DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 21, 2008, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin maintained at the UN Security Council Tuesday night, Aug. 19, that the French-brokered ceasefire accord his government and Georgia signed allows Russian troops to stay in a buffer zone on the Georgian side of the South Ossetian border.
Churkin objected to the draft's affirmation of Georgia's ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 21, 2008, 9:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report Moscow's planned retaliation for America's missile interceptors in Poland and US-Israeli military aid to Georgia may come in the form of installing Iskandar surface missiles in Syria and its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.
Russian Baltic and Middle East warships, submarines and long-range bombers may be ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2008, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's exclusive military sources reveal a Russian fleet of warships and marine forces massed opposite the semi-autonomous region of Ajaria on Georgia's southwestern border with Turkey, ready to punish what it regards as Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili's further provocations.
The appearance of five former Warsaw pact rulers alongside Saakashvili ...
What really started the sudden Caucasian flare-up? Why did Saakashvili boil this pot up for the West?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2008, 9:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
The latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly sifts through the welter of claims and counter-claims to pin down the whys and wherefores of this conflict - and, intriguingly, what lies behind Russia's overkill against Georgia.
This and other exclusive disclosures and insights are featured in our latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly issue out Friday.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2008, 11:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
With no sign of a Russian military withdrawal from Georgia, Monday, Aug. 18, Russian president Dimitry Medvedev said, "Further aggression against Russian citizens will have a crushing response."
The pro-Moscow South Ossetian president Eduard Kokoity asked for a permanent Russian base in the breakaway province - not international observers.
US officials ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2008, 9:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
Both sides in the Russian-Georgian war traded accusations of continuing the fighting and genocide Monday, Aug. 11, the fourth day of the conflict, as the Kremlin rejected the Georgian president's Mikhail Saakashvili's ceasefire document before it was delivered by the French and Finnish foreign ministers from Tbilisi.
The Russian ambassador ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2008, 8:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
Moscow pumped more troops to the embattled breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as the flare-up Saturday, Aug. 9 edged toward all-out war.
The Israeli military advisers commissioned by the Georgian president tried to hold back Friday's invasion of Tskhinvali. They then advised him to pull his army out of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2008, 8:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, under heavy Russian siege, claimed Monday night, Aug. 11, that the Russians had invaded the country and "cut it in half". A full-scale retreat of Georgian troops was ordered from the border town of Gori to defend the capital ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 14, 2008, 10:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The five-point document was first presented by French president Nicolas Sarkozy to President Dimitiy Medvedev in Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, after Moscow halted military operations in Georgia. It was later amended by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili. Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said his government does not object to the changes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2008, 1:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The flight took off from the Georgian capital Tuesday, Aug. 12, bound for Tel Aviv with Israeli visitors and scores of local Jews stranded in the country by the hostilities. Second and third flights are due later. Some 500 Israeli visitors and distressed local Georgian Jews asked to be evacuated.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2008, 6:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
Latest developments Sunday, Aug. 10, 08
- The Russian claim to have sunk a Georgian warship in the Black Sea during an attack on Russian vessels is not confirmed.
- Moscow rejected Georgia's appeal for a ceasefire, demanding its unconditional withdrawal from the breakaway South Ossetia, now controlled by superior Russian forces.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2008, 3:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters Wednesday night, Aug. 6: "There have been no firm agreements or understandings or any kind of concerted work" against Iran over its nuclear program.
The Russian ambassador also denied setting a deadline for Iran to respond to the offer made on June 19. "The ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2008, 1:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
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When Damascus confirmed peace talks with Israel on May 21, a secret high-powered military purchasing delegation, headed by air force-air defenses commander Gen. Akhmad Ratyb, was already in Moscow. With a $5 billion allocation in hand from Tehran, the delegation was bidding ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2008, 7:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources reveal that the Russian Amur 1 Class PM 138 naval boat, caught up in the heavy storm raging across the Middle East and Mediterranean last week, flashed a distress signal Tuesday Feb. 19. A Greek Navy frigate responded to the call and escorted the PM ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Moskva missile carrier takes part in big Russian navy maneuver starting in Mediterranean Tuesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 18, 2008, 8:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russia has drawn eleven warships from its Black Sea and Atlantic Northwest fleets for a joint war game in the Mediterranean to underline its drive for a naval presence. They rendezvous off Malta Tuesday, Jan. 15. Dmitry Medvedev, President Vladimir Putin's chosen successor, said Friday, Jan. 11: "Russia must restore ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Russian experts arrive to install Russian TOR-M1 air defense batteries at Iran's nuclear facilities<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 2, 2008, 10:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources assert that the multi-functional, multiple layer hardware substantially upgrades the shield protecting Iran's banned uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Isfahan, as well as Bushehr, from many types or air and missile attack.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: First Russian fuel shipment delivered at Iran's Bushehr reactor, Putin due in Middle East a week before Bush<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2007, 2:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Kremlin, in advanced muscle-flexing mode, announced Monday, Dec. 17, the delivery of the first fuel shipment to power the Iranian nuclear reactor Russia is building at Bushehr. The announcement coincided with an international conference in Paris for 60 countries to consider the Palestinians' aid application.
Our Moscow sources report ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2007, 12:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The foreign ministry in Moscow announced Monday, Dec. 17, the delivery of the first fuel shipment to power the Iranian nuclear reactor Russia is building at Bushehr. The announcement coincided with an international conference in Paris for 60 countries to consider the Palestinians' application for $5.6 bn in aid. More...
Kosovo issue deadlocked between NATO and Russia as deadline expires Monday for mediation with Serbia on province's future<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 12, 2007, 4:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
Kosovo Albanians are holding off a unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia until early next year - "much earlier than May." debkafile adds: They are wary of pushing the Serbian general elections next year into returning the ultra-nationalist Radical Party now in opposition. Kosovo independence is fully supported ...