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Russia shows for the first time in Turkey the Su-57s

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Russia shows for the first time in Turkey the Su-57s - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Russia will participate in the International Arms Exhibition “IDEF 2021”, which will be hosted in Constantinople from 17 to 20 August, with the latest products of its defense industry.

The Russian arms export company, Rosoboronexport, said in a press statement that it will display the latest products of the Russian defense industry that have not been shown in Turkey before, during the “EDIF 2021” exhibition, including the 5th-generation Su-57 fighter jet and new Russian self-propelled 155 mm Msta-S howitzer will be presented there

Among the exhibits of Russia at IDEF 2021 are miniature models of the Su-35 fighter, the Ka-52 helicopter, and the T-90S tank.

In total, the Russian army information post includes information on more than 400 types of Russian products that can have military use, military, and peaceful dual-use, or peaceful use, including products of the “Almaz-Anti” air defense complex, which offers its most famous products, such as the “S-400” missile system, the anti-aircraft system, “Viking” and “Buk-M2A” system.

Among the Russian institutions that will present their products at the exhibition “IDEF 2021” is the company “Kalashnikov”, which will display its most prominent products of light firearms.

Chinese tanks well prepared to beat their Russian counterparts in “Tank Biathlon”

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Chinese tanks well prepared to beat their Russian counterparts in "Tank Biathlon" - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Chinese army has already sent a train with the tanks of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Forces to Russia, and as in previous years, Chinese “96B” tank crews will participate in the competition.

China will participate in the Russian “Tank Biathlon” competition, which will be held as part of the Russian military games from August 22 to September 4, 2021.

The first international tank biathlon competition was held at the Alabino proving ground in the Moscow Oblast, on 12–17 August 2013 and continues as the tank biathlon gets more and more popular.

Chinese media reports that the Chinese team is well prepared to beat its Russian counterpart in the competition. It is noteworthy that the International Tank Biathlon – 2021 will be held at the Alabino training ground on the outskirts of Moscow.

The International Army Games is an annual Russian military sports event organized by the Ministry of Defense of Russia (MoD). The event, which was first staged in August 2015, involves close to 30 countries taking part in dozens of competitions over two weeks to prove which is the most skilled.

“We are with our Greek brothers in the battle with the flames”

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"We are with our Greek brothers in the battle with the flames" - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

As more and more countries are sending firefighting help to battle the wildfires that have hit hard Greece, Serbia is sending ground and air support to battle the fires fronts.

More Specifically, the Serbian embassy announced:

“We are with our Greek brothers in the battle with the flames. Today, Serbian firefighters are also fighting to contribute to the extinguishing of the fires. The aid consists of 55 Serbian firefighters, 13 vehicles and 3 helicopters. “

The United Kingdom with 21 firefighters and Qatar with 69 firefighters and 5 vehicles are also helping to fight the fires alongside many other nations.

According to information, in addition to the missions already operating in the country and the German forces that will arrive in about two days, other countries whose fire brigades have either arrived or are on their way are Poland with 143 firefighters and 46 vehicles, Slovakia with 72 firefighters and 25 vehicles, Austria with 43 people and 11 vehicles, Kuwait with 42 firefighters and the Czech Republic with 35 firefighters and 14 vehicles.

Prime Minister of Israel: Iran and Hezbollah drag Lebanon to war

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Prime Minister of Israel: Iran and Hezbollah drag Lebanon to war - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett blamed Hezbollah and Iran for any upcoming war in Lebanon.

Bennett Bennett said: “Iran and Hezbollah are dragging Lebanon to open a front with Israel,” stressing at the same time that his country “does not accept firing on its territory.”
In this regard, he called on Lebanon and its army to “take responsibility for what is happening in their backyard.”

“In Lebanon, there is a very important awakening of many citizens against Hezbollah and Iranian interference in a country that is in the midst of a severe economic and political crisis,” he added.

LEO1 FIRE FIGHTING TANK: The Greek army beasts that fight wildfires

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Fire fighting leopard tanks were deployed by the Greek army on the fire fronts to step up efforts to put out the fires. The fire fighting tanks belong to the Greek Armor Training Center in Avlona that gave orders to these greek modified leopard tanks to move on any fire front if its deemed necessary.

These tanks are called “OLYMPUS”, “DEFKALION” and “DAVID”. “DAVID” had participated in the operations in Kastanies of Evros after Turkey tried to push more than 100.000 immigrants illegally to Greece in 2020. The tanks were built with greek modification in 2014 by the 304 Advanced Base Factory of the Greek Armed Forces.

They have a capacity of 12.5 tons and a range of about 35 meters, while they have the advantage that they can operate in inaccessible places that can not be approached by vehicles of the fire brigade since they are built at the base of the Leopard 1A5 tank.

