Russia will retain its nuclear deterrence potential for the next 15-20 years, according to Andrey Dyakov, director of the Institute for Disarmament, Energy, and Ecology, affiliated to the Moscow Physical-Technological Institute. Warhead cuts down to 1,500 suggested lately by Russia is more than enough, Dyakov said at a press conference Monday. He also mentioned that, according to American experts, if even one warhead hit the US, the damage would be fatal. According to Dyakov, nuclear deterrence potential remains a feasible factor in the Russia-US relations. The expert thinks that the current task is to transform this factor and prevent it from moving to the foreground of the bilateral relations.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea