Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
09 August 2022 - Russia Special Weapons News
- The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 09.08 Ukraine MOD 09 Aug 2022
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00, on August 9, 2022 Ukraine MOD 09 Aug 2022
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00, on August 9, 2022 Ukraine MOD 09 Aug 2022
- Explosions Rock Russian Air Base in Crimea VOA 09 Aug 2022 -- Powerful explosions erupted at a Russian air base in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding five others, authorities said, but the cause of the blasts was unknown.
- Ukraine evacuates thousands from Donetsk ahead of winter Press TV 09 Aug 2022 -- Ukraine says it has evacuated at least 3,000 people from the eastern region of Donetsk in the last six days, as part of compulsory evacuations ahead of winter.
- Russia ramps up offensive to capture eastern Ukraine; Kiev urges 'ban' on Russians Press TV 09 Aug 2022 -- Russian forces are pressing ahead with their months-long military offensive to capture eastern Ukraine, with the former Soviet country calling for a Western-led ban on all Russians amid heavy fighting between the two sides.
- Explosions Hit Military Airport In Ukraine's Russia-Annexed Crimea, Killing One Person RFE/RL 09 Aug 2022 -- Moscow-imposed authorities in Ukraine's Crimea that was illegally annexed by Russia say explosions hit a military airport near the village of Novofedorivka, killing one person.
- Several Rounds of Ammunition Detonate at Crimea Airfield, Russian Defense Ministry Says Sputnik 09 Aug 2022 -- No casualties were reported at the airfield, where the cause of the detonation is still being investigated, the Defense Ministry added.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Russia 'temporarily' suspends US arms inspections under New START treaty Press TV 09 Aug 2022 -- Russia has "temporarily" suspended on-site inspections of its strategic nuclear weapons by the US under a 2010 arms control treaty known as New START, citing travel curbs, sanctions and coronavirus infections.
- Russia Freezes U.S. Inspections Of Its Nuclear Arsenal Under New START RFE/RL 09 Aug 2022 -- Russia has informed the United States of a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear weapons under the New START arms control treaty, claiming Western sanctions have hampered similar inspections of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors.
- Remarks by Mikhail Kondratenkov, Member of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the 10th NPT Review Conference, Main Committee III, New York, 8 August 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09 Aug 2022
- Remarks by Igor Vishnevetskii, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation to the Tenth NPT Review Conference on the current situation at the Zaporozhye NPP, Main Committee II, New York, 8 August 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09 Aug 2022
- Statement by Mikhail Kondratenkov, Member of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Main Committee III, New York, 8 August 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09 Aug 2022
- Statement by the Deputy Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Igor Vishnevetskii, Main Committee II, New York, 8 August 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 09 Aug 2022
- Russia Awaits US Reaction to Suspension of New START Treaty, Foreign Ministry Says Sputnik 09 Aug 2022 -- Russia is awaiting the US reaction in response to the suspension of New START Treaty inspections but does not expect it to come right away, Russian Foreign Ministry Nonproliferation and Arms Control Department Deputy Director Igor Vishnevetsky told journalists on Tuesday.
- Kremlin Says Russia Received No US' Proposals on New START Treaty, But Dialogue Necessary Sputnik 09 Aug 2022 -- Moscow has not received any proposals from the United States on negotiations on the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), but such a dialogue is necessary, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
- Russia temporarily halts inspections of its facilities under New START treaty People's Daily 09 Aug 2022 -- Russia has temporarily withdrawn its facilities from inspections under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the country's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.
- Belarus Air Force Starts Exercises At Home And At Russian Base RFE/RL 09 Aug 2022 -- Belarus' air force is holding exercises on its territory and at a military training base in Russia, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said on August 9.
- Mali Receives Russian Helicopters, Planes Sputnik 09 Aug 2022 -- Mali received several military planes and helicopters from Russia during an official ceremony on Tuesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
- Russian Border Guards Set Up Road Checkpoints In Southern Armenia RFE/RL 09 Aug 2022 -- Citing increased drug trafficking and other illegal cross-border activities, Russian border guards controlling Armenia's frontier with Iran have set up checkpoints along several roads in the country's southern Syunik Province.
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