Contents tagged with Military Exercises

  • The US will station a company of paratroopers in Estonia during the Russian-Belarusian Zapad exercises

    The United States will send a company of paratroopers to Estonia during the time when Russian-Belarussian exercises Zapad 2017 are held. According to the main headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces, 150 servicemen will arrive at the end of August, BNS agency informs.

    In September this year, Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad 2017 will be held in the territory of Belarus where Russia will mobilize more than 4,000 wagons for the transportation of weapons and soldiers.

    Ukraine expressed  …

  • Latvia, Lithuania and Germany participate in military exercises in Baltic Sea

    In the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea this week, the Baltic Fleet is holding the annual Baltron Squadron Exercise 17/2, Delfi news agency reports.

    Lithuania, Latvia and Germany are participating in the exercises.

    The Latvian Navy is using the supply vessel Varonis and the minesweeper ship Rusins, and the German Navy is using the minesweeper Pegnitz.

    The Lithuanian Navy is represented by the Jotvingis staff ship, the Suduvis and Kursis …

  • Georgian Minister of Defense: Noble Partner exercises in Georgia this year will be more ambitious than before

    The joint military exercises, Noble Partner 2017, with the participation of the US in Georgia this year will be more ambitious both in terms of the number of participating countries and the number of personnel and military equipment involved, as stated by Georgian Defense Minister Levan Isoria, on Saturday on Georgian TV channel Imedi.

    According to him, the exercises, which will be held from July 30th to August 12th at the Vaziani training ground near Tbilisi, are a part of a large series of …

  • Putin: Joint Sino-Russian exercise is held for 'mastering the skills'

    President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the Russian-Chinese military exercise, Naval Interaction 2017, said that Russia and China have not created any military blocs or alliances. He stated this at a press conference following talks with the Finnish leader, Sauli Niinistö.

    Putin explained that the military "is simply refining their skills and interaction with each other." According to Putin, this is a good example of cooperation.

    According to the Russian President, cooperation between Russia …

  • Lukashenko invites observers to Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 exercises

    Belarus is inviting “a large number of observers” to the upcoming Zapad 2017 joint military exercises with Russia which have been a cause for concern for Ukraine and NATO states, reported by BelTA with reference to statements by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the leaders of the Security Council’s State Secretariat.

    “The exercises are open; we are inviting and have already invited a large number of observers. Come, look,” Lukashenko said.

    Lukashenko mentioned that …

  • Russian soldiers start to arrive in Belarus to participate in Zapad 2017 exercises

    Personnel from the Russian Armed Forces have begun to arrive in Belarus in order to participate in special exercises in anticipation of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 maneuvers, the Belarusian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Since July 23, logistic support divisions from the Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces have been arriving to participate in special joint exercises,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry noted.

    The Belarusian and Russian soldiers will have to jointly prepare …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: About 10 ships to take part in Russian-Chinese naval exercise in Baltic

    About 10 Russian and Chinese vessels will take part in the first phase of the Joint Sea 2017 exercise, which will be held in the Baltic Sea between the 21st and the 28th of July, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Between the 21st and the 28th of July, in Baltic Sea waters, the first stage of the bilateral Russian-Chinese Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise will be held. It will involve nearly ten ships and vessels of various classes, more than ten planes and helicopters …

  • Stoltenberg called on Russia to allow NATO observers to the Zapad 2017 exercise

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that more servicemen will be involved in the upcoming joint Russian and Belarusian exercise Zapad 2017 (West-2017) than was officially announced, and as a result, called for the admission of observers from the alliance to the exercise, Interfax reports.

    "I can say that it's too early to say anything right now, because we still have to see, because the exercises have not taken place yet. However, based on the history of the previous exercises, …

  • Two American P-8 Poseidon aircraft arrived in Ukraine for the first time

    Two American reconnaissance P-8 Poseidon aircraft have arrived for the first time in Odessa to participate in the Ukrainian-American exercise Sea Breeze-2017, the press service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on Facebook on Wednesday.

    In Odessa, the Sea Breeze international naval exercises are held under the auspices of the Partnership for Peace program and in accordance with the program of bilateral cooperation between the defense ministries of Ukraine and the …

  • Belarus: Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 military exercises pose no threat

    The Russian and Belarusian Zapad 2017 drills planned for September pose no threat, and the media’s hype surrounding this event is baseless, said Igor Petrishenko, Belarusian Ambassador to Russia, in an interview for the TV channel Russia 24.

    “In order to rehearse certain kinds of missions, originating from the evolving situation at the western and outer borders of the Union State, we must do the relevant training and drills. And so this hype which is building up is, in our view, completely …