• The U.S. Defense Attache in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Defense

    On the 23rd of May, the U.S. Defense Attaché from the Embassy in Moscow was invited to the Russian Ministry of Defense in connection with an allegedly dangerous flight of U.S reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan near the Russian border. According to the agency, there was a risk of collision with passenger aircraft because the U.S. aircraft flew at the height designated for civil aircraft.

    The plane, an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, allegedly turned off its transponder and the crew …

  • Herashchenko: Attempts to postpone visa-free regime is a double standard by Europe

    Any attempt to postpone the EU visa-free regime for Ukraine will be an example of double standards. This was posted by the First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, on her Facebook page.

    According to her, certain German and French officials have said that a visa-free regime is not yet relevant and that it is necessary to wait months for it to be so. She has said that these statements reminded her of events in 2008 when Germany and France blocked Ukraine from …

  • NATO Secretary General: Crucial decisions will be made at the Summit in Warsaw

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that “crucial decisions” will be made at the NATO Summit in Warsaw which is scheduled to take place on the 8 - 9 July, Polish Radio reports.

    According to him, the key positions on how to adapt to a new security situation given Russia’s recent actions will be identified at the summit.

    In particular, he noted the need to strengthen the presence of NATO in the eastern part of Europe to “give a clear message that an attack against one country will be …

  • US Deputy Secretary of Defense: Russia is on a path towards confrontation

    The United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert Work, stated that Russia’s actions in Europe contribute to a changing international strategic landscape and represent a serious cause for concern. Europe and more generally NATO face different challenges in from all sides, Work noted. Russia is increasingly antagonistic and is gaining strength from the east, west and north, while terrorism and armed extremism are challenges from the south and from the inside.

    “We are at a turning point in …

  • NATO Secretary General: Fortifying the eastern flank is a response to Russia's aggressive policy

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that after fortifying the eastern flank of the alliance, potential enemies "will not even think" of attacking.

    "Fortifying the eastern flank of NATO is a response to new challenges which the Alliance is encountering at the moment, including Russia’s aggressive policy,” he said in an interview with Radio Poland.

    He emphasized that NATO’s multinational forces will cooperate with the armed forces of the country, wherever they are sent, such as  …