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Ministry of defense: a sudden check of troops is not directed against other countries

Ongoing in Russia the sudden check of combat readiness of troops is not directed against other countries, said Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin.

"All the tasks of carrying out sudden checks are performed according to the approved plan. The results of the actions of connections and parts will be analyzed. Once again that sudden check combat readiness of the troops is the exercise training and not directed against other countries. Any relationship between conducted in the course of inspection activities and escalation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is missing", - Fomin said at a briefing.

The defense Ministry rejected the connection between the inspection of troops and the conflict in the Caucasus

Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin has categorically rejected the link between the activities of Armed forces exercises for combat training and the deteriorating situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

"These verification activities are carried out routinely and represent an important stage of preparation for SKSU "Caucasus – 2020" - are his words in the message of the Ministry of defense.

The defense Ministry rejected the connection between the teachings and the escalation in the Caucasus

Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin has categorically rejected the ongoing relationship between the armed forces in training activities and aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, reports the defense Ministry.

July 17, conducted a snap inspection of the troops and forces of the Western and southern military districts, formations of the airborne troops, as well as formations and military units of Marines of the Northern, Pacific, Baltic, black sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla. As noted by Fomin, the Russian defense Ministry informed the foreign partners about the goals and objectives of activities undertaken during the sudden check of combat readiness of troops.

The expert assessed the results of Russian-French consultations

The Russian-French consultations in the format "2 2" gives hope for the restoration of dialogue and the overcoming of the misunderstandings between Russia and the EU, France as one of the leading political forces of the European Union with the Foundation of traditional historical ties with Russia, trying to contribute to it, said RIA Novosti leading researcher of the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of political Sciences Sergei Fedorov.

Thursday in Paris was held a Russian-French consultations on strategic stability in the format "2 2". The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and Grushko Alexander Deputy head of the defense Ministry Alexander Fomin. As reported, the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of European and global security, strategic stability, and current issues of non-proliferation and arms control, the prevention of an arms race in space, the relations Russia–EU and Russia–NATO. The French foreign Ministry, in turn, informed that the consultations were discussed military and political aspects of regional and international crises, including the situation in Iran, Libya, Syria and the consequences of a pandemic coronavirus.

Smoked fish: a piquant delicacy or poison

I ate smoked fish in hot weather and where it is better not to buy, said in an interview with radio Sputnik, the Executive Director of the Association of production and trading enterprises of the fish market Alexander Fomin.

Historically, the hot Smoking of fish increases the shelf life of salted fish. However, over time many have realized that it is delicious and gives the product a certain piquancy. On the market are not equipped with refrigerators, hot-smoked fish is better not to buy, said in an interview with radio Sputnik, the Executive Director of the Association of production and trading enterprises of the fish market Alexander Fomin.

Kosachev: the US wants to shift the blame for the failure to comply with agreements on weapons

U.S. looking for a pretext to shift blame for the failure of agreements in the sphere of arms control to other countries, said RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

The Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said on Friday that during a long period, the US is leading a consistent policy of refusal of obligations in the field of arms control to provide the conditions for military dominance. The spokesman told RIA Novosti that the United States advocated the establishment of an effective international system for arms control and against the tripartite arms race with Russia and China.

The US has accused Russia of violating arms control

The US advocated the establishment of an effective international system for arms control and against the tripartite arms race with Russia and China, said RIA Novosti the representative of the state Department.

On Friday the Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said that for a long period of time the United States carried out a consistent policy of denying its obligations in the sphere of arms control to provide the conditions for military dominance.

The expert commented on the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty

US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) gave himself a free hand against China and the deployment of missiles in Asia, according to the Deputy Director of the Center for comprehensive European and international studies, faculty of world economy and international Affairs NRU HSE, member of the RIAC (Russian international Affairs Council) Dmitry Suslov.

Earlier, the Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said that Russia does not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat and reason for the destruction of the INF Treaty. Also, according to him, the statements of former adviser to the US President for homeland security John Bolton on the increasing threats from China are commonplace misrepresentation of the facts.

The General explained the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty

The current us administration does not want a system of arms control, including nuclear, so they are easily abandoned and the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), said Tuesday RIA Novosti former head of the international Treaty Directorate of the defense Ministry Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Buzhinsky.

He commented on the statement of the Deputy head MOE of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin that the United States hold consistent policy of refusal of obligations in arms control, to provide facilities for military dominance.

The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty was planned in advance, said the Ministry of defence

The US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) was planned in advance is groundless to accuse Russia of violating the agreement, told reporters Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin.

He was commenting on former adviser to Donald trump on national security John Bolton, who wrote in his memoirs that Russia allegedly supported the American arguments about the loss of relevance of the INF Treaty.

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