The Greek army fire fighting tanks have been built initially to be used in shooting ranges but are now playing an active role in the country’s difficult effort to extinguish fires at the request of the Greek Civil Protection.

Israeli fighter jets target Gaza after the launch of incendiary balloons

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Israeli fighter jets target Gaza after the launch of incendiary balloons - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

At dawn on Saturday, Israeli fighter jets launched raids on targets in the Gaza Strip.

“Our fighter jets targeted a camp and a rocket launch point in Gaza, in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Strip,” Israeli army spokesman Avichai Adraee said.

The news comes as Israeli firefighting crews said that they saw the incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip that caused fires in Israeli communities.

The ambulance crews stated that 4 fires broke out on Friday afternoon, including 3 in the Kissufim Forest and the fourth in the Beeri Forest, all close to the borders of the Gaza Strip, due to incendiary balloons coming from the Strip

No Palestinian party has claimed responsibility for launching the incendiary balloons.

Last June, the Palestinian factions decided to stop launching incendiary balloons towards Israel, to give Egyptian efforts a chance to succeed in reopening the crossings.

Terrorists use IEDs & kill two soldiers and injure a third in Algeria

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Terrorists used IEDs in Algeria to explode again in the mountainous heights in the centre of the country, killing two soldiers and injuring another.

The Algerian Ministry of Defense announced, in a statement, that “the two soldiers, Fouad Meziane and Salah El-Din Omar, were killed in the field, and the soldier, Deeb Badreddine, was slightly wounded.”

The statement pointed out that “the criminal operation took place, yesterday, Friday, after the explosion of a homemade mine during a search operation in the area of ​​Tachta Zuqagha in the Wilayat of Ain Defla (central) in the first military region.”

After condoling the families of the two victims, the Algerian army chief of staff reiterated his country’s determination to continue its efforts in combating terrorism, and his insistence on “hunting down the remnants of these criminals and eliminating them wherever they are found across the entire national territory.”

Shoigu claims that Crimea “always has been & always will be” Russian

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Shoigu claims that Crimea "always has been & always will be" Russian - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Crimea has been and will always be part of Russia, the Russian defense minister said on Friday, responding to a claim by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the peninsula’s return to Kiev’s control is a “matter of time.”

Speaking to journalists in Sergey Shoigu strongly disagreed with Zelensky’s assessment that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.

“The leaders of Ukraine come and go, but Crimea has always been, is, and will be Russian,” Shoigu said.

On Tuesday, in an interview Ukrainian president, Zelensky argued that citizens of Ukraine have fond recollections associated with Crimea and the Black Sea, claiming that his fellow countrymen love the peninsula more than Russians do.

“I lived there. It is my land. It is not their land and will not be,” he said. “They will not raise their future generations here. Their children won’t live here. They won’t die for our land. It will never be Russian territory.”

South Korea condemns attack on Israeli Tanker

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South Korea condemns attack on Israeli Tanker - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

South Korea announced, on Friday, its strong condemnation of the recent attack on the oil tanker “Mercer Street” in the Arabian Sea.

In a statement, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said the attack was a “clear violation of international law.” The ministry added in a statement that it “rejects all actions that contradict peace and stability in the Middle East.”

She expressed her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased sailors and their bereaved families.

In this context, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced, last Wednesday, that his country addressed the UN Security Council regarding Iran’s attack on the tanker “Mercer Street” in the Sea of ​​Oman. Mercer Street, occupied by an Israeli billionaire, was attacked, and Tel Aviv accused Tehran of being behind it.

URGENT: New rocket fire from Lebanon triggers Israeli response

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URGENT: New rocket fire from Lebanon triggers Israeli response - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Sirens sounded again in Israel with at least 10 rockets fired from Lebanon targeting Israel. Most of the rockets aimed at northern Israel were intercepted by the Israeli armed forces, while the rest fell in open areas near the Golan Heights.

The Israeli military has said it will not allow attacks on Israeli civilians to go unanswered and has launched an offensive in parts of Lebanon from which rockets were fired.

Rockets were fired from Lebanon at Israel two days ago. In particular, three rockets were fired, one of which failed and landed on Lebanese soil, while the other two hit an open point in northern Israel.

Israel has said it blames the Lebanese government for the attacks, saying that could had prevented such incidents. The attacks on Israel are likely to come from the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terrorist organization backed by Iran.

The recent attacks on Israel are probably the result of increased tensions between Iran and Israel on the occasion of the incident with the attack on the Israeli tanker. Today’s attack may also be related to yesterday’s statement by the Israeli Defense Minister that Israel could attack Iran if deemed necessary.