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Russia holds Victory Day Parade on Red Square

Russia holds Victory Day Parade on Red Square

A military parade to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War began on Moscow’s Red Square. The parade began with the march of the Honor …

Moskva cruiser sank while being towed in storm

Moskva cruiser sank while being towed in storm

The Moskva missile cruiser sank while being towed amid storm because of hull damage sustained during the detonation of ammunition, Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. "During the towing of the Moskva cruiser to the designation …

Fire breaks out onboard Moskva missile cruiser

Fire breaks out onboard Moskva missile cruiser

A fire and subsequent broadside munitions blast have done serious damage to the Moskva missile cruiser of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the crew was evacuated, the Russian defense ministry said on Thursday. "A fire onboard the …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers hold phone talks

Russian and Turkish defense ministers hold phone talks

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. "On the Turkish side’s …

Russia de-escalating situation in Ukraine

Russia de-escalating situation in Ukraine

The delegations of Russia and Ukraine met in Istanbul earlier today for a new round of negotiations to end the special military operation that Moscow launched on 24 February. Russian delegation received a "clearly articulated …

U.S. announces sanctions against 11 Russian defense officials

U.S. announces sanctions against 11 Russian defense officials

U.S. Department of State announced the imposition of sanctions again 11 high-ranking representatives of the Russian forces and military-industrial complex Monday, including Russian National Guard head Viktor Zolotov, head of Russian Federal …

Silence regime announced in Ukraine

Silence regime announced in Ukraine

The Russian side declared a silence regime and created humanitarian corridors through which residents of Mariupol and Volnovakha can leave, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports. "Today, on March 5, from 10 a.m. …

Russia’s casualties equal 498 - top brass

Russia’s casualties equal 498 - top brass

Over 2,870 Ukrainian troops were killed in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine while casualties among the Russian forces amount to 498, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said. "Among …

Russian forces take control of Kherson

Russian forces take control of Kherson

Russian Armed Forces units have taken full control of Kherson’s regional center, the city’s civilian infrastructure and transportation services are operating as usual, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov …