• Estonia suggests strengthening NATO's naval and air forces in the Baltics

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Riho Terras, is of the opinion that NATO’s decision to deploy one battalion of ground forces to Poland and one to the Baltic countries is insufficient and that more thought should be given to strengthening deterrent forces at sea and in the air, Postimees reported.Terras made this statement at the meeting with the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, General Curtis Scaparrotti, that took …

  • Warsaw wants the NATO Intelligence Center to be built on Polish territory

    Poland wants the NATO Intelligence Center for the four battalions of the Alliance that will soon be deployed to Eastern Europe to be established on its territory, Radio Polsha reported.

    “The Center will be a place of rapid collection of information. This data will allow other NATO members to be aware of what is going on in the eastern flank,” the Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz stated, stressing that Berlin also supports Warsaw on this issue.

    The final decision will be …

  • NATO is preparing to strengthen its presence in Romania

    NATO intends to strengthen its military presence in Romania. The Alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said this on the 14th of June while at a meeting in Brussels, which was attended by defense ministers of member countries. He stated that the Romanian Brigade will be strengthened by soldiers from other countries.

    According to Stoltenberg, the proposal to form this international team came from Romania. Its goal is to facilitate the activities of NATO “in connection with exercises …

  • NATO calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine

    “The Russian Federation must withdraw its troops and military equipment from the territory of Ukraine and stop providing support to pro-Kremlin separatist fighting against Kiev,” Stoltenberg said after a meeting of the Defense Ministers of NATO countries in Brussels.

    According to Stoltenberg the Alliance, under the leadership of the United States, will continue to support Kiev’s positions …

  • The Pentagon could provide $500 million for Ukraine in 2017

    The US Senate has passed the S.2943 bill on Tuesday, which details the Pentagon’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The documents states that an amount of up to $500 million will be allocated to the defense needs of Ukraine. 

    “In order to assist and support, as described in paragraph A, $250 million could be transferred to the Ukrainian government,” the document states.

    There is also the possibility of using an additional $250 million as per a separate decision by the Minister of Defense in …