Contents tagged with NATO

  • NATO strengthens cooperation with Ukraine's military intelligence

    The intelligence structures of NATO member countries are intensifying cooperation with the Military Intelligence of Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The decision to increase cooperation was made on during the official visit of the Chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine Vasyl Burba to the Baltic countries.

    During the conversations, Colonel-General Burba released additional evidence of Russia's military activity in the territories  of …

  • Warsaw: US military will be stationed in Poland to contain threat from Russia

    Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaschak said the US troops will be stationed at six military bases in the East of the country, reports Polskie Radio.

    According to him, NATO forces are ready to contain a possible military threat, mainly from Russia.

    Blaschak said that Warsaw and Washington will decide on the exact location of US troops in a separate agreement.

    Last week, the presidents of the United States and Poland agreed to transfer thousands of American soldiers and a squad of …

  • Erdogan: Russian S-400 air defense systems to start arriving early July

    Russia will begin to ship the S-400 anti-air missile systems to Turkey in the first half of July, Turkish President Recep Erdogan told reporters.

    “We have discussed the topic of the S-400s with Russia, and it’s a done deal. We don’t see any problems. I think that the shipments will start in the first half of July,” said the Turkish president, as cited by TASS.

    Erdogan emphasized once again that Turkey does not plan to call off the deal.

    “In the context of the loan, Russia has granted us …

  • French Air Force to begin air patrols over Baltic in 2020

    Chief of Staff of the French Air Force Philippe Lavigne in an interview with an American magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology said that the French Air Force will begin air patrols over the Baltic countries next year.

    "As a part of NATO's plan to assure [our allies] of the support, we plan to help with a task of patrolling the Baltic region in 2020. We plan to deploy Mirage fighter jets in Estonia, as well as to conduct flights of aircraft of distant radar-tracking detection and management, …

  • Poland begins largest military drills of the year

    Poland has started the Dragon-19 military exercises in collaboration with 18 thousand soldiers from 12 NATO countries using 2.5 thousand units of military equipment.

    These are the largest military drills to take place in Poland this year, as reported by Polish Radio.

    The drills are being held on land, at sea, in the air and in cyberspace. Their main goal is to check if the Polish units are compatible with those of the allied forces, which were deployed to Poland to strengthen NATO’s eastern …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …

  • Lithuania gives Ukraine almost a million munitions

    Lithuania sent Ukraine about 256 thousand euros worth of unused ammunition for Soviet small arms, reported by Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, June 11.

    “About 1 million rounds of Soviet-made rifles and machine guns, which are no longer used by the Lithuanian army, were transported to Ukraine by Ukrainian Air Force military transport aircraft,” according to the statement.

    The ammunition was sent in accordance with the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defense to …

  • NATO Secretary General: Russian aggressive policy the main threat to the Allience

    In an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika, the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that "aggressive policy" of Russia is the main threat to NATO.

    He also noted that among other threats, there are the activities of hackers, terrorism, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa.

    The Secretary-General called the overall security situation "the most unforeseen" in many years, stressing the importance of NATO in these conditions.

    "The strong ties between Europe and …

  • Russian Navy conducts firing drills in Baltic amid NATO exercise

    A group of ships from Russia’s Baltic Fleet has entered the Baltic Sea to conduct an exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The group includes the corvettes Boikiy and Stoikiy, the small missile vessels Serpukhov, Zeleny Dol, Liven and Passat, and the anti-submarine ship Alexin. They entered the Baltic in order to practice firing torpedoes, missiles and artillery against imaginary enemy ships and airborne targets.

    During the drill, the ships will rehearse search and destroy …

  • Russia sends A-50 'flying radars' to Kuban amid NATO exercises

    The head of the press service of the Russian southern military district, Vadim Astafyev said that the long-range radiolocation detection aircrafts A-50 were relocated to the Kuban.

    According to him, "A-50 aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces flew to one of the airfields located in the Krasnodar region."

    The aircraft will monitor the air over the Black Sea during large-scale NATO exercises, which take place on the territory of several Black Sea countries in Eastern Europe.

    This will prevent …