10 Su-27SM Flankers & 4 Su-30 Super Flankers Stationed In Crimea

As promised, Moscow is finally beefing up its air combat punch on the Crimean Peninsula. Sputnik news has pictures of Russia's new fighter regiment at Belbek Air Base, on the western Crimean coast. The base is stated to imminently house 10 highly upgraded Su-27SM and four state of the art Su-30 Super Flankers. » 11/26/14 10:18pm Yesterday 10:18pm

This Drone Footage From Chernobyl Is Beautifully Haunting

At this point, the nuclear wasteland that is Chernobyl and the surrounding city of Pripyat, Ukraine, are both overradiated and overexposed. It's hard to show the devastation in ways we haven't seen before in movies, in video games, and on the Internet. So the way this drone has filmed the city isn't just gorgeous,… » 11/26/14 12:35pm Yesterday 12:35pm

Russia Launches New Media Outlet, Gets Off To Horrible Flying Start

Russia launched a new media brand earlier this week, entitled Sputnik, to counter what it calls "aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world." And it started off with a bang, publishing an article on November 10, 2014, entitled "US Lacks Proof of Military Convoys in Donetsk Belonging to Russia." » 11/12/14 1:19pm 11/12/14 1:19pm

Russian Militias Are Now Blowing Up Gas Stations For Fun In Ukraine

The militias fighting to piss off the Ukrainian government expand Vladimir Putin's powerbase in the most obnoxious way possible achieve Freedom and Independence in Eastern Ukraine are definitely, definitely not just local hooligans suspiciously well-equipped with RPGs. So here they are blowing up a gas station. » 11/10/14 3:11pm 11/10/14 3:11pm

Surface To Air Missile Fail: The Ukrainian Navy Can't Catch A Break

The Ukrainian Navy has had a pretty miserable time as of late, and this dud OSA-M surface to air missile is just the start of it. The ship depicted in the video above, U-209 Ternopil, a Grisha Class corvette and one of the the newest ships in the Ukrainian Navy, was seized by Russia after their annexation of Crimea. » 9/10/14 6:34pm 9/10/14 6:34pm

France Withholds Delivery Of Amphib Aircraft Carriers From Russia

The Mistral Class deal with Russia has been very controversial from the start, and in a major reversal today by the French Government, it looks like the delivery of Russia's new amphibious assault ships will be withheld due to that country's continued destabilizing involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. » 9/04/14 7:14pm 9/04/14 7:14pm

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:11am 8/16/14 11:11am

Pro-Russian Rebels Find Soviet-Era High-Speed Spy Drone

The soft war between what were once two supreme members of the Soviet Union continues to simmer, and along with it some interesting and extremely dated technology is being brought to the fight, as is the case with this video depicting a TU-143 'Reys' short-range reconnaissance drone in pro-Russian rebels' hands. » 8/03/14 10:14am 8/03/14 10:14am

Two Ukrainian Attack Jets Reportedly Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Two Ukrainian Su-25 attack jets were reportedly shot down over a rebel-controlled area in Eastern Ukraine early today, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The jets were returning from a mission near the town of Dmytrivka when they were struck by anti-aircraft missiles. » 7/23/14 10:31am 7/23/14 10:31am

Pentagon Blames Russia For Separatist Support In MH17 Tragedy

At a Pentagon briefing held just moments ago about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S. believes Russia continues to support pro-Russian separatists with military equipment and financial support, and allows them to enter Ukraine freely. » 7/18/14 1:46pm 7/18/14 1:46pm

Could Russian Or Pro-Russian Forces Have Shot Down MH17?

In horrific news, Malaysia Air flight 17, a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed after being shot down. People are suggesting it could have been shot down either by Russia's built-up air defense apparatus along its border with Ukraine or by pro-Russian separatists with a mobile radar-guided SAM… » 7/17/14 1:49pm 7/17/14 1:49pm