Contents tagged with NATO

  • Germany promises to support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO

    German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Germany will support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO.

    "The position that Germany will support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO has been made very clear. This is very important for us," said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmyytro Kuleba after a meeting with the head of the German Defense Ministry.

    According to the minister, there were also discussions about military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Germany. "There are very …

  • Russia invites NATO to set acceptable aircraft approach distances

    Russia is ready to conclude an agreement with NATO specifying the allowed approach distances for aircraft and ships, said the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy.

    "To outline the steps in order to avoid sensitive incidents in the actions of aircraft and maritime vessels, we are ready to establish joint rules defining the minimum approach distances for aircraft and ships, as well as the protocol of communication …

  • Ukraine plans to upgrade its Air Force with NATO fighter jets

    Kyiv intends to purchase multi-role warplanes produced in the West as part of the modernization program of the Ukrainian Air Force. Thus, the new aicraft will replace the planes made during the Soviet era, reports Rzeczpospolita.

    According to the newspaper, Kyiv’s plan to upgrade military aviation, which will also include the replacement of helicopters, training and transport aircraft, will cost up to $12 billion dollars. But, given the needs of the Ukrainian army, this amount is too small to …

  • Lavrov: Russian military will not conduct exercises near NATO borders

    The Russian army has no plans to conduct exercises near the borders of NATO countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and has generally scaled them down, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a video conference press briefing.

    "For the period that we are now going through, during the period of coronavirus infection, our military has reported that they are reducing the scale of the exercises and do not plan any exercises near the line of contact with the North Atlantic Alliance," said …

  • Four U.S. Navy ships enter Barents Sea for first time in decades

    Four U.S. Navy ships entered the Barents Sea for the first time in decades as part of operations aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation in the Arctic Circle.

    “Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported by fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), and joined by the Royal Navy’s HMS Kent (F 78) to assert freedom of navigation and demonstrate seamless integration among allies,” reported the press service of …

  • Moscow: Russia’s test of anti-satellite missile stunned Pentagon

    Tests of Russia's latest direct ascent anti-satellite missile (DA-ASAT) have made the Pentagon and the White House officials nervous, said Russian military columnist Viktor Baranets in a comment for theRussian news outlet GosNovosti.

    The expert noted that the U.S. Air Force Space Command were shocked by the tests of direct ascent anti-satellite missile, which Russia carried out on April 15.

    “Russia’s [anti-satellite] test provides yet another example that the threats to US and allied space …

  • Chinese media: Russia to respond to NATO threat in Black Sea

    Russia will deploy Project 22350 frigates in the Black Sea in response to the threat from NATO, writes the Chinese newspaper Renmin Ribao.

    The author of the publication called the Black Sea region one of the main places of confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance and noted that the latter has been constantly strengthening the military presence there since 2017 - sending warships and reconnaissance aircraft.

    "In the face of the threat from NATO, Russia is taking measures to …

  • NATO to conduct new exercises with Ukraine in Black Sea region

    NATO has initiated preparations for new joint exercises with Ukraine in the Black Sea and stressed the readiness of NATO member states to deepen their partnership with Ukraine.

    Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that Alexander Vinnikov, head of NATO's Representation in Ukraine, wrote about this in a personal address to the Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran.

    "Further cooperation consists, in particular, of joint exercises in the strategically important region - the Black Sea region, …

  • NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

    NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia.

    The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports.

    "We talk about exercises, access to more NATO educational programs and the exchange of radar data, which will improve understanding of the air activity situation in the region," …

  • Lukashenko not worried about NATO exercises near Belarus borders

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the country’s security forces, discussing the response to NATO's military exercises "Defender Europe 2020", reports Belta news agency.

    "I wouldn't want us to look at it as saber-rattling. We do not consider NATO exercises, which are conducted in close proximity to our borders, as such. It is also because they [ NATO] have significantly deviated from their original plans," Lukashenko stressed.

    He also expressed confidence that …