Contents tagged with hybrid attacks

  • Turchynov: Russia is beginning a new phase of the hybrid war against Ukraine

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, says that Russia is trying to move the hybrid war against Ukraine to a new phase by threatening a missile attack, the press service of the department reports.

    Ukraine held missile exercises over the Black Sea on Thursday, and plans to do so again on Friday, which has caused severe panic in the Kremlin. According to media reports, Russia has threatened Ukraine with a retaliatory missile strike.

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  • Swedish General urges the Baltic States to prepare for 'challenges' from Russia

    The Baltic States have to be ready for new challenges in the field of security against the backdrop of Russia’s strategic steps, which are different from those made during the Cold War. This was the statement made by the former chief of the Armed Forces of Sweden, General Sverker Göranson.

    “The Baltic countries are affected by climate change, hybrid offenses ... We are faced with a difficult situation in the field of security, leading to a number of other challenges,” Göranson said at the 2016 …

  • 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 …

  • Stoltenberg: Hybrid attacks can provoke NATO’s military response

    The NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that NATO can apply article 5 of the Washington Treaty, which will provide military response to all Alliance members, even in case of hybrid attacks on one of the country-members. Stoltenberg noted that the heads of NATO Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed on a possible application of the Article in any particular case. The hybrid attack can be understood as an armed conflict with the use of terrorist threats and information warfare.

    However, …