• NATO has promised emergency assistance to Latvia in case of a military threat

    Should Latvia be threatened with military force, NATO's response force will be able to deploy to the country within two days, as stated by the head of the Operational Management of the NATO Force Integration Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Badman.

    On Sunday, October 16, 2016 about 500 British soldiers, along with colleagues from other countries, arrived in Latvia to participate in the Silver Arrow exercises. These exercises will last until October 31, 2016. According to Badmen, the purpose of …

  • Ukrainian Chief of General Staff: Ukraine has created four new battalions in accordance with NATO standards

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, reported that four battalions have been created in Ukraine according to NATO standards and that a fifth one was also being formed.

    As he said on Saturday, October 15, in an interview with TV Channel 5, "quite a high level of training, with quite positive feedback reciived from American and Canadian instructors regarding our military personnel’s competence and motivation."

    Muzhenko also added that Ukraine is now …

  • Putin hopes to improve relations with the United States after the presidential election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he hopes US-Russian relations will improve after the US presidential election.

    “I hope that when this debate and this difficult period in the political life of the United States end, I hope that there will be chances to restore the relations of Russia and the United States," Putin said after the BRICS summit on Sunday, October 16.

    Putin also suggested that the United States is using the “tried and tested scheme” of diverting voters’ attention …

  • Media: U.S surveillance drone conducted aerial reconnaissance near the Crimea

    The RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic unmanned surveillance aircraft of the US Air Force has conducted a reconnaissance flight near the Crimea. It approached the peninsula from the side of Ukraine and the Black Sea. This was reported by Interfax news agency with reference to portals that track the movement of military aviation.

    According to the media, the unmanned  aircraft departed from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily and flew to the Crimea from the western side of the Black Sea at an altitude of 15, …

  • The United States and Britain threaten the Kremlin with new sanctions

    The foreign ministers of the United States and Britain, John Kerry and Boris Johnson, said their countries are considering imposing new economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and the Syrian government, DW reports.

    In particular, punitive measures should be taken in response to the events in Aleppo, where hundreds of civilians were killed as a result of air strikes by the Syrian and Russian militaries.

    Kerry and Johnson expressed hope in the effectiveness of diplomatic tools to …

  • Separatist commander known as Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

    Separatist commander Arsen Pavlov, known by the call sign ‘Motorola,’ died in Donetsk. This was reported by local separatist media with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of the DPR itself.

    As reported in the microblog “Reports of militia of New Russia,” Motorola died in an elevator, where an improvised explosive device went off. According to separatist media, it is suspected that the …

  • Ukraine's Motor Sich company developed a new attack helicopter

    Specialists of the Motor Sich Public Joint Stock Company, in joint cooperation with Luch Construction Bureau, have developed a Mi-8MSB-V attack helicopter. According to "Military informator" news portal,  Barrier-V RK-2Vanti-tank missiles will be mounted on these helicopters. The design of the helicopter was presented and discussed at the Arms and Security 2016 international military exhibition in Kyiv.

    The new helicopter attack system is designed for the destruction of stationary and movable …

  • Russia is designing a jet reconnaissance drone

    A prototype of a jet reconnaissance drone, able to reach speeds of up to 800 km/h and overcome uneven terrain at low altitudes, was created in Russia. This makes the device similar to the jet rocket, but the difference is that after the drone completes the mission, it is able to return, as reported by TASS, citing a source in the Russian military-industrial complex. The source of the agency said that currently, the prototype is being prepared for testing.

    The unmanned jet is equipped with …

  • Ukrainian MP Leshchenko: The West has extended sanctions against Russia but Ukraine hasn't

    Sanctions imposed by Ukraine against Russia, its citizens and companies, have not been in force for a month, stated member of Ukrainian parliament Serhiy Leshchenko. “On September 16, 2015, sanctions were imposed for a year by the decree of President Poroshenko. On September 16, 2016, the sanctions expired. And there has been no decree to continue the sanctions from Poroshenko for a month. The United States, Canada and the EU maintain sanctions against Russia, but not Ukraine,” he wrote on …

  • Montenegro: Russia funds the campaign against our accession to NATO

    The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milomir Đukanović, accused Russia of funding the campaign against the accession of Montenegro to NATO. As Reuters reported, according to Đukanović, Moscow provides the opposition – the Democratic Front – with money from several pro-Russian and pro-Serbian parties, which are against Montenegro’s membership in the European Union and NATO.

    “The Parliamentary elections in Montenegro will take place tomorrow. The Kremlin believes that these elections are the last …