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‘Arab Spring’ scenario used in Ukraine – Russian Defense Minister

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Russian Defense Minister – Sergei Shoigu

A scenario similar to the “Arab Spring” was used in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “With great sorrow, I noted that the scenario similar to the ‘Arab Spring’ was used in that country,” Shoigu said during a meeting with the heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Policies of current authorities threaten collapse of Ukraine – Russian Defense Minister

Short-term actions by the current authorities in Ukraine are threatening the collapse of the country, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“The games by the Kiev leadership with neo-nazis and the expansion of Russophobic tendencies may turn into a tragedy not only for Ukraine, but also for all of Europe,” Shoigu said during a meeting with the heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, RIA Novosti reports.

Shoigu said the most complex situation now is developing in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, where “nationalists are attempting to suppress the Russian-speaking population, including using force.”

Russia not threatening Ukrainian statehood – Defense Minister

Russia is posing no threat to Ukraine’s statehood, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“The threat to Ukraine’s statehood is in the deep domestic political and economic crisis and not from Russia,” Shoigu said during a meeting with the heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

 

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President Vladimir Putin observed Western and Central Military District forces exercises

Arrival at Kirillovsky Test Ground.

Arrival at Kirillovsky Test Ground.

March 3, 2014, 19:20 Kirillovsky Test Ground, Leningrad Region

Arrival at Kirillovsky Test Ground. -

Observing Western and Central Military District forces exercises. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu -left- and Head of General Staff Combat Training Directorate Ivan Buvaltsev.

Observing Western and Central Military District forces exercises. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu -left- and Head of General Staff Combat Training Directorate Ivan Buvaltsev.

Observing Western and Central Military District forces exercises. With Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu -left- and Head of General Staff Combat Training Directorate Ivan Buvaltsev.-

The President was accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Commander of the Western Military District Anatoly Sidorov and Head of General Staff Combat Training Directorate Ivan Buvaltsev.

The exercises, which began on February 26, are being conducted as part of a snap inspection of combat readiness of Western and Central Military District forces and a number of armed forces’ branches.

via President of Russia.

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Breaking news / Lavrov, Shoigu to meet with Egyptian counterparts in Moscow on Feb 13

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Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sis Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi,in Cairo on Nov. 14, 2013.

Two plus two negotiations involving the foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Egypt will take place in Moscow on February 13.

“The meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi, Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be held on February 13,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Both Egyptian ministers will already be in Moscow on Wednesday, a source said.

Apart from the two plus two meeting there will be broader bilateral contacts between the countries’ foreign affairs and defense officials, the diplomat said.

Breaking News / Russian Defense Minister arrived to Cairo

russian defense minister sergei shoigu

russian defense minister sergei shoigu

Russian  defense minister Sergei Shoigu arrived to Cairo in a two-day visit expected to revive ties between the two countries amid tension between Egypt and the United States. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with their Egyptian counterparts Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.