Contents tagged with Baltic Sea

  • Expert: Poland foiled Russia’s plans in Baltic Sea

    A Polish anti-ship coastal defense missile division has “buried once and for all” Russia’s hopes of controlling the maritime transport routes in the Baltic Sea. In an article for Defence24, Polish military expert Maksymilian Dura explained why he believes that Poland is the only regional power capable of influencing the development strategy of Russia’s Baltic Fleet.

    “The most notable reaction of the Baltic Fleet was caused by the appearance of Polish NSM anti-ship missiles… which are capable …

  • German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers over the Baltic Sea

    German and Belgian fighter jets intercepted two Russian supersonic bombers Tu-160 over the Baltic Sea, DPA news agency reported on Wednesday, September 26th, referring to a NATO representative.

    According to DPA, the Bundeswehr has confirmed this information.

    The incident occurred on September 25th, two of the six aircraft currently stationed in Amari airbase in Estonia participated in the interception.

    The fighter jets are stationed in Estonia as part of NATO’s observation mission of the …

  • Rockets from Russian-made submarines found on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea

    Signal rockets for Russian-made Baltic Sea submarines were found in three places on the Polish coast over several days, Polish channel RMF24 reports.

    The KSP rockets that were found are called signal buoys. They come from a Kilo-class submarine. The only such boat in the Polish fleet is ORP Orzeł. According to local sailors, the rockets could not have been fired from this boat. According to the Polish military, the rockets could have been used by Russians at a sea training site during …

  • Russia carries out naval exercises in the Baltic Sea

    The Russian Federation Navy’s Baltic fleet comprising 24 warships and various support vessels has been deployed in the Baltic Sea as part of its military exercises in the Kaliningrad region, reported.

    Naval aviation conducted training in the same area, conducting bomb strikes on ground targets. The maneuvers took place in the Dobrovolsky military firing range, located on the border with Lithuania.

    Russia has been conducting military exercises in the Baltic Sea on a regular basis. …

  • Estonia: Russian fleet trying press NATO out of Baltic Sea

    Russia is trying to press NATO ships out of the Baltic Sea, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik.

    “This is happening in international waters. It is a violation of the good tone rules of seafaring. An active arming of the region is taking place. It is happening absolutely without reason and is evidence of the increase in aggression in our region,” he said.

    According to the minister, the Russian Navy is attempting to influence NATO through frequent flights over ships at low altitudes and …

  • Latvia demands explanations from Russia about missile launches near Latvian coast

    Latvian Defense Minister, Raimonds Bergmanis, stated that Latvia expects explanations from Russia regarding two scheduled training missile launches planned by Moscow in the Latvian exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea. Despite being planned, the launches did not go through.  

    The Minister emphasized that the airspace over the Baltic Sea is heavily used for air travel. Therefore the predictability of such exercises is an important factor for air safety.

     “We want information from the …

  • Latvia urges its citizens not to be afraid of Russian military exercises

    Latvian deputy Artis Pabriks assured the general public that there was no reason to be afraid of Russian military exercises. "We aren’t afraid of Russian military exercises. We will keep an eye on them, and remain vigilant and confident in ourselves, our state and our freedom. Don’t let them ruin Easter for us," he wrote on Twitter

    Russian naval forces informed Latvia that it would conduct training launches of missiles in the Baltic Sea from April 4 to 6. The Russian Federation asked Latvia to …

  • Russia to conduct tests missile launches near Latvian Baltic Sea coast

    Russian naval forces will conduct training launches of missiles over the Latvian Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea from April 4 to 6, as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, reports DELFI new agency.

    The report states that the missile launches will take place between 4 pm and 8 pm. The Russian Federation asked Latvia to close the airspace during this period to an altitude of 18 km in the missile launch zone and at a distance of about 40 km from the coastline of Latvia. The …

  • Russian Navy conducts drills in Baltic Sea

    The Russian Navy has begun drills in the Baltic Sea which will involve more than 20 military and auxiliary vessels, TASS reported, citing official Russian Navy spokesperson Roman Martov.

    “The strike forces of the Baltic Naval Base – small missile ships and motorboats, minesweepers and various vessels from the auxiliary fleet – carry out missions. In total, the maneuvers will involve more than 20 ships and auxiliary vessels from the fleet,” he said.

    Martov clarified that in the first stage of …

  • 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 …