• US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    On Friday, February 16, a RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic drone from the US Air Force conducted a reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to web sites tracking the air traffic of military aircraft.

     The US long-distance drone with tail number 10-2043, which took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, flew from north to south along the line of demarcation separating Ukraine from self-proclaimed LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and the …

  • Danish Defense Minister accuses Russia of involvement in the NotPetya virus attacks

    Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen stated that Russia is involved in the cyber-attacks using the NotPetya virus, reported Nordjyske daily newspaper. “We will not tolerate such malicious cyber activity.  This is a strategy that undermines democratic regimes in the West and we should protect ourselves from it,” Frederiksen stated.

    The cyber-attack occurred in June 2017 against computer systems of Italy, Israel, USA, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and several other countries. The …

  • Stoltenberg: It will be difficult for Turkey to integrate Russian S-400 into NATO’s system

    It will be difficult for Turkey to integrate Russian S-400 missile systems into NATO’s air defense system, as stated by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, a correspondent of Evropeyskaya Pravda reports.  

    According to him, during the ministerial meeting, Turkey’s air defense was discussed and it has been said that NATO is strengthening it by deploying their Patriot batteries.

    "We have discussed the situation with the acquisition of the S-400 complex  …

  • Poland decides to build its own gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland, which opposes the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, intends to build its own gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported that the Baltic Pipe project will run from the Polish coast to Denmark, and will allow the state-owned Polish gas transportation company Gaz-System to connect to Norway’s gas pipeline network.

    The newspaper notes that in late 2017, the Polish energy company PGNiG …

  • NATO approves creation of two new command centers

    NATO Defense Ministers approved the decision to create two new command structures, as stated by Jens Stoltenberg, General Secretary of NATO, at a press conference in Brussels. Stoltenberg said, “We decided to modernize NATO's command structure. The security environment in Europe has changed, and NATO responds."

    NATO will create a new command center for the United Forces for the Atlantic to protect the sea lanes between North America and Europe. The other new command center will support …