Video: Russian Destroyer ‘Aggressively Approached’ U.S. Navy Ship in Arabian Sea – Fifth Fleet

A Russian Navy ship made an aggressive approach on a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet said in a statement. Russia has denied the incident, according to news reports. The USS Farragut (DDG 99) was conducting routine operations in the northern Arabian Sea when it was “aggressively approached” by a Russian Navy … [Read more...]

Russia and Ukraine Reach Deal on Gas Transit to Europe

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Natalia Zinets MOSCOW/KIEV, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Russian and Ukrainian companies signed a final five-year agreement safeguarding Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine, Kremlin-controlled gas giant Gazprom and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday night. The deal, which came just 24 hours before the current agreement expires on … [Read more...]

Carrier Fire Points to Weakness Behind Moscow’s Military Might

By Peter Apps LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - It's been a mixed month for Russia and its military. In Syria, they took control of the former Islamic State capital Raqqa, strengthening their hand following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. In Ukraine, a new ceasefire should leave Moscow in control of territory it seized five years ago. Meanwhile in Murmansk, its only aircraft carrier … [Read more...]

Coast Guard: Russian Spy Ship Operating in ‘Unsafe Manner’ Off Southeastern United States

The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting mariners to the possible presence of a Russian surveillance ship that has been conducting unsafe operations off the southeastern coast of United States. According to a Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued by USCG Sector Charleston on Monday, the Coast Guard has received reports indicating that the Russian Navy's Viktor Leonov (AGI-175) … [Read more...]