• Poland: NATO forces will remain on the eastern flank at least until 2022

    The North Atlantic Alliance will maintain its presence on the eastern flank at least until 2022, said Polish President Andrzej Duda at the briefing at the end of the NATO summit.

    “Currently we’re talking about 2022,” he pointed out in response to the relevant question. “NATO’s activity there is needed. The situation in the area of security is changing,” he stressed.

    According to Duda, nobody is calling into question the principle of collective defense. “There was no vote to stop supporting …

  • U.S. and Russian militaries are actively exchanging information about skies over Syria

    The commander of U.S. air operations in the Middle East said that the United States and Russia are now more actively exchanging information through an established “hotline,” as the airspace over the territory controlled by ISIS is becoming more crowded.

    “We had to increase the amount of work to eliminate conflict situations, which we are doing together with the Russians, given the limited airspace in which we are now operating,” U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigan told the media …

  • Russia deploys a division of Uragan MLRS to its military base in Tajikistan

    Russia’s TASS news agency reports that the Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan has been reinforced by a division of Uragan (Hurricane) multiple launcher systems (MLRS), as reported by the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky.

    "The combat capabilities of the 201 military base have been reinforced by a high-capacity division equipped with Uragan MLRS," said the commander.

    He clarified that the size of the compound remained within the framework …

  • In Defense Doctrine of Poland, Russia named as main destabilizing factor

    The new Defense Concept of Poland emphasizes that Russia continues to violate international law, tries to destabilize surrounding countries and the West, and poses a threat to Poland, the countries of the region, and other states that are interested in a stable international system.

    Of particular concern is the steady growth of military spending in Russia, the document said.

    "Russia's ultimate goal remains the introduction of a new international system based on the so-called concept of ‘ …

  • President of Lithuania expects Gazprom to compensate for damage to consumers

    Gazprom should compensate for the damage caused to consumers because of the opaque gas trade, said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

    At a meeting with Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic, who is responsible for the energy union, Dalia Grybauskaite stressed that in the fight against Gazprom's “opaque monopoly” in the European gas market, “not symbolic steps, but real solutions are needed,” reported news agency Delfi.

    “There should not be differences in the EU in gas …