Contents tagged with Baltic Sea

  • Russian Navy conducts firing drills in Baltic amid NATO exercise

    A group of ships from Russia’s Baltic Fleet has entered the Baltic Sea to conduct an exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The group includes the corvettes Boikiy and Stoikiy, the small missile vessels Serpukhov, Zeleny Dol, Liven and Passat, and the anti-submarine ship Alexin. They entered the Baltic in order to practice firing torpedoes, missiles and artillery against imaginary enemy ships and airborne targets.

    During the drill, the ships will rehearse search and destroy …

  • Hungarian and British fighters intercept two Russian warplanes over the Baltics

    Hungarian Gripen fighters deployed at the Siauliai airfield in Lithuania on May 14, for the second time in the last 24 hours, were scrambled over the Baltic Sea to intercept Russian aicraft as reported by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. According to the report, British Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Estonia's Amari Air Base flew to their aid, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the information of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, these fighters flew to intercept Russian military …

  • President Duda wants to secure Poland's membership in the EU and NATO in the Constitution

    During the celebration of Poland’s Constitution Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the state's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance should be added to the Constitution, reports Ukrinform. According to the opposition, the ruling party is against such a move.

    “We have a constitution and we need to discuss any potential amendments. We should debate whether or not the EU membership should be included in the constitution and we must add a guarantee that we will …

  • Russian fighter jets scrambled twice during the day to escort American bombers over the Baltics

    Russia has scrambled Su-27 fighter jets twice during the day to escort American B-52H strategic bombers over the Baltic Sea, RIA Novosti reported citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the U.S. Air force bombers flew over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The Su-27 fighters prevented them from approaching the Russian border.

    The Ministry did not provide the exact time when the incidents occurred. However, the Russian military added that since March 14, …

  • China to invest in construction of tunnel under the Baltic Sea

    Helsingin Snomat newspaper reported that Chinese fund Touchstone Capital Partners decided to invest in a large-scale Finnish project, the construction of a railway tunnel under the Baltic Sea.

    According to the report, China is ready to allocate 15 billion euros in stages as necessary but not in a single payment. Touchstone will invest in construction through the Chinese logistics project “One Belt, One Road” that involves the development of transport infrastructure in Eurasia.

    The undersea …

  • Expert: Poland foiled Russia’s plans in Baltic Sea

    A Polish anti-ship coastal defense missile division has “buried once and for all” Russia’s hopes of controlling the maritime transport routes in the Baltic Sea. In an article for Defence24, Polish military expert Maksymilian Dura explained why he believes that Poland is the only regional power capable of influencing the development strategy of Russia’s Baltic Fleet.

    “The most notable reaction of the Baltic Fleet was caused by the appearance of Polish NSM anti-ship missiles… which are capable …

  • German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers over the Baltic Sea

    German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian supersonic bombers Tu-160 over the Baltic Sea, DPA news agency reported on Wednesday, September 26th, referring to a NATO representative.

    According to DPA, the Bundeswehr has confirmed this information.

    The incident occurred on September 25th, two of the six aircraft currently stationed in Amari airbase in Estonia participated in the interception.

    The fighter jets are stationed in Estonia as part of NATO’s observation mission of the …

  • Rockets from Russian-made submarines found on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea

    Signal rockets for Russian-made Baltic Sea submarines were found in three places on the Polish coast over several days, Polish channel RMF24 reports.

    The KSP rockets that were found are called signal buoys. They come from a Kilo-class submarine. The only such boat in the Polish fleet is ORP Orzeł. According to local sailors, the rockets could not have been fired from this boat. According to the Polish military, the rockets could have been used by Russians at a sea training site during …

  • Russia carries out naval exercises in the Baltic Sea

    The Russian Federation Navy’s Baltic fleet comprising 24 warships and various support vessels has been deployed in the Baltic Sea as part of its military exercises in the Kaliningrad region, ERR.ee reported.

    Naval aviation conducted training in the same area, conducting bomb strikes on ground targets. The maneuvers took place in the Dobrovolsky military firing range, located on the border with Lithuania.

    Russia has been conducting military exercises in the Baltic Sea on a regular basis. …

  • Estonia: Russian fleet trying press NATO out of Baltic Sea

    Russia is trying to press NATO ships out of the Baltic Sea, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik.

    “This is happening in international waters. It is a violation of the good tone rules of seafaring. An active arming of the region is taking place. It is happening absolutely without reason and is evidence of the increase in aggression in our region,” he said.

    According to the minister, the Russian Navy is attempting to influence NATO through frequent flights over ships at low altitudes and …