in Russia’s Eastern Military District starting Thursday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

“In accordance with his [Putin’s] instructions, air defense forces, as well as military units on the region’s territory should be put on full combat alert starting from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time [6:00 a.m. GMT],” he said.

Russian Navy Spots Foreign Submarine near Russia-Japan Border

As soon as the submarine was detected on Wednesday, a number of ships and naval aviation units headed toward it for monitoring purposes. According to newspaper’s source, preliminary reports show the foreign vessel to be a Japanese Oyashio-class submarine. All information was immediately passed on to  Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

11:52 21/08/2014 
 

MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Pacific Fleet Antisubmarine forces detected and stopped a foreign submarine near the Russian-Japanese maritime boundary, Kommersant reported Thursday.

“A foreign submarine was discovered in the north of the La Perouse Strait, where the Russian-Japanese border is. … After some time, the submarine quickly left the border area, having gone deep into neutral waters,” a high-ranking official from the General Staff of the Armed Forces told the Kommersant newspaper.

As soon as the submarine was detected on Wednesday, a number of ships and naval aviation units headed toward it for monitoring purposes. According to newspaper’s source, preliminary reports show the foreign vessel to be a Japanese Oyashio-class submarine. All information was immediately passed on to General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The Japanese Embassy in Russia failed to comment on the situation by the time of publishing, the newspaper wrote.

A similar incident took place on August 7, when Northern Fleet antisubmarine forces detected and forced away a Virginia-class US submarine in the Barents Sea.

Iraq will not be leaved in a trouble


Produced for Iraq Mi-28NE

Krasnaya Zvezda, 29.07.2014

Development of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Iraq and future military contracts were discussed at a meeting in Moscow,   of Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu  with Minister of Defense of the Republic of Iraq, Saadoun al-Duleymi

“It’s no secret that Iraq is experiencing the most difficult period of development. We confront terrorism, “- said the Iraqi minister. According to him, at this stage, marked “an attempt to redraw the map of the region.” “The purpose of terrorism is not only Iraq and Syria, but the entire international community” – said Saadoun al-Duleymi. He thanked Russia for its support and expressed hope for further development of friendly relations between our countries

 

Sergei Shoigu met with his Tajik counterpart Lieutenant-General Sherali Mirzo

 

TSAMTO, July 7. In Astana, before a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS member states on July 4, it was held  a meeting of Ministers of Defence of Russia  the Republic of Tajikistan  – Army General Sergei Shoigu and  Lieutenant-General Sherali Mirzo.

 

As reported in the press service of the Office of Information of Defense  Ministry , under a bilateral meeting, the  defense ministers discussed  the  related to the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan and strengthening the Tajik army.

Russian Army Ready for Any Developments in Ukraine, World

Russian Army Ready for Any Developments in Ukraine, World

MOSCOW, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Army is ready for any developments in Ukraine or anywhere in the world and Russian defense industry can quickly replace any imports, including those from Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a State Duma meeting behind closed doors.

“A question was asked whether our army is ready to defend the motherland in the circumstances of a more complex international situation. We received a positive, life-affirming answer. Everyone’s ready, combat efficiency is at a high level,” Mikhail Yemelyanov, first deputy head of A Just Russia parliamentary faction, told RIA Novosti.

He noted that another issue up for discussion was replacement options for imported equipment in the defense industry.

“I asked a colleague of mine how the shortages of supplies from Ukraine will affect our defense capabilities. He said he was confident that they won’t, that everything could be replaced,” said Yemelyanov. According to Shoigu, Russia can replace its military imports relatively quickly, Yemelyanov said.

Another parliamentarian, Vadim Solovyov noted that “concering the situation in Ukraine it was said that we are ready for any developments and it all depends on specific situation, first of all, the position of our western partners, army is ready to accomplish any task set by the country’s government and the Commander-in-Chief.”

Sergei Shoigu : representatives of at least 12 countries will take part in international competitions on tank biathlon

Sergei Shoigu : representatives of at least 12 countries will take part in international competitions on tank  biathlon

07/05/2014 TSAMTO

In international competitions in tank biathlon , which will be held in August this year in Russia, it will be attended by at least 12 countries, with teams from China and Kuwait to perform at their tanks . Another 22 countries are planning to send to the event observers .

This was announced by Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu on a conference call with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces , the Office of the Press and Information of the Russian Defense Ministry said .

Russia to Hold Military Drills in Response to Ukraine Crackdown

Russia to Hold Military Drills in Response to Ukraine Crackdown

MOSCOW, April 24 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Thursday that Russia will conduct military drills in response to the developing situation in Ukraine’s southeast, where a special operation has targeted the country’s own citizens.

“We are forced to react to such a development in the situation,” Shoigu said.

“Starting today, exercises of battalion tactical groups from the Southern and Western military districts will begin near the borders with Ukraine,” he said.

The troops will hold marching rehearsals and exercise deployments for performing assigned tasks, the defense minister said.

Shoigu also added that “aircraft will do fly-bys close to the state border.”

Earlier Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if Kiev has actually deployed its army in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, then that is a serious crime against its own people.

A gunfight broke out between unidentified gunmen and local federalists near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk on Thursday. At least five people were killed as result of the crackdown.

The Security Service of Ukraine announced Wednesday that the military operation launched by Ukrainian authorities earlier this month against protesters in eastern Ukraine had again entered an active phase, following a temporary suspension after an agreement reached in Geneva last week.

Ukrainian authorities launched a special operation to crack down on pro-federalization activists in eastern regions of the country that have been swept by rallies since last month.

Protesters in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Slaviansk and Kramatorsk refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the current Ukrainian government and are urging interim authorities to hold referendums similar to the one held in Crimea last month, which led to the republic’s reunification with Russia.