The US Air Force has sent F-22 Raptors from the UK to Romania to participate in exercises in the Black Sea region, Reuters reported.
Two of the 5th generation stealth fighters and one KC-135 tanker were sent to the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania in order to participate in exercises to support the eastern NATO member states.
Earlier, the US European Command (EUCOM) reported that the US Air Force had transferred the F-22s to the UK for exercises.
The US first deployed the multi-purpose …
The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that the US expects greater participation from Germany in deterring Russian aggression in Europe. Washington insists that the Bundeswehr actively participate in the planned deployment of rotating NATO units on the eastern borders of the Alliance.
The US expects Germany and the UK to deploy soldiers and military equipment to the Baltic States, Poland, and Romania, US President Barack Obama reportedly told the US National Security Council.
Obama plans …
In an interview with the New York Times, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that it is important to establish two zones of “eligible military operations” in Syria to fight against terrorists and to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire.
Kerry noted that the US is most concerned about the situation in the north of Syria where Kurds, moderate opposition forces, Syrian government forces, the al-Nusra Front, and the so-called Islamic State are all active.
According to Kerry, military …
The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, stated in an interview with BGNES that the Alliance is ready to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.
"It is essential to strengthen our work of stabilizing the neighboring region by strengthening the support of such countries in the east as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which are under pressure from Russia and need help to improve their security and sovereignty," Vershbow stated.
The Deputy Secretary General also …
During a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama called for a resolution to the war in Ukraine.
“We have to continue to invest in NATO so that we can meet our overseas commitments, from Afghanistan to the Aegean. We have to resolve the conflict in the Ukraine and reassure allies who are rightly concerned about Russian aggression,” the US President stated.
Obama also stressed that all NATO member states need to work towards contributing more of …