Contents tagged with Europe

  • US deploys strategic bombers to Europe

    The United States deployed another B-52H Stratofortress, strategic bomber capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles and aerial bombs, to the RAF Fairford base in the UK, reported Interfax Ukraine with a reference to the air traffic control services.

    Earlier, three bombers had already landed at the Fairford airbase. According to reports, the number of the strategic bombers at the base may be increased to 6-8.

    There hasn’t been such a massive transfer of US Air Force strategic bombers to …

  • The US to provide Ukraine with two additional Island-class patrol boats

    During a hearing in the United States House of Representatives ,The Commander-in-Chief of the United NATO forces in Europe Curtis Scaparrotti stated that the United States intends to send two more Island-class boats to Ukraine.

    “We have worked and will continue to work on the naval sector with their [Ukrainian] Navy. We have a good relationship with them, and now there is an increase in funding that we request from Congress for the transfer of marine funds to Kiev, primarily two ships, island …

  • Pentagon: Russia may use nuclear weapons against its neighbors

    The commander of the American forces on the European continent (EUCOM) and the commander-in-chief of the combined forces of NATO in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti, informed the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services that Russia’s military are studying the possibility of using nuclear weapons as a "part of the Russian doctrine and method of warfare", reported the Voice of America.

    The Pentagon believes that Russia could use nuclear weapons in limited military conflicts for “quick victories …

  • Kyiv condemns visit by French politicians to Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has condemned a visit by French politicians to the Russia-occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

    In an official online statement, the Foreign Ministry stressed that the visit demonstrates a lack of respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and ignores the fundamental principles of international law and Ukraine’s own legislation.

    “They are also acting contrary to the official position of their own country, which decisively condemns Russia’ …

  • Ukrainian military intelligence: Russia intends to further destabilize Europe

    Ukrainian military intelligence has provided the US intelligence community with proof that Russia intends to further destabilize the situation in Ukraine and Europe, announced the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR MOU) following a visit by its chief Vasyl Burba to the US.

    “During talks with Robert Ashley, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the leaders of the CIA and the leaders of the US intelligence community, HUR MOU Head Colonel-General …

  • Kremlin calls US actions against Nord Stream-2 'international racketeering'

    The press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the Kremlin sees the United States’ hostile attitude towards the Russian project "Nord Stream-2" as attempts of unfair competition, reports RBC news agency.

    “We are all aware that we are dealing with attempts of unfair competition, and sometimes with actions that are actually comparable to racketeering and raiding on the international level,” he said.

    Peskov added that instead, the White House should think about how to …

  • Denmark refuses to authorize Nord Stream 2

    Denmark is threatening to make things difficult for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Russia has already laid one third of the pipeline alongside this small Scandinavian country, but Denmark has still not given permission for construction. Experts are predicting that Russia will lose its temper, because the delays are causing huge unforeseen costs. Denmark, on the other hand, is struggling to decide who to side with – neighboring Germany or the powerful US.

    The political fears …

  • OSCE calls on the parties in Donbas conflict to come to a sustainable ceasefire

    Following the meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group, Martin Sajdik, the OSCE Special Representative for the Tripartite Contact Group on Ukraine, said that the armistice from March 8 was unsatisfactory, Interfax Ukraine reported.

    “A few days ago, the Security Working Group reached a decision on recommitment to the ceasefire, starting from 8 March 2019,” Sajdik told the reporters.

    “Although the first days that followed showed a reduction of ceasefire violations by 61% as compared with the …

  • Estonia warns of the threat of war between Russia and NATO

    The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service warned in its new annual report "International Security and Estonia" that “The only serious threat to regional security, including the existence and sovereignty of Estonia and other Baltic Sea states, emanates from Russia.” The Service came to that conclusion after analyzing Russia's military exercises.

    Estonian intelligence noted that last year “Russia continued the military build-up along its western border.” According to Estonian intelligence,  …

  • Austrian Foreign Minister urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    During a joint press conference with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl urged the Russian authorities to release the captured Ukrainian military sailors, as well as other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens, in particular, director Oleh Sentsov and activist Vladimir Balukh, reports Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

    “Austria regrets the military escalation in the Kerch Strait on November 25th. In connection with this, we …