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According to leaked documents, a British military study has determined that Russian weapons, including missile defense systems and artillery, are more powerful than their British equivalents, The Guardian reported.
The report, which was seen by The Times, noted that the UK and its NATO allies are “scrambling to catch up” with Russia’s electronic warfare capabilities.
The report, which was produced in March by General Sir Nick Carter, outlined how Russia uses Ukraine as a testing ground for …
The restrictive measures imposed “against Moscow have had very minimal effect on the military policy of Moscow” the British MPs believe.
The Defense Committee of the British Parliament urged its government to put more Russian government officials on the sanctions list. This was stated in the Committee's report, published on Tuesday, July 5.
The reports points out that the restrictive measure have had “minimal influence on the military polices of Russia”.
The document recommends facilitating …
For the first time, British soldiers will be stationed in the three Baltic states within the framework of NATO’s new strategy to deter potential aggression from Russia, as reported by The Times, citing sources in the UK Ministry of Defense.
At the NATO summit in Warsaw, Britain will reportedly offer to deploy 1,000 troops as well as tanks and artillery to the Baltic states.
The Alliance’s preliminary plan is to deploy 4,000 troops to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The specifics will be …
British warships, while on a NATO mission, escorted a Russian frigate which was en route from the Black Sea to the Baltic and was crossing British territorial waters.
This was reported by the British newspaper "The Telegraph"
Over the weekend the frigate Admiral Grigorovich was tracked by British HMS Iron Duke and was further followed by HMS Sutherland as far as the Channel.
The Dutch ship HNLMS Rotterdam and the Belgian BNS Castor also joined the British vessel.
“The Admiral Grigorovich …
The web-site of the British Government reported that four fighter jets of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom joined the NATO air policing mission in the Baltics and will lead it until the end of August. The aircraft, which will be based in Estonia during the mission, will be ready to take off round-the-clock in order to ensure security of airspace over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
“This deployment emphasizes our commitment to the respect of sovereignty of democratic States of Eastern …
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that one of the key tasks for the Ukrainian government is the total eradication of corruption.
"It is vitally important that Ukraine’s new government build on the progress made by its predecessor and continues to implement reforms and root out corruption," Hammond stated on Friday.
The British Foreign Secretary also welcomed the appointment of the new Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman.
"I hope that the new government urgently focuses on …
On the 30th of March, 2016, the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived on an official visit to Georgia. According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, at the beginning of the visit, the Head of the British Foreign Office honored the memory of those who died for the territorial integrity of the country. Then he held meetings with the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, as reported by Ekho Kavkaza.
"We attach special importance …
Philip Hammond said that Russia ignores the norms of international behavior and violates the rules of the international system.
“Russia is a global threat, because its politics are contrary to international legal norms,” as said by the British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, at a press conference in Tbilisi, during his visit to Georgia, Deutsche Welle reported.
"Russia ignores the norms of international behavior and violates the rules of the international system. It is a challenge and a …
As reported on Facebook, by the British Embassy press service in Kiev, the UK and Ukraine are to sign a 15-year defense partnership agreement.
“The agreement will be in place for 15 years. Areas that are covered by the agreement are supposed to exchange information about potential threats, participate in joint exercises, train members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to cooperate in the sphere of military equipment,” the Embassy reported.
It was also stated that the UK is trying to increase …
The Royal Albert Hall, the most prestigious concert hall in London, is now closed to Russian artists. Andrey Sidelnikov, a political emigre from Russia and the coordinator of the “Speak Louder!” Movement shared this sentiment in an interview with Krym.Realii.
"In the aftermath of the Valeria concert, the best and most important concert hall in London is now closed to Russian artists—all of them.[The owners] no longer want to deal with Russian artists. Reputation in the UK is very expensive," …