Ukrainian military uses US Vietnam War tactics – media

Kiev’s pilots have started to run so-called “wild weasel” missions first used by America against Vietnamese air defenses The Ukrainian Air Force is trying to adopt a decades-old American tactic to neutralize Russian air defenses in the ongoing conflict, Business Insider (BI) reported on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Project Wild Weasel,’ the US scheme involved high-risk missions…

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Kremlin explains decision to change defense minister

Conflicts today are won by those “open to innovations,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Andrei Belousov would be the best person to deal with the issues faced by the Russian military nowadays when it comes to their economic needs, the Kremlin spokesman told journalists on Sunday. Earlier, President Vladimir Putin named the former first…

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Lavrov to remain Russian FM after reshuffle

The veteran cabinet member will continue at the helm of the Russian diplomatic corps Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to continue in his position after a government reshuffle mandated by Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president, the upper house of the Russian parliament announced on Sunday. Lavrov, 74, has served as foreign minister in…

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Russia’s top security official dismissed

Former Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will replace Nikolay Patrushev Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree appointing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as secretary of the Security Council, where he will replace Nikolai Patrushev, the Kremlin said Sunday. Another decree suspended Patrushev from his post. According to Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Putin opted to assign a…

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Putin removes Shoigu as Russian Defense Minister

The Russian president has proposed appointing Andrei Belousov instead President Vladimir Putin has proposed that Sergei Shoigu be replaced as Minister of Defense of Russia by acting First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, the Federation Council said on Sunday evening. Shoigu has been appointed Secretary of the Russian Security Council. Senators are scheduled to engage…

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Kiev responsible for ‘terrorist attack’ against Belgorod – MoD

Ukraine targeted residential areas using Tochka-U ballistic missile as well as Olkha and Vampire rocket launchers, ministry claims Kiev conducted a cross-border “terrorist attack” on residential buildings in the Russian city of Belgorod using Tochka-U ballistic missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.  Follow RT’s live updates for the latest developments….

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