Posts Tagged ‘Russian Armed Forces’

Syria conflict: IS ‘destroyed helicopters’ at T4 base

(Media Release) New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS). Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggest. […]

A rifle’s journey from Belgium to Gaza

(Media Release) Three years ago, arms experts spotted a single advanced Belgian rifle in the hands of militants in Gaza. But how had a group listed by the EU and the US as a terrorist organisation obtained the weapon? Arms expert Nic Jenzen-Jones and the BBC’s Thomas Martienssen have tracked its journey. On 2 October 2012, […]

Ukraine crisis: Two ‘Russian soldiers’ in Kiev terror trial

(Media Release) Two men described as Russian special-forces soldiers have gone on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops. The pair, named as Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov and alleged to be officers in Russia’s GRU foreign military intelligence, werecaptured in May during fighting in east Ukraine. Russia insists the men were […]

Russia decries shelling of its embassy in Syria

(Media Release) Russia has said that a shell landed on the grounds of its embassy compound in Damascus, without inflicting any casualties. The mortar landed on the embassy’s territory around 9am on Sunday morning and caused no damage or injuries, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. “A large labelled fragment of […]

#BBCTrending: Canada and Russia in Twitter fight over map

(Media Release) Russia posted this map in response to Canada’s Twitter jab This is Russia. This is “not Russia”. That’s the message the Canadian Nato delegation tweeted, in map form, to Russian soldiers “who keep getting lost and ‘accidentally’ entering Ukraine”. “Geography can be tough,” it notes snarkily. On Tuesday Ukraine released video of Russian paratroopers […]

Armed Men Take Position at Two Airports in Crimea

Commentary: So Russia does not want any country interfering in Syria’s internal politics, and yet here they are invading a country looking for war. There is no doubt that Putin and Russia can not be trusted, lying is what Putin is all about. (Media Release) SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Amid fears of a Kremlin-backed separatist rebellion […]

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