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International military exercises Rapid Trident-2019 will be held from September 13 to 28 near Lviv, Ukraine, reports the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on its Facebook page.
More than 3,600 troops and 600 pieces of equipment from the United States, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Lithuania, Turkey, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania will participate in the drills. The 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces of the Operational Command West that was formed during …
NATO's military exercises Northern Coasts with the participation of 3 thousand troops and 40 ships from 18 countries started in the Baltic Sea, reports the press service of the North Atlantic Alliance.
The exercises are conducted in the area of the Danish straits that are connecting the Baltic and North seas. NATO's spokesperson Oana Lungescu said that this year's exercises are held for the 13th time.
Lungescu considers that “the security environment in the region has deteriorated after …
The Estonian Defense Ministry is not worried about Russia’s deployment of a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland, err.ee writes. In fact, when discussing this base, former Estonian Defense Forces Commander Ants Laaneots predicted the collapse of Russia.
On Wednesday it was learned that Russia has established a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland which it intends to make permanent. Five helicopter pads and all the related infrastructure have been added …
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki considers it necessary to host an additional contingent of US troops and establish a long-term NATO base in Poland, he told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.
Morawiecki commented on the need to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank. In his opinion, the US should not weaken its military presence in Poland or in Germany. “It’s not a question of ‘one or the other’. We need a NATO base in Ramstein (Germany), and we need a new NATO base in Poland, …
The exercises of the Russian Navy Ocean Shield-2019 lasted almost twice longer than planned because of the actions of the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as bad weather, said the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov as quoted by RIA Novosti.
According to him, the original plan was that the exercises would be held from August 1 to August 9. However, he added, the adverse weather and the response of the NATO joint naval forces" to the actions of the Russian navy required …
Serbia won't join NATO during the presidency of Aleksandar Vučić, said Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, reports TASS news agency.
Vulin stressed that in the "military terms, Serbia remains and will remain neutral. Serbia intends to choose friends and make decisions independently" .
Serbian Defense Minister conveyed to Shoygu "the warmest greetings and personal invitation to come to Belgrade" from Vučić. Serbian authorities …
The plane with the Russian delegation and Russian government media journalists was accompanied by two Swiss Air Force fighter jets over Geneva for several minutes, reports RIA Novosti.
The Russian government delegation and journalists were on their way to cover the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron in France.
Передовой самолёт с российской делегацией и журналистами кремлёвского пула, которые будут освещать переговоры Путина и Макрона на юге Ф …
In the afternoon of August 13, the F-18 fighter jet of NATO forces approached the Russian aircraft over the Baltic to identify it. The Alliance did not know that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu is on board of that plane, reports TASS news agency with reference to the NATO's press service. NATO explained that the fighter jet approached the Russian plane because it was flying close to the Alliance's airspace.
"As soon as the identification was carried out, the plane returned to the base. …
During the period between August 5-11, NATO air patrol aircraft detected and escorted Russian aircraft nine times over the Baltics, reports Radio Liberty.
According to the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, in most cases, Russian warplanes crossed into the in the country's airspace with transponders turned off. It was only on August 6 that a Russian warplane flew into Lithuanian airspace over the Baltic sea because of the "bad weather conditions," notes Lithuanian Defense Ministry.
The Russian side …
During the Ocean Shield military exercises Russian army practices drills to block the sea routes to complicate NATO’s access to the Baltic Sea, reports LETA news agency, with reference to the Latvian Defense Ministry.
The Russian military exercises are taking place from August 1 to August 9 in the Baltics, Norwegian and North Seas. More than 10.5 thousand soldiers, 49 warships, 20 support ships, and more than 50 military aircraft are participating in drills. Some of the ships that were …