• Polish customs control introduces stronger measures at Russian border crossings

    Polish customs officers introduced enhanced control measures on the border with Russia, Lenta.ru reported. The measures affected people crossing the Russian-Polish border. As a result, delays can be expected at checkpoints. These changes by the Polish customs officers is related to the NATO Summit and World Youth Day being held in Poland in the near future.

    As Interfax reported, citing local residents, long queues at the border have become the norm. According to a representative of the Agency, …

  • US A-10 aircraft to carry out training flights in Latvia

    US A-10C Warthog ground attack aircraft will carry out low altitude flights in Latvia, Delfi reported with reference to the National Armed Forces of Latvia.

    The Warthogs will carry out low altitude training flights for the reported purpose of maintaining and refining the pilots’ skills and combat readiness.

    The flights will take place from June 13th to 16th in seven districts in Latvia.

    The Armed Forces of Latvia announced that the flights will be carried out in accordance with international …

  • US destroyer sent to the Black Sea

    A US Naval destroyer will enter the Black Sea on Monday to conduct exercises with partner navies, according to a statement issued by the US 6th Fleet.

    “While in the Black Sea, the USS Porter will conduct port visits and bilateral exercises with partner navies. The ship's operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” the statement read.

    “US vessels routinely operate in the Black Sea region to …

  • US Special Envoy Adam Szubin to travel to EU to call for maintaing sanctions against Russia

    On the 3rd of June, the United States Treasury Department reported that the U.S. will send a Special Envoy, Adam Szubin, to Paris and Berlin. Szubin will arrive in Europe on June 7th in order to convince European allies of the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia.

    The Acting Treasury Under-Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Adam Szubin, will meet with high-level officials from economic and financial ministries and also with diplomats, and representatives of the …

  • First mistral class carrier, initially built for Russia, arrives in Egypt

    One of the two mistral class helicopter carriers originally built for Russia by France was transferred to Egypt, the radio station France Bleu reported.

    A ceremony took place in the port of Saint-Nazaire, during which an Egyptian flag was raised above the ship.The second ship will be delivered in September. This was previously reported by French military expert Philippe Chapleau, who also said that the mistral carriers were given Egyptian names.

    "The former 'Sevastopol' and 'Vladivostok' will …