Contents tagged with exercises

  • Tactical helicopter and aircraft exercises are taking place in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave

    Flight-tactical exercises are currently taking place in Kaliningrad. These exercises are being completed by a mixed helicopter squadron of the naval aviation section of the Baltic Fleet. This was reported to Rosbalt by the press service of the Baltic Fleet.

    These scheduled exercises include over 10 crews of the Mi-24 and Mi-8 offensive and military transport helicopters, as well as Ka-27 anti-submarine and search-and-rescue helicopters.

    Pilots will have to make more than 20 scheduled flights, …

  • Russian Navy conducts exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

    A Russian naval strike group has launched a tactical exercise in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    Two small missile ships, Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol, participated in the exercise which saw them interacting with ships of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. “The exercise will test the Russian Navy’s ability to act in crisis situations of a terrorist nature,” the press service said.

    The …

  • Balkan countries are concerned about Russia's participation in military exercises in Serbia

    South-Eastern Europe is concerned about the Russian Federation’s impending participation in military exercises that will be conducted in Serbia in September and October.

    Former Ukrainian Ambassador to Croatia Markian Lubkivskyi, who is also the coordinator of Valentin Nalyvaychenko’s public movement “Justice” wrote on his blog on that “At a time when Russia is escalating the situation with the Crimea, South-Eastern Europe is increasingly worrying. It is seriously concerned about the …

  • Russia to conduct naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

    On August 15, a Russian surface action group will hold tactical exercises in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. As reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense's press service, the agency is planning to test the ability of their fleet to counter terrorist threats.

    Russian Naval ships based in the Mediterranean Sea will take part in the tactical exercises. Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol small missile ships, which are already en route from the stationing port in Sevastopol in the Black Sea to …

  • Russia's Black Sea Fleet began large-scale exercises

    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have begun large-scale exercises. As the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reports, the exercise will take place in the ranges, airfields and training facilities of the Southern Military District and in the Black Sea.

    "Logistical support, engineering, moral and psychological security, communications security, radio-electronic warfare and nuclear, chemical and biological (NBC) protection issues will be worked out in practice. The plan …

  • Ukrainian Air Force exercises will continue as planned

    The aggravation of the situation in the Crimea and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces along the line of demarcation will not impact the planned military exercises of the Ukrainian Air Forces, Sky Shield 2016, that began on August 10th, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated.

    "The ongoing military exercises of the Air Force will be not cancelled due to the actions of the Russian military in the region," the head of the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces …

  • Ukrainian soldiers to participate in NATO's Flaming Thunder 2016 exercises in Lithuania

    Ukrainian soldiers of the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade will participate in NATO’s Flaming Thunder 2016 exercises in Lithuania, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The annual Lithuanian-led live-fire exercise, which focuses on artillery and mortar fire training, will be held near Pabradė and will last from August 1st to 12th.

    Military personnel from the US, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, and Portugal will also participate in the exercises.

    “In two …

  • Russia and China to hold joint military exercises in the South China Sea

    The Naval Forces of Russia and China will hold joint military exercises in the South China Sea even while the region is marked by unresolved territorial disputes.

    Russia and China will hold naval exercises in the South China Sea in September. On Thursday, July 28th, the representative of the Chinese Defense Ministry Yang Yujun said "The purpose of the air and naval exercises will be the deepening of the relations between the Armed Forces of the two countries and the strengthening of their …

  • Simple Strike 2016 exercises begin in Latvia

    The Simple Strike 2016 joint military exercises have begun on the Adazi training ground in Latvia, Delfi reported, citing the country’s Ministry of Defense.

    Servicemen from Latvia, the US, and several other NATO member states are participating in the exercises that last until August 5th.

    The joint training operations will include a unit of US Black Hawk helicopters that are stationed at the Lielvarde airbase in Latvia, as well as a unit of A-10 attack aircraft, which are stationed in Estonia. …

  • Moldovan Defense Minister: Russia's hybrid war cannot be stopped without NATO support

    Moldova’s Minister of Defense, Anatol Șalaru, said that, without the support of NATO, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova will not be able to defend against a “hybrid war” that attempts to destabilize the situation in Eastern Europe, the Defense Ministry of Moldova press service reported.

    According to the report, during the opening ceremony of the active phase of the Sea Breeze 2016 military exercises in Odessa, the Minister said that cooperation between the NATO member states and their Eastern …