Servicemen of antiaircraft missile units of Russian C-300B military base in Armenia held a training session without live firing on repelling attacks of single and multiple air targets of an imaginary enemy, as well as support of flights of their own aircraft, News-Armenia wrote referring to the press service of the Southern Military District.
WASHINGTON -- The Soviet Union's 10-year occupation of Afghanistan cost the country more than 15,000 lives, and an additional 50,000 were wounded. Before the U.S.S.R. withdrew its forces in 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev described the Soviet efforts to fight the insurgency there as "a bleeding wound." And yet, just over two decades after leaving what came to be considered the Soviet version of the Vietnam War, Russia is now eager to return to Afghanistan.
Moscow: Russia is not obligated to notify western countries beforehand of its recent snap military exercises, a top Russian defence ministry official said Monday.
The Soviet Union's 10-year occupation of Afghanistan cost it more than 15,000 lives, and another 50,000 were wounded. Before Soviet forces withdrew in 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev described efforts to fight the insurgency there as ''a bleeding wound''.
President Vladimir Putin and other senior officials have repeatedly stressed that the upgrading of Russia’s military capacity is a top priority of Kremlin policy and that Russia is preparing for armed conflicts.
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian and U.S. defense chiefs signaled on Monday their intention to reconvene long-stalled missile defense talks, the Pentagon said, following a change in U.S. missile defense plans for Europe that has been met cautiously by Moscow.