• Lithuanian President: Russia has to be deterred with military force

    The threats to the international security haven’t diminished, and that is why, according to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, NATO has to move from partial security measures to creating a real military deterrence, as reported by the Latvian Delfi news portal.

    “Unfortunately, after the meeting in Wales there haven’t been fewer threats. That is why the time has come to move from partial security measures to creating a real military deterrence. We expect that finally concrete security …

  • Russia to deploy two powerful radar systems in the Baltic and Black Seas

    Russian Interfax news agency reported that Russia may attempt to compensate for the increase in NATO’s military activity by placing two new radar stations in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, which would be able to control the 200-mile coastal zone.

    "It is expected that modified Podsolnuh (Sunflower) over-the-horizon radar units will start combat duty in the Baltic Sea in 2017," Interfax’s source said, adding that similar radar could be deployed in the Crimea in 2017. “It can see any warship …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO's practical cooperation with Russia is still pending

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, announced the issues that will be discussed during the Russia-NATO Council meeting that will take place in Brussels on the 13th of July. The meeting, which will be held for the second time since 2014, will be devoted to the discussion of the crisis in and around Ukraine and the need for full implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

    “We will also consider military activity, putting special focus on …

  • Ukranian Intelligence: Eight Russian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the Donbas

    Russian troops, waging war against Ukraine in the Donbas, continue to bear significant losses. According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, eight Russian servicemen were killed earlier this week.

    “On the 5th of July, eight Russian servicemen of the 3rd Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade (Horlivka), the 11th Independent Motorized Rifle Regiment (Makiivka), the 9th Independent Assault Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Naval Infantry (Novoazovsk) and the …

  • NATO fighters were scrambled to intercept two Russian aircraft near Latvia

    NATO fighter jets patrolling Baltic State airspace identified and intercepted two Russian military aircraft, the Latvian Armed Forces reported on Twitter. “On the 5th of July, fighter jets serving in the Alliance’s air policing mission identified AN-26 and TU-134 aircraft belonging to the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea near Latvian borders,” the report said.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly spotted near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the …