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Sergei Shoigu - Russian News

Russian defense chief Sergei Shoigu: “The submariners acted heroically in the critical situation. “They evacuated a civilian expert from the compartment that was engulfed by fire and shut the door to prevent the fire from spreading further and fought for the ship’s survival until the end.”Here's the full story.

Chinese Military - China News

“The notification letter of 6 June 2019 has been seen throughout the U.S. government and is fuelling speculation that this sudden change of policy could indicate larger plans for changes at Ream Naval Base, particularly ones that involve hosting Chinese military assets,” said the letter.Here's the full story.

Russia Declassifies Documents On Soviet Assistance to Western Countries During The Great Patriotic War - News

“If we open this volume, we will see that there is a certificate on the implementation of the resolution of the State Defense Committee of February 9, 1945 on sending bread products to the interim government of the Polish Republic. I note that the fighting is still underway. Here, right in tons, it is indicated how much and what kind of material – cereal, flour, rye, that is, food – was sent to the Polish population. In March – 20 thousand tons, in April as much. There is an indication of the stations from which it was recovering. These are all stations in the depths of the Soviet Union, ” says Victoria Kayayeva.Here's the full story.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin - Turkey - Russia News

Turkey said on Saturday there was no setback in its plan to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems, despite U.S. opposition, and President Donald Trump expressed understanding for the decision but did not rule out sanctions in response. NATO allies Turkey and the United States have been at odds over Turkey’s decision to procure the S-400s, with the United States warning of sanctions if the deal goes through. Turkey has dismissed the warnings and said it would not back down, as already strained ties between the two countries have deteriorated further over the dispute. Speaking before talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Japan, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the deal for the S-400s showed improving ties between Turkey and Russia. “Now, I believe eyes are on the delivery process of this issue, but there are no setbacks in our agreement,” Erdogan said, adding that it was a priority for Turkey that the deal includes joint production of the systems and a technology transfer. Erdogan also said it was important for Turkey to finish the first reactor in the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, its first nuclear plant, by 2023. He said non-nuclear equipment at the plant should be procured from Turkey. The plant is being built by Russia’s Rosatom at a cost of more than $20 billion. Buying military equipment from Russia leaves Turkey vulnerable to U.S. retribution under a 2017 law known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). TheHere's the full story.

Russian S-400 Triumph Air Defence Missile System

“We are open for discussions on delivering S-400 Triumph air defense systems, including to Iran. Especially given that this equipment is not subject to restrictions outlined in UN Security Council’s resolution issued on June 20, 2015,” a representative of the press service of the Russian Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Friday.Here's the full story.

Joko Widodo - Indonesian

“In the election our political choices are different but the elected president and vice president are the president and vice president for all children of the nation, for all Indonesians,” he said.Here's the full story.