Contents tagged with NATO

  • British paratroopers carry out largest airborne landing in a decade in Ukraine

    Hundreds of British paratroopers parachuted in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on September 18 as part of the Joint Effort 2020 exercise. It is the largest amphibious exercise for Great Britain in more than 20 years, reported BBC.

    The British paratroopers parachuted from several C-130 Hercules aircraft, which took off from a military airfield in Britain. Soldiers of the 16th Air Assault Brigade of Great Britain, heavy infantry weapons and equipment were on board the aircraft.

    According to the …

  • Russia scrambles 8 fighter jets as U.S. Air Force strategic bombers fly over Sea of Azov

    Russia scrambled eight fighter jets when U.S. strategic bombers entered the airspace over the Sea of Azov on September 4, reported the command of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    "Formation of American B-52H missile carriers and Ukrainian MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters seriously scared the Russian occupiers, who scrambled eight fighters (4 Su-27 and 4 Su-30) and put the Russian Southern Military District's air defense on alert," the statement reads.

    The Ukrainian command noted that NATO reconnaissance …

  • Russia promises to respond with nuclear strike to any missile attack

    Russia will respond with a nuclear strike to any missile attack on its territory, said the representatives of the Russian General Staff in an article for in the newspaper "Red Star".

    Major General Andrey Sterlin and the leading researcher of the Academy at the Russian Armed Forces Alexander Khryapin claim that when the missiles are launched towards Russia, it will not be possible to determine their type. Therefore, "any attacking missile will be considered a missile with nuclear equipment." …

  • Russia to move missiles and troops to NATO borders

    Russia will move the latest weapons and additional troops to the western borders in response to U.S. plans to deploy troops to Poland and the Baltic states, reported Interfax, citing the Inspector of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Vladimir Bogatyrev.

    United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that U.S. troops could be deployed in countries bordering Russia. Part of the 12,000-strong contingent, which is being withdrawn from Germany, can be relocated to …

  • NATO’s warships visit Ukrainian port of Odessa

    On July 25, ships of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) entered the port of Odessa.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy Command, among the warships are frigates of the Royal Spanish Navy Alvaro De Bazan, the I.C. of Romania REGINA MARIA and the Turkish Navy, Yildirim.

    This year, the SNMG2 group was a part of the Ukrainian-American Sea Breeze-2020 exercises aimed at fulfilling common tasks to promote security in the Black Sea region.

    The visit took place in …

  • Sea Breeze 2020 international exercises kick off in the Black Sea

    On Monday, July 20, the international naval exercises Sea Breeze 2020 started off the coast of Odesa in the Black Sea.

    The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa, said that in addition to Ukrainian forces, the maneuvers will involve sailors from the United States, Bulgaria, Georgia, Spain, Turkey, Norway and Romania.

    He noted, however, that the length of the exercises had been reduced to one week due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Neizhpapa, the main goal …

  • Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over Sea of Japan

    Russian Su-35S and MiG-31BM fighter jets of the Eastern Military District escorted a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan, reported TASS news agency, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Russian Defense Industry, Russian airspace control agents detected a target heading towards the Russian border over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan.

    "To identify and intercept the target, Su-35S and MiG-31BM fighter jets were scrambled, which, after approaching the object …

  • NATO to increase its presence in the Black Sea

    NATO member forces will increase air patrols and the presence of naval ships in the Black Sea, said the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as quoted by Interfax Ukraine.

    According to Kyiv, the relevant agreement was reached during the meeting of Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.

    Taran also called on NATO member states to join the national strategic exercises planned in the fall in southern Ukraine.

    Stoltenberg and Taran …

  • Stoltenberg: Hungary continues to block Ukraine-NATO meetings

    Hungary continues to block the meetings of the Ukraine-NATO commission, said NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a briefing in Brussels, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    According to him, Hungary continues to block the commission's meetings despite the fact that the Alliance has granted Ukraine the Enhanced Opportunities Partner status. It was reported that the decision on granting Ukraine the new status was taken by consensus. This means that Hungary also gave its consent.

    NATO …

  • Ukraine becomes NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner

    Ukraine has become a member of the NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner program, the country's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.

    "This day has come. I’m deeply grateful to our partners in the Alliance for making this possible. Ukraine finally gains a long deserved status of an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO. We are making each other stronger together!," he wrote.

    Ukraine will have increased access to NATO programs and exercises, as well as greater information sharing, the …