Contents tagged with NATO

  • Breedlove calls to return U-2 spy plane to Europe to conduct surveillance on Russia

    The Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe, Philip Breedlove, urged to return the reconnaissance aircraft U-2 to the European Union, which was actively used during the Cold War.

    According to the General, they are required to conduct surveillance on the "resurgent and aggressive Russia", reports The Independent.

    Breedlove thinks that the U-2 reconnaissance planes, which are one of the "additional intelligence means", will be able to effectively confront "the growing threat from Moscow" after …

  • Georgia to send troops to Afghanistan as part of NATO mission

    The Georgian military will go to Afghanistan to participate in the mission, ‘Resolute Support,’ as reported by the Press Service of the Georgian Ministry of Defense. The soldiers will stay in Afghanistan for seven months and will be divided into two groups. The reinforced company of the 42nd Battalion of the Fourth Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces will work on the protection of the ‘Resolute Support’ headquarters, located in Kabul, and a National Guard platoon and the 52nd Battalion of …

  • NATO Secretary General insists on maintaining sanctions against Russia

    As reported by Reuters, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged the US and EU not to lift sanctions until Moscow has fulfilled its obligations related to the settlement of the conflict.

    "We have seen their actions, we have seen the economic sanctions by the US and EU and, I believe, it is important for us that the sanctions remain in effect," Stoltenberg said at a conference of the German Marshal Fund on March 18 in Brussels.

    The Foreign Ministers of the EU are trying to preserve the …

  • Bill on countering Russian propaganda presented in the US Senate

    A new bill aimed at strengthening Washington’s efforts in countering propaganda and misinformation spread by Russia, China and other countries, was presented in the US Senate. The bill, entitled Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016, was created in response to calls by the US Congress, European governments and NATO to strengthen forces to counter misinformation campaigns.

    The new US legislation, developed by the United States Senator from Ohio, Rob Portman and the United States Senator …

  • Poland to send a company of soldiers to the Baltic States

    During the meeting with the Minister of Defence of Latvia, Raimonds Bergmanis, the Polish Defence Minister, Anthony Macierewicz, confirmed that Poland will send a company of soldiers to the Baltic States, as reported by the main online news publication in the Baltic States Delfi, with reference to the Press Department of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia.

    Currently the soldiers of the US Army, on a rotational basis in Eastern Europe, are stationed in Latvia. Previously, soldiers from other …

  • Latvia detects Russian warships near its territorial waters

    The Latvian National Armed Forces has detected Russian warships in its economic zone.

    "In the Latvian economic zone, at a distance of 20 nautical miles from the state border, armed forces detected a Russian warship of the Steregushchiy class, a submarine technical support vessel of Kashtan class and the Kilo class submarine," this was stated in a message on the Armed Forces of Latvia’s Twitter page.

    It is worth noting that NATO counted 250 recent interceptions of Russian military aircraft in …

  • Condoleezza Rice tells Ukraine to wait until the sanctions affect the Russian economy

    The former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, believes that the US has to help Ukraine and strengthen its security. At the same time, it is necessary to adhere to the Minsk Agreements and wait until sanctions and low oil prices impact the Russian economy.

    “I believe that we should help Ukraine to protect itself. I believe that people should have the ability to protect themselves with the help of small arms. However, the American Government didn’t choose this path and I …

  • NATO chooses US Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti as next Supreme Allied Commander

    The North Atlantic Council, NATO’s principal decision-making body, approved the nomination of General Curtis M. Scaparrotti of the United States Army as the next Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR), as stated in a NATO press release.

    “Upon completion of national confirmation processes, he will take up his appointment as successor to General Philip M. Breedlove, United States Air Force, at a change of command ceremony at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, …

  • Belarusian Foreign Ministry doesn't see a threat in Ukraine's cooperation with NATO

    As reported by RIA Novosti, according to the Belarusian Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Pavel Muraveyko, Belarus is not concerned with Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO and does not see any threat from Ukraine.

    “What is happening in its territory and the involvement of NATO countries at this time is not critical or challenging for our country. We should have a good understanding of these processes which take place and know that NATO is interested in increasing the number …

  • Estonian Intelligence: Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread to Baltic States

    Estonian Foreign Intelligence has estimated the strategic objectives of Russia and, according to them, the conflict in Ukraine may spread to Baltic countries.

    The military conflict in the Baltics may erupt due to miscalculations by the Russian command. This was stated in the annual report of the Foreign Intelligence of Estonia. According to the Delfi news portal, these miscalculations, in turn, could be the consequence of the Russians' view that there is a military threat from the West.

    The …