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May 22, 2024 5:46 PM

Russia denies U.S. charge that it put anti-satellite weapon in space

Russia's top arms control diplomat dismissed as "fake news" on Wednesday an assertion by the United States that Russia had launched a weapon into low-Earth orbit that was capable of inspecting and attacking other satellites. The Kremlin has flatly denied assertions by U.S. officials that Moscow is developing a space-based anti-satellite nuclear weapon. U.S. Space Command on Tuesday pointed to the launch earlier this month of a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Plesetsk launch site, saying it likely i...

April 24, 2024 3:02 PM

Russia detains deputy of defence minister Shoigu for corruption

Russian security services detained one of Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's deputies on suspicion of taking major bribes, the highest-profile corruption case since President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in February 2022. Deputy Defence Minister Timur Ivanov was detained on Tuesday, according to a brief 22-word statement by Russia's investigative committee. The statute that the investigators cited for his detention is for accepting bribes "on a particularly large scale". He faces 15 y...

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