Contents tagged with Military Exercises

  • Russia fires cruise missile in Crimea

    During a Russian military drill in annexed Crimean territory, a cruise missile was fired from an Utyos coastline stationary missile system, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

    The missile was fired as part of a routine tactical exercise for a group of mixed strike forces from the Black Sea Fleet.

    “During the anti-ship missile’s final stage of flight, a Su-30SM multipurpose fighter from the naval aircraft fleet intercepted the airborne target and destroyed it using an aerial guided …

  • Media: Over the past 2 years Russia has conducted three times more military exercises than NATO

    Over the past two years Russia had held three times more military exercises than NATO countries, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The newspaper conducted the research and compiled an interactive table of all the maneuvers the Kremlin has arranged in the last two years.

    According to the newspaper, the West should be wary, since Russia has been arranging exercises with the participation of more than 1,500 military personnel several times more often than NATO - and this is only …

  • Ukraine sends observers to Zapad 2017 Russian-Belarusian military exercises

    Two Ukrainian observers will go, by invitation, to Belarus to monitor the Zapad (West) 2017 military exercise, according to a statement of the Office of Public Relations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The statement was published on Wednesday on the page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces on Facebook.

    "The Ukrainian side confirms the fact that Ukrainian representatives were invited to monitor the West 2017 military exercises, which are to be held on the territory of the Republic of …

  • Belarus: Representatives of 7 countries will be present at Zapad-2017 military exercise

    Belarus invited representatives of seven countries and six international organizations to the Belarusian-Russian military exercise Zapad 2017 in the fall of 2017, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Belarus on its website.

    The report emphasizes that "monitoring of the exercise has been organized in strict accordance with national legislation and international treaties."

    "Building on the practice of good-neighborliness and reciprocity, within the framework of the OSCE Vienna Document …

  • Turchynov: During Zapad-2017 military exercises Kremlin will test its army’s readiness for war with West

    During the Zapad (“West”) 2017 exercises, the Kremlin will test how ready Russia is for a major war with the West, said NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    According to him, it has been officially declared that the exercises will involve roughly 13,000 military personnel, including roughly 3,000 from the Russian Armed Forces, and roughly 280 items of weaponry and military equipment and 25 items of aviation equipment. Aside from the armed …

  • Russian strike forces carry out tactical exercises in annexed Crimea

    The Russian strike forces in annexed Crimea are carrying out tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry press service announced. As reported, a test exercise is being done with a group of mixed strike forces in the Black Sea Fleet.

    “Today, according to the military training plan of the Black Sea Fleet ships, the armed forces have begun tactical exercises,” the report states. The report notes that during the exercises, there are plans to rehearse air bombardment and the launching of …

  • Lithuania to send observers to Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 exercises

    Lithuania received permission to send observers to the Russia-Belarus exercise Zapad-2017, which will be held on September 14 to 20, reported Delfi. Lithuania will observe the exercises in Belarus and the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation.

    "Lithuania... together with other states of the region received an invitation from Russia and Belarus to observe Zapad-2017 exercises," the representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense, Asta Galdikaitė said.

    She said that …

  • Command staff exercises of the Ukrainian Air Force begin in Ukraine

    On Tuesday, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched bilateral command post exercises which include all types of aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units and radio-technical troops.

    As reported on Tuesday on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed, the goal of the exercises is to plan and manage troops and provide all-round support during the preparation and conduct of combat operations in responsible areas in a rapidly changing environment.

    “During the practical phase …

  • Journalist: Russian weapons and equipment are moving towards Ukrainian borders

    In Russia this week, there is an unprecedented movement of military equipment being flown into the Moscow Region, as well as into Kostroma, Samara, and Volgograd. Military equipment is being moved via aircraft into the European part of the Russian Federation from Novosibirsk. Russia states that this is part of the Zapad-2017 exercises, according to journalist and military correspondent, Andrei Tsaplienko’s blog on website.

    The exercised will begin on September 14th in six formations in …

  • 2,500 soldiers from Ukraine and 14 countries will participate in the 'Rapid Trident 2017' exercises

    More than 2,500 soldiers from Ukraine and 14 partner countries will take part in the international exercise "Rapid Trident-2017", which will begin in the Lviv region in early September this year, reported Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. "The current exercises will be held on a larger scale than in previous years ... Our goal is quality preparation for the ‘Rapid Trident 2017’ international exercises," said Poltorak on Thursday during an audit of the National Academy of Ground Forces.

    "Joint …