Russia Navy in the Red Sea

Russia in the Red Sea: Port Options in Eritrea

Eritrea has three primary areas of interest to Russian naval planners: the ports of Massawa and Assab and the offshore Dahlak Archipelago. As Russian military and financial resources are being ground down in Avdiivka and Kupyansk, Moscow has struggled to maintain progress in some of its wider foreign policy objectives (Ukrinform, November 2). Some of […]

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Russia to Build Military Bases in 6 African Countries

“The speculative report is an utterly false and mere extension of a covert and pathetic smear campaign” – Eritrea’s Minister of Information BY TESFANEWS* Russia is moving to expand its sphere of influence in Africa through new military bases in a move military experts say is aimed at building a military force in the form […]

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No Worries If Russia Opens Military Base in Eritrea: U.S. Official

NOTICE: Please be advised that the following story by the Addis Fortune reporter was found to be misleading and inaccurate. Please read the official transcript of the press briefing HERE. BY SAMSON BERHANE | ADDIS FORTUNE At a time when western powers are vying to open a military base in the Horn of Africa, a high official […]

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Foreign Help Building Eritrea Bases NOT Violation Unless Benefits Eritrean Military: UN

By Michelle Nichols | Reuters, United Nations sanctions monitors warned in an annual report released on Friday that possible foreign support for a new military base and seaport in Eritrea and the presence of foreign weapons and equipment were likely in violation of an arms embargo. The monitors told the U.N. Security Council last year […]

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