IFNR UKRAINE 14th, 15th, 16th

14 Jan 2017
14:55 New Ukrainian military exercises near Crimea look like act of provocation – Russian Federation Council member
15:11 Israel expects to develop antiterrorism cooperation with Russia – attorney general
15:24 Over 40 activists detained during unsanctioned demonstration in Moscow – opposition organization member
15:40 Finnish president expects to meet with Putin twice in 2017
16:28 Russia has always backed resolution of Cyprus problem meeting interests of all Cypriotes – Russian envoy to EU
FEODOSIA. Jan 14 (Interfax) – Russia plans to deploy more S-400 ‘Triumph’ air defense missile systems in Crimea, Lieut. Gen. Viktor Sevostyanov, the commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Army, said in an interview.

“Surely, this is planned. I wouldn’t talk about dates so far,” Sevostyanov told journalists in Feodosia on Saturday when asked whether additional S-400 systems could be deployed in Crimea.

An air defense regiment armed with a battalion of S-400 systems and its command station were put on combat duty in Crimea on Saturday.

The air defense unit stationed in Feodosia will continue to use S-300 systems, Sevostyanov said. “The S-300 system has not been put off combat duty in this regiment. It is still on combat duty,” he said.

With the S-400 on duty, the Crimean air defense system’s combat potential will be significantly higher, Sevostyanov said. “This system can simultaneously track and destroy up to 300 aerial and ground-based targets operating across the entire range of speeds and altitudes,” Sevostyanov said.

The S-400 system that has been put on combat duty in Crimea is capable of tracking and destroying targets made with the use of the stealth technology, Sevostyanov said.

“Planes, missiles, and other aerial objects made based on the stealth technology are not invisible. Perhaps the distance at which they can be detected will be shorter, but this won’t be critical: the target will certainly be detected, fired upon and destroyed if it threatens the Russian Federation,” Sevostyanov said.

The press service of Russia’s Southern Military District had told Interfax on Friday that an S-400 surface-to-air missile system had entered the inventory of the Sevastopol-Feodosia air defense missile regiment in 2016.

The regiment’s personnel were successfully retrained for S-400 systems and practiced their launches last August as part of the Caucasus 2016 exercise, it said.

The Russian military first demonstrated an S-400 system in Crimea along with a Pantsir-S combined surface-to-air missile and antiaircraft artillery weapon complex during an event organized by the Russian Defense Ministry in Kerch to recruit professional servicemen on November 19, 2016.
18:45 Russia records 2 ceasefire breaches in Syria, Turkey 16 over past 24 hours – Russian Defense Ministry

15 Jan 2017
10:54 New airport opens in northern Georgia, country’s fifth
11:14 Airplane collides with cargo loader at Moscow airport
13:44 Russian army, defense industry potential to help curb new threats to national security – military expert
16:26 U.S. NOT READY TO ACCEPT FACT OF FORMATION OF MULTI-POLAR WORLD – PATRUSHEV
17:23 Ukrainian commandos become increasingly active in Crimea – Patrushev
17:47 Patrushev notes increasing NATO activity near Russian borders
18:08 RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: 1,268 MILITANTS WITHDRAWN FROM SEVERAL POPULATED AREAS IN SYRIA
18:33 Russia records 9 and Turkey 11 ceasefire violations in Syria in past 24 hours – Russian Defense Ministry

16 Jan 2017
09:13 Turkish transport plane crashes near Bishkek Manas Airport, killing 32
09:55 FORMER DEPUTY HEAD OF KAZAKH PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION MAILYBAYEV ARRESTED FOR DISCLOSING STATE SECRETS – NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE
10:32 Novatek spends 17 mln rubles on share buyback in first week of 2017
10:38 Kazakh agricultural production up 5.5% in 2016
12:16 VOICE RECORDER DATA FROM POLISH PRESIDENTIAL JET THAT CRASHED NEAR SMOLENSK GIVEN TO POLISH SIDE – RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO POLAND
13:29 Golden Camel Group to build $22.5-mln traditional fermented milk product dairy in Kazakhstan
13:40 ONE OF TWO FLIGHT RECORDERS FROM BOEING THAT CRASHED NEAR BISHKEK FOUND – KYRGYZ PM SPOKESMAN TO INTERFAX
13:42 Russia bans import of meat, animal products from Mongolia
13:52 Azerbaijan’s inflation soars to 12.4% in 2016
14:03 Too soon to talk about extending OPEC oil agreements – envoy
15:04 DPR reports attacks on two villages
15:19 Hug to inspect Donbas dividing line on Jan 18-27 – OSCE SMM
15:24 Moscow Patriarchate church in Kyiv pelted with Molotov cocktails
15:37 Fifteen bodies of victims of Boeing crash near Bishkek ID’d
16:04 RUSSIAN TRADE SURPLUS WIDENS TO $9.137 BLN IN NOVEMBER – CENTRAL BANK
16:04 Two children wounded in attack by Ukrainian military – DPR
17:47 DPR suggests Jan 18 as date of videoconference with Medvedchuk to discuss Donbas prisoner swap on Epiphany day
17:51 Russian Defense Ministry to form two new coastal defense units to protect Northern Sea Route
18:10 Moldovan ambassador to Romania may be dismissed for criticizing new president, who deprived Basescu couple of citizenship
18:43 OSCE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE SAJDIK STATES CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS IN DONBAS
18:45 U.S. PLANS FOR LARGE-SCALE DEPLOYMENT OF ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE HAVE MASSIVE DEVASTING POTENTIAL FOR ENTIRE ARCHITECTURE OF EUROPEAN SECURITY – RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
18:57 Ceasefire violations recorded at contact line in Donbas – OSCE special representative
19:51 Political subgroup on Donbas fails to begin discussion of ‘Steinmeier formula’
21:44 Fatah, Hamas call on Russia to continue to tangibly facilitate settlement of intra-Palestinian split

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