NATO should re-engage in dialogue with Russia to avoid misunderstandings and release tensions, sparked by the Alliance's increasing presence near Russia's western border, German scholar Ulrich Kühn believes.
Crimea creates own military by swearing in self-defense units. "The morale of the Ukrainian personnel in Crimea is in a depressed state. The protest moods among the servicemen are on the rise. The number of defectors is growing.” “The military hasn’t been paid for over a month. There are also food shortages,” the unnamed minister stressed.
Russia's new Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming system can be mounted on helicopters, ships and other military equipment to jam potential adversaries' weapons systems from distances of several hundred kilometers; it has been hailed by developers as having no analogue anywhere in the world. Photo: The system is mounted to a modified Mi-8MTB-5-1 helicopter.