British Army Training the Ukrainian Armed Forces to Fight the Russians Operation ORBITAL was launched in February 2015 in response to a request from the Ukrainian government to provide guidance […]» Read more
The Russian Federation is the world’s largest country covering over 17m2 km, with a population of over 143 million. Military conscription is compulsory, giving Russia a total of over 1 million active service personnel. Military spending is at approx $70bn per year (2014 figures), putting Russia into third place behind the USA and China, although expenditure is expected to rise substantially. Russia is the world’s largest exporter of arms, with a 30% share of the total export trade. Russia is a founder member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Russian Aggression Against Ukraine a Threat to European Security In a joint statement released today, 21 November, by the British and Ukrainian ministries of defence, the MOD signalled its intention […]» Read more