Tag Archives: Russia

Russia moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad – US intelligence official

WASHINGTON: Russia is moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad, a tiny Russian enclave sitting between Poland and Lithuania, a U.S. intelligence official said Friday, confirming Estonian news reports. Russia’s reasons for shipping the 500-kilometer-range Iskander-M missiles to Kaliningrad “could be innocuous,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They moved a similar missile system… Read More »

Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

BRATISLAVA: Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. Fico said sanctions have been ineffective while harming European Union and member Slovakia’s economic interests. But added he would respect… Read More »

Swimming – Russia vs. USA: a tense race, a strained aftermath

RIO DE JANEIRO: The women’s 100 metres breaststroke final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Monday had already crackled with tension in a tight finish but it was nothing compared to what transpired afterwards. American Lilly King held off fast-finishing Russian Yulia Efimova to clinch the title, with fellow American Katie Meili winning bronze.… Read More »

Armenia ratifies agreement on joint air-defence system with Russia

YEREVAN: Armenia’s parliament on Thursday voted to ratify an Armenian-Russian agreement to create a joint air-defence system which opponents fear gives too much control to Moscow. Armenian officials say the new system will enable the inclusion of the Russian Air Force’s full range of capabilities, including multifunction fighter jets, into joint regional air defence. “It… Read More »