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#Army

Vehicles coming from Russia queue at the Vaalimaa check point, Finland, on the border with the Russian Federation on September 28, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
Vehicles coming from Russia queue at the... […]

Europe faces dilemma on Russians fleeing Putin’s draft

The European Union is facing a tough balancing act over how to deal with Russians fleeing military mobilisation, as some countries look to block entry and others offer possible refuge
Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend training at the Santahamina military base near Helsinki on May 14, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo
Members of the MPK, the National Defence... […]

Rattled by Russia, Finns flock to military training

On a windy island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join NATO to protect itself from Russia
A banner showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Justice Prevails" displayed on a highway in the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 8, 2022. Photo: Louai Beshara / AFP
A banner showing Syrian President Bashar... […]

Russia tactics in Ukraine war mirror Syria testing ground: experts

Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict
Video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry on February 15, 2022, shows Russian tanks apparently leaving for Russia after joint exercises of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at a firing range near Brest, Belarus. Photo: RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / AFP
Video grab released by the Russian Defen... […]

Russian army, Putin’s favoured foreign policy tool

Whether they have been camped out on Ukraine's borders or moving tanks across the vast country, Russia's battle-hardened troops have made the world listen to Vladimir Putin, who wants to redefine European security