The United States could increase the volume of its military equipment deployed in Europe in the framework of its assistance program for the European Allies. This was announced on Wednesday, July 13 by the head of global planning in the US Army, TOS Taipa, RIA Novosti reported.
“If the program continues, then [during the next few years], we could fulfill additional requirements on ensuring Europe's defense capabilities,” he said, noting that it could be the deployment of the engineering …
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius claims that the meeting between NATO and Russian diplomats was not fruitful, Delfi reported.
After a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday in Brussels, Linkevičius said that the current dialogue with Russia is certainly better than having no communication at all, but the two sides have not been able to come to a consensus on the most important issues, including the conflict in Ukraine.
"Of course, it is better to talk than not to talk, …
Fighter jets of the NATO Air Defense forces were scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes near the Latvian border.
The incident was reported by the National Armed Forces of Latvia on Twitter.
“On July 13, NATO fighter jets on a patrol mission over Baltics detected and escorted 2 Russian SU-27 fighter jets near the Latvian border,” the statement read.
Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly active near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the beginning of …
Russia's propagandists are taking efforts to spread anti-NATO, anti-EU sentiments across the Western Balkans, aimed at seizing influence in the region's countries, according to Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović. He is convinced that up to 30 percent of people in the region oppose Western integration.
According to him, people in the lowest income brackets in a part of Europe where average GDP per capita is only €6,000 do not see the long term benefits of pro-EU economic reforms and …
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, who presides in the European Union, Miroslav Lajčák, expressed confidence that the Netherlands will not block the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. He made this statement during the hearings of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Radio Svoboda reports.
"We should respect the results of the referendum. But I’m sure that the Dutch government will find a solution that while respecting the referendum results at the same time will not …