• NATO is preparing to strengthen its presence in Romania

    NATO intends to strengthen its military presence in Romania. The Alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said this on the 14th of June while at a meeting in Brussels, which was attended by defense ministers of member countries. He stated that the Romanian Brigade will be strengthened by soldiers from other countries.

    According to Stoltenberg, the proposal to form this international team came from Romania. Its goal is to facilitate the activities of NATO “in connection with exercises …

  • NATO calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine

    “The Russian Federation must withdraw its troops and military equipment from the territory of Ukraine and stop providing support to pro-Kremlin separatist fighting against Kiev,” Stoltenberg said after a meeting of the Defense Ministers of NATO countries in Brussels.

    According to Stoltenberg the Alliance, under the leadership of the United States, will continue to support Kiev’s positions …

  • The Pentagon could provide $500 million for Ukraine in 2017

    The US Senate has passed the S.2943 bill on Tuesday, which details the Pentagon’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The documents states that an amount of up to $500 million will be allocated to the defense needs of Ukraine. 

    “In order to assist and support, as described in paragraph A, $250 million could be transferred to the Ukrainian government,” the document states.

    There is also the possibility of using an additional $250 million as per a separate decision by the Minister of Defense in …

  • NATO fighters intercepted three Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea

    Fighters of NATO’s air defense mission in the Baltic states have intercepted three Russian military aircraft near the Latvian borders. This was reported by the Latvian National Armed Forces via Twitter.

    “On the 14th of June, jets patrolling the airspace of the Baltic states intercepted two Russian Su-27 aircraft and one AN-26 aircraft near the borders of Latvia. The jets then escorted them over the Baltic Sea,” the tweet said.

    Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, and the subsequent …

  • Minsk upset over extension of sanctions against Belarus

    The sanctions allegedly "do not take into account changes in Belarusian- American relations"

    Belarus does not agree with the extension of U.S. sanctions and promises to establish relations with America in order to have them lifted, according to a statement by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

    "The decision adopted on the 10th of June duplicates the previous acts and does not take into account the current changes in Belarusian-American relations," the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry …