Contents tagged with exercises

  • Russia and Belarus to consider increased NATO activity

    When conducting the West 2017 strategic exercises scheduled for September of next year, Russia and Belarus will take into account the increase in activity by NATO near the borders of the Union states [Belarus and Russia].

    As Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, who was in Minsk on a visit, specified, maneuvers will be carried out at several training sites in Russia and Belarus. “In developing scenarios and planning exercises, the situation related to increasing activities of NATO near the …

  • Montenegro hosts the largest NATO exercises in its history

    International exercises involving servicemen from 32 NATO member states and partner countries began in Montenegro, as reported by Balkan Insight. About 680 participants, including those from Ukraine, will take part in exercises focused on responding to floods, chemical incidents, and other catastrophes.Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister, Duško Marković, referred to these exercises – the largest NATO exercises in Montenegro’s history - as "a great moment for the country" which proved once again …

  • Russia begins military exercises on the Kuril Islands

    On the Kuril Islands, Russian units from the Eastern Military District were put on alert and into a state of high-combat readiness as part of this year's final exercise in the region, RIA Novosti news agency reports.

    During the exercise, military personnel will practice firing at sea targets with Grad multiple rocket launchers and unmanned aerial vehicles, a representative from the district command said.

    On October 18, the large-scale military exercises of the Central Military District in …

  • NATO Silver Arrow 2016 military drills began in Latvia

    The Silver Arrow-2016 international military drills began in Latvia on Monday. This was reported on the website of the Latvian Ministry of Defense.

    The drills will continue until the 31st of October at a training ground in Ādaži. Over 3,000 servicemen from the NATO member countries of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Albania, the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Romania are participating in these drills.

    “The purpose of these drills is to improve cooperation between the National …

  • Finland begins large-scale air force exercise

    The annual large-scale exercises of the Finnish Air Force began on Monday, October 10, 2016 as reported by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yle.

    The exercises, referred to as ‘Ruska,’ are the largest Air Force exercises of the year. They include 2,600 participants, as well as 1,600 reservists and thousands of Air Force soldiers and airmen.

    For the first time, soldiers and aircraft from the Swedish Air Force will also participate in this five-day exercise. As stated by the Lieutenant Colonel …

  • LPR separatists to conduct large-scale military exercises

    Separatists of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic will hold "tactical exercises" next week according to separatist commander Andrey Sevastyanov. Information about the exercises was disseminated by the separatists’ media.

    According to Sevastyanov, they are now holding “preparations for tactical exercises.” According to the exercise plan, yesterday, separatist units were brought to the highest degree of combat readiness, moved "from places of permanent deployment" and "converge in the …

  • Russian paratroopers to participate in military exercises in Egypt

    Russian paratroopers will be sent to Egypt during October to participate in the first joint exercises of its kind. This was reported on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website on the 4th of October.

    The ministry went on to report that marines with their weapons and equipment will be transported by IL-76 aircraft.

    The ministry had previously reported that the paratroopers of the two countries plan to conduct anti-terrorist exercises in October this year, and in particular, to train in desert …

  • Intelligence: Russia has stepped up training of its strategic nuclear force

    Russia has intensified the operational and combat training of its Strategic Nuclear Forces. This was posted by the press service of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on Facebook.

    “Between the 19th and the 22nd of September, command and staff training of the 33 Missile Army (Omsk) of the Strategic Rocket Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia was being implemented. The purpose of the training was to determine the readiness of the Strategic Rocket Forces ( …

  • Joint exercises involving Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia begin

    On September 19, in Romania’s northeastern Satu Mare county on the Someș river, about 30 km southeast from the Ukrainian border, the Blonde Avalanche 2016 joint military exercises started, with participation from servicemen from Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

    As reported by a correspondent from Radio Svoboda, Ukrainian participants are practicing tasks related to the elimination of consequences of disaster and minimization of losses as part of an international joint pontoon-bridge …

  • NATO air defense exercises begin in Slovakia

    The international Tobruq Legacy 2016 exercises began on Monday at the Lest training area in Slovakia. The air defense units of eight NATO countries are participating in the exercises. The countries involved are Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and the US. This was reported by the press service of the Czech Ministry of Defense.

    “The goal of the exercises is to test and strengthen the level of interaction of ground air defense units in accordance with …