Contents tagged with NATO

  • Belgian fighter jets intercept Russian Tu-160 bombers over Baltics

    Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian TU-160 strategic bombers and two Russian SU-27 fighers over the Baltics on Tuesday, September 18, reported the Belgian Air force.

    “Two Belgian Air force F16 of NATO's BAP mission intercepted two Russian TU-160 Blackjack and two Russian SU-27 Flanker above the Baltic Sea. It was the first scramble for the Belgian detachment which is safeguarding the Baltic airspace since the 3th of September,” reads the message of the Belgian Air Force on Twitter.

    A …

  • Turkey receives second battery of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey received all components of the second battery of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, reports the press service of the Turkish Defense Ministry. The equipment was delivered to Mürted Airfield Command in Ankara on August 27.

    Works on the installation of the system and training of personnel are continuing. The system should be operational by April 2020.

    In 2017, Turkey and Russia signed a contract for the supply of four S-400 missile systems with a total cost of $2.5 billion. The …

  • Russia: The risk of unintentional nuclear war is real

    The collapse of the Russian-American nuclear arms control system makes nuclear war a real threat, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Thursday.

    The Russian politician asserts that it is exclusively western countries that are to blame for breaching the bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaties and creating the threat of an exchange of nuclear attacks. The West’s policy of “scrapping” the mechanisms that were developed over decades is “deliberate”, he says.

    “The negative …

  • Ukraine to hold military exercises with US and Great Britain near Lviv

    International military exercises Rapid Trident-2019 will be held from September 13 to 28 near Lviv, Ukraine, reports the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on its Facebook page.

    More than 3,600 troops and 600 pieces of equipment from the United States, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Lithuania, Turkey, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania will participate in the drills. The 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces of the Operational Command West that was formed during …

  • NATO's Northern Coasts military exercises begin in Baltic Sea

    NATO's military exercises Northern Coasts with the participation of 3 thousand troops and 40 ships from 18 countries started in the Baltic Sea, reports the press service of the North Atlantic Alliance.

    The exercises are conducted in the area of the Danish straits that are connecting the Baltic and North seas. NATO's spokesperson Oana Lungescu said that this year's exercises are held for the 13th time.

    Lungescu considers that “the security environment in the region has deteriorated after …

  • Estonian General: Sooner or later Russia will fall apart

    The Estonian Defense Ministry is not worried about Russia’s deployment of a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland, err.ee writes. In fact, when discussing this base, former Estonian Defense Forces Commander Ants Laaneots predicted the collapse of Russia.

    On Wednesday it was learned that Russia has established a helicopter base on Gogland Island in the Gulf of Finland which it intends to make permanent. Five helicopter pads and all the related infrastructure have been added …

  • Polish Prime Minister proposes new NATO base in Poland

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki considers it necessary to host an additional contingent of US troops and establish a long-term NATO base in Poland, he told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.

    Morawiecki commented on the need to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank. In his opinion, the US should not weaken its military presence in Poland or in Germany. “It’s not a question of ‘one or the other’. We need a NATO base in Ramstein (Germany), and we need a new NATO base in Poland, …

  • Russian Navy exercises last twice longer due to NATO and bad weather

    The exercises of the Russian Navy Ocean Shield-2019 lasted almost twice longer than planned because of the actions of the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as bad weather, said the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    According to him, the original plan was that the exercises would be held from August 1 to August 9. However, he added, the adverse weather and the response of the NATO joint naval forces" to the actions of the Russian navy required …

  • Serbia promises Russia not to join NATO

    Serbia won't join NATO during the presidency of Aleksandar Vučić, said Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, reports TASS news agency.

    Vulin stressed that in the "military terms, Serbia remains and will remain neutral. Serbia intends to choose friends and make decisions independently" .

    Serbian Defense Minister conveyed to Shoygu "the warmest greetings and personal invitation to come to Belgrade" from Vučić.  Serbian authorities …

  • Swiss fighter jets approach Putin's delegation plane over Geneva

    The plane with the Russian delegation and Russian government media journalists was accompanied by two Swiss Air Force fighter jets over Geneva for several minutes, reports RIA Novosti.

    The Russian government delegation and journalists were on their way to cover the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron in France.

    Передовой самолёт с российской делегацией и журналистами кремлёвского пула, которые будут освещать переговоры Путина и Макрона на юге Ф …