Contents tagged with Defender Europe 2020
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the country’s security forces, discussing the response to NATO's military exercises "Defender Europe 2020", reports Belta news agency.
"I wouldn't want us to look at it as saber-rattling. We do not consider NATO exercises, which are conducted in close proximity to our borders, as such. It is also because they [ NATO] have significantly deviated from their original plans," Lukashenko stressed.
He also expressed confidence that …
Russia has asked NATO member states not to conduct military exercises during the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II in May, announced Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
"We appealed to the European countries to abandon active exercises during this period," Grushko said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
According to Grushko, the coronavirus pandemic changed the situation with the exercises, "turning it all in another plane." He noted that the role of all instruments of …
The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet has worked out missile strikes using Iskander tactical missile systems, Interfax reports.
According to the spokesperson of the Baltic Fleet Roman Martov, the Iskander crews covertly advanced to the designated positions. They prepared the launching pads there and performed single and multiple missile launches at targets. Missile launchers, airfields, protected facilities and military command posts were used as hypothetical targets.
In addition, the Iskander crews …
NATO is creating a "striking fist" near Russia's borders, strengthening its military presence in Eastern Europe in close proximity to Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.
Zakharova’s statement was made in response to the reports about NATO's plans to hold Defender Europe-2020 military exercises in April and May. The exercises will be held by the United States but will involve other NATO members. …
At the start of next year, the US will dispatch three tank brigades and thousands of other types of troops to Europe to participate in the largest US-led military exercise on the continent in the last 25 years, writes Stars and Stripes, the US Defense Department newspaper.
The press service of the United States European Command (EUCOM) announced that the Defender Europe 2020 exercises will be held in Europe next year. The drills will be conducted in ten countries, but primarily in Germany and …