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NATO jets had to intercept Russian aircraft in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times last week. This was stated in the weekly report of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania.
"During the week of April 18 to 24, 2016, NATO fighter jets in the Baltic States had to intercept Russian aircraft that were flying in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times," the message stated.
The first interception occurred on April 18, 2016, when a Russian …
The senior American diplomat in Belarus, Scott Roland, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Vladimir Mackay, declared on April 25th that their countries are ready to discuss the possible return of ambassadors to Minsk and to Washington.
Mackay told journalists in Minsk that "there is a readiness on both sides for complete normalization of our relations.”
The Foreign Minister of Belarus said that the United States and his country "shouldn't look at each other through gun sights, but …
The next Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, four-star General, Curtis Scaparrotti, speaking at the special hearing of the Senate Committee on the Armed Forces, stated that the U.S.A. has to be ready for all scenarios, including military action, in dealing with Russia. Senators were especially interested in the possible confrontation with Moscow in connection with the flight of the Russian Su-24 fighter over the Destroyer Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.
The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services …
US President Barack Obama said that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have a common stance on sanctions against Russia because of its policy with regard to Ukraine: sanctions can only be lifted if Moscow fulfills the conditions of the Minsk Agreements. Obama said this on April 24th at a press conference in Hannover, after a meeting with Merkel as part of his 6-day trip abroad."Sanctions against Russia can and should be lifted only if Russia fulfills its commitments within the framework of …
The US Air Force has sent F-22 Raptors from the UK to Romania to participate in exercises in the Black Sea region, Reuters reported.
Two of the 5th generation stealth fighters and one KC-135 tanker were sent to the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania in order to participate in exercises to support the eastern NATO member states.
Earlier, the US European Command (EUCOM) reported that the US Air Force had transferred the F-22s to the UK for exercises.
The US first deployed the multi-purpose …
The U.S.A. must provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs, including Javelin anti tank missiles, as stated by General Curtis Scaparotti who may become chair of the European NATO and U.S.A. command after Philip Breedlove, Reuters reports.
Scaparotti emphasized that he agrees with other Generals that Russia poses the biggest threat for the U.S.A. and Washington should strongly defend their rights.
Speaking in the Senate, the General emphasized that he believes that the U.S.A. should provide …
Despite the attitude of European businesses toward the anti-Russian sanctions, EU leaders will not dare to remove them because they fear punitive measures by the United States, Wirtschaftswoche reported.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the German government to persuade other EU countries to extend the anti-Russian sanctions. For example, Hungary and Greece were initially skeptical about this, but now Austria and Italy are demanding the sanctions to be eased, the German newspaper …
Deputy National Security Adviser, Ben Rhodes, stated that the White House is concerned by recent information indicating that Russia is transferring more weapons into Syria.
“We are concerned that Russia is transferring military equipment into Syria,” Voice of America reported, citing the statement of Obama’s Deputy Adviser at the press conference in Riyadh.
According to Rhodes, on March 14th, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a public statement regarding the withdrawal of Russian troops …
Moscow believes that the emergence of a U.S. destroyer vessel near its borders is an attempt to put military pressure on the state. Reuters reports that the appearance of the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad marks what the Russians call an attempt of Washington to exert military pressure on Moscow. This was stated by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO, Alexander Grushko.
Grushko made the comment after completion of the first session of the NATO-Russia …
Russia is the only country in the G20 that, according to YouGov, prefers Donald Trump as president. Most other respondents would like to see Hillary Clinton win the US presidential race.
Among the major developed countries of the world, Russia is the only one that would like US Republican and billionaire Donald Trump to win the presidential elections. This follows from the results of a poll, conducted by the research company YouGov among 20 thousand adult respondents, that was commissioned by …