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US RQ-11B RAVEN DRONE CAPTURED BY PEOPLE’S MILITIA IN EASTERN UKRAINE

The LPR People’s Militia managed to capture an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.


Photo: YouTube / Voyennaya zona

On Thursday, the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) managed to catch and land an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the area of Sokolniki village. Reportedly, the drone was flying from the direction of Krymskoye village, located on the territory, controlled by Ukraine.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was the RQ-11B Raven with the number 23018, produced by the US AeroVironment company. In July 2016, the US handed over to the Ukrainian Armed Forces a batch of the RQ11s, consisting of 24 drones.

Later, a video, showing the captured UAV, was published online.

According to spokesman for the LPR People’s Militia Maj. Andrey Marochko, the Ukrainian side actively continues to conduct reconnaissance on the territory of the republic, using UAVs that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements.



Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Armed Force…

AZERBAIJANI TROOPS ATTACKS MILITARY VEHICLE IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH REGION

The Azerbaijani Army has shelled a military truck with servicemen of the Armenian Armed Forces.


Troops in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev)

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported about another escalation of the situation in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. According to the department, during the erupted hostilities, the Azerbaijani Army shelled a military truck. Reportedly, servicemen of the Armenian Armed Forces were in the vehicle during the attack, however, this information still has not been confirmed.

Later, a video, showing a result of the attack on the military vehicle, was published online. At the same time, the Azerbaijani side considers the destruction of the military truck and troops, who were inside of it, as a great success, and does not think that it can be one of the reasons of increasing of probability of a new escalation of the conflict in the region.

There is no information about the destruction of the military vehicle in Nag…

PENTAGON TO NATO: ‘WE WANT EVERYONE TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE’

The Pentagon believes that members of the alliance should “pay their fair share.”


US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (Photo: The Daily Signal / Steven Purcell)

On Friday, ahead a meeting of the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis with defense ministers of NATO states, spokesman for the Pentagon, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said that members of the alliance should “pay their fair share.”


“We have had a long-standing policy in our government: we want everyone to pay their fair share when it comes to defense,” Davis told reporters at an off-camera briefing.

The statement was made just ahead of the meeting between the US Defense Secretary and defense ministers of other members of the alliance, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, next week.

According to a membership requirement, each member of NATO should spend at least two percent of their gross domestic product on their military budget. However, only five nations, including the US, fulfill this condition.

During his campaign trail, US President Donal…

POSSIBLE SHIFT IN THE RUSSIAN POSITION ON NOVORUSSIA

Written by The Saker; Originally appeared at his blog




Something interesting is happening in Russia. The recent murder of Givi is attracting A LOT of attention from the main media outlets, much more than any of the other murders of Novorussian commanders. Furthermore, a majority of the key people invited to express their opinion generally seem to agree on a number of conclusions:




Poroshenko is pretty much gone and finished.

The Ukronazis have all but officially declared Minsk-2 dead.

The Urkonazis have all but officially declared that they are at war with Russia

The Urkonazis don’t want any negotiated solution

The Urkonazis have now decided that an military attack on Novorussia is the only solution

Interestingly, the actual amount of Ukronazi artillery shelling has actually gone down, very significantly, during the last 48 hours, and yet by all reports the Novorussians remain in a state of pre-war. If the purpose of the murder of “Givi” was to demoralize the Novorussians then it achieved t…