• NATO to approve deployment of four new battalions along its eastern borders

    This week NATO will approve the deployment of four battalions to the Baltic States and Poland, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    “We are going to approve the deployment of four reinforced international battalions to the Baltics and Poland,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference before a meeting of the Defense Ministers of NATO countries.

    Each battalion will have between 500 and 1000 soldiers. NATO officials state that new military reinforcements are deployed in Eastern Europe …

  • Second US aircraft carrier entered the Mediterranean Sea

    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier entered the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, as reported by Reuters with reference to US Navy Command.

    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will replace the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier who will return later this month after an eight-month deployment to the region.

    The Harry S. Truman was recently transferred from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea to “check the Russians,” according to US Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder.

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower …

  • Estonian PM: The constant presence of NATO troops should become the norm in our country

    The constant presence of NATO troops in the country should become a new reality for Estonia. Interfax reports that the Prime Minister of Estonia and Leader of the Reform Party, Taavi Rõivas, made statements to that effect at the recent Reform Party meeting.

    According to Rõivas, defense and allied relations should be strengthened because the security environment has become unstable and unpredictable and many previous signs of threat have become a reality. “Russia acts like an aggressor, which …

  • Second stage of NATO exercises begin in Lithuania

    The second part of NATO’s Gelezinis Vilkas 2016 military exercise have begun at the Gaižiūnai site in Lithuania. Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the US and France will participate in these large-scale exercises. RBC-Ukraine states that this was reported by the press service of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

    “An international unit of the battalion level, which was established based on the Danish Armed Forces, will be tested during these exercises, which will then take on an …

  • Polish diaspora in the US calls on Obama to strengthen military presence in Poland

    Americans of Polish descent held a rally near the White House in Washington on the 11th of June, calling on the US government to strengthen the presence of US troops in Poland and in the Baltic countries.

    According to the organizers, 150 to 300 people attended the rally. They came from several states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The demonstrators held both US and Polish flags, as well as banners that said “We demand a full NATO brigade in Poland” and “A …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine

    According to NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg, Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “Russia has a special responsibility because it continues to support the separatists in the Donbas. We see Russian troops in eastern Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.

    "We are deeply concerned by the violations of the cease-fire. We are also concerned about the large number casualties in the east of Ukraine in recent days. For me this is a signal that we …

  • Entrepreneurs can be fined up to ten thousand rubles for importing EU products into the Crimea

    A fine of five to ten thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days can be imposed against entrepreneurs who have imported more than 15 tons of European fruit under the guise of Belarusian products into Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea.

    "Administrative reports under Article 10.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation were filed againts the officials of the Crimean …

  • Director of Russian Atomic Agency: There are 'informal sanctions' against the Russian nuclear industry

    Sergey Kirienko, the Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, said in an interview with channel NTV that the policy of “informal sanctions” against the Russian nuclear industry continues abroad, Interfax reported on Sunday.

    “From a policy perspective, the Russian nuclear industry is not subject to any sanctions,” Kirienko said. “However, there are unwritten attempts. A number of Rosatom clients claim that they are getting the appropriate signals.” According to the …

  • NATO's Saber Strike exercises begin in Estonia

    The Saber Strike 2016 international military exercises have begun in Estonia. Approximately 10,000 soldiers will participate, of which 1,500 are from the US. The remaining soldiers come from Estonia, Denmark, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Luxembourg, Norway, France, Slovenia, Finland and Germany. The exercises are being held under the leadership of the US Army in Europe.

    The Saber Strike 2016 consists of several stages. The tactical stages will occur at the central polygon of the …

  • Mistral ship, originally built for Russia, sails to Egypt

    One of the two Mistral amphibious assault warships that were originally built for the Russian Navy left the port of Saint-Nazaire destined for Egypt, the Associated Free Press reports.

    The “Gamal Abdel Nasser,” a helicopter carrier formerly named “Vladivostok”, will travel along the Atlantic where it will sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea. In total, the ship will cover about three thousand nautical miles. The Gamal Abdel Nasser is bound to take part in joint …