Contents tagged with Kaliningrad

  • NATO and Swedish air forces conducted reconnaissance near the borders of the Kaliningrad region

    On Monday, NATO and Swedish Air Force reconnaissance aircraft conducted flights near the Russian border in the south of the Baltic Sea, according to Western websites that monitor flights of military aircraft, Interfax reported.

    According to their information, the E-3A AWACS airborne early warning and control aircraft departed from the Geilenkirchen NATO base in Germany and approached the southern borders of the Kaliningrad region. Initially, it conducted a reconnaissance flight along the …

  • Three western aircraft carried out reconnaissance missions near the borders of the Kaliningrad region

    Russia's Interfax news agency reported citing western websites that track the flights of military aircraft that on Tuesday, February 28, three military aircraft from the United States, Sweden and NATO were conducting reconnaissance at the Russian border in the south of the Baltic.

    According to the agency, operational tasks near the coast of the Kaliningrad region were carried out by the U.S. Air Force’s RC-135W strategic reconnaissance aircraft, NATO's E-3A AWACS airborne early warning and …

  • US aircraft conducted reconnaissance mission over Russia's Baltic Sea territory

    On Monday, a US Air Force plane conducted a routine reconnaissance mission near the Russian border at Kaliningrad, according to western sites that track the flights of military aircraft, Interfax reported.

    According to the information, US Air Force Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft RC-135W, tail number 62-4138 and call sign DERN40, took off from an airbase in Mildenhall, England and approached the reconnaissance mission from the southwest over Poland. Flying at an altitude of 30,800 ft (9,400 …

  • NATO is concerned by Russia's deployment of weapons to the Kaliningrad region

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is concerned about Russia’s deployment of modern weapons in the Kaliningrad region. In particular, the concern of NATO member States is triggered by the dominance of the Russian Air Force in the airspace of the Baltic countries and the fact that the European capitals would be in range of Russian missiles in the event of a conflict, as stated by the Deputy Commander of the NATO airbase in Geilenkirchen, Ian Tickle, in an interview with the Associated Press. …

  • Two U.S aircrafts performed aerial reconnaissance mission over the Baltic and near the Crimea

    Two U.S military aircraft performed reconnaissance flights near the Russian border in the southern Baltic and near the Crimea, Interfax reported with a reference to Western websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    It is reported that an RC-135W strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. Air Force that took off from Mildenhall airbase in the United Kingdom circled along the southern border of the Kaliningrad region, in Polish airspace. In addition, a U.S. spy satellite flew …

  • Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russia aims to create a 'gray zone' in Eastern Europe

    Poland will never accept a Russian vision of the European continent and will not agree to the division of Europe into zones of influence, according to Witold Waszczykowski.

    Waszczykowski made the comment while addressing the Sejm.

    According to the minister, Russia is pushing for NATO to renounce its presence in Eastern Europe, and for the creation of a “gray zone” in this region.

    “Poland will not accept such a vision of political order in Europe, and will not agree to the division of the …

  • The Seimas of Lithuania proposed taking the Kaliningrad region from Russia

    Linas Balsys, the former press secretary of the Lithuanian President, has become a member of the Seimas and has suggested that the issue of Kaliningrad be raised again, as he stated on 20 January during the conference “The World in 2017” in Vilnius, BaltNews.lt. writes.

    According to a parliamentarian, Kaliningrad was not given to Russia forever. Now Lithuania or the leadership of the European Union should address its return, or it should be done as a joint effort.

    “During talks in both …

  • Peskov: Russia will not withdraw Iskanders from Kaliningrad until Europe's plan for anti-Russian missile system is cancelled

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, stated in his interview with BBC TV that Moscow will not withdraw its Iskander missile systems from Kaliningrad for as long as there are missile systems in Europe targeted against Russia.

    “It is a very difficult issue. We can’t just withdraw these missile systems from Kaliningrad without knowing that plans to create anti-Russian missile systems on the European continent will be cancelled,” Peskov said. Last year, …

  • US, Swedish and German aircraft conducted reconnaissance missions near Russia's borders

    According to websites that track the flights of military aircraft , planes of the U.S. Air Force, Swedish Air Force and the German Navy conducted reconnaissance missions near the sea borders of the Kaliningrad region on January 18, as reported by Russia’s Interfax news agency.

    According to their information, an RC-135W strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. Air Force with tail number 62-4138 and call sign LAVIC45, took off from an air base in Mildenhall, UK. It approached the coast of …

  • US air force aircraft conducted reconnaissance near Russia's Kaliningrad region

    A strategic U.S. Air Force RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft approached Russian borders in the southern Baltic on Monday afternoon to carry out operative tasks, Interfax reported, citing western aviation websites that monitor the movement of military aviation

    According to their information, the aircraft took off from the Mildenhall airbase in Great Britain, and carried out reconnaissance for an extended period of time along the border of the Kaliningrad region, circling in an elongated ellipse …