Contents tagged with Military Exercises

  • Estonian defense minister: NATO to deploy additional forces in Baltic states during Russia and Belarus’s Zapad 2017 drills

    During the large-scale Russian and Belarusian Zapad 2017 military exercises, additional NATO forces will be deployed in the Baltic States, as stated on Thursday June 29 in Brussels by Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik at a meeting of the defense ministers of NATO member states, ERR reports.

    “One topic which was discussed in great detail at this meeting was the Zapad large-scale Russian military exercises which will be held in September,” Luik said.

    “All NATO early warning systems are ready …

  • Belarusian Foreign Ministry calls Ukrainian ambassador over statements regarding 'Slavic Brotherhood' exercises

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus summoned the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus, Igor Kizim, in connection with his statements regarding the "Slavic brotherhood-2017" exercises.

    This was reported on the website of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Ambassador of Ukraine was told that his statements do not meet the high level of friendly relations between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine; they are incorrect, and contain unreasonable accusations toward the Republic of Belarus in …

  • Russia holds military exercises in the Crimea

    In the Crimea, at the Angarsk training ground, the Russian military is conducting combat training with artillery units from Russian Black Sea Fleet, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    “D-30 howitzer artillery crews, Msta-B multiple rocket launchers, and Grad and mortar sub-elements will practice the task of transporting and preparing artillery units for battle as well as fulfilling the standards for gun displacement,” noted in the press service.

    The Russian …

  • Defense of the Suwalki Gap will be practiced during NATO’s Iron Wolf 2017 military exercise in Lithuania

    The NATO troops deployed in Lithuania and Poland next week will conduct training on the defense of the so-called Suwalki Gap, through which allied forces might arrive in the event of a military crisis in the Baltic countries, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    About 1,500 Lithuanian, Polish, British and American servicemen will take part in the maneuvers that will be held on June 17 to 19 and will involve heavy military equipment and helicopters. This operation is part of the international exercise …

  • NATO Saber Strike exercises to begin in Latvia

    NATO's Saber Strike multinational exercises, in which more than 2,000 soldiers from eight countries will take part, will start in Latvia on Saturday and will last until June 15th.

    Saber Strike is held annually, and involves joint exercises of ground and air troops under the command of U.S. forces in Europe. Servicemen from Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, Poland, Slovakia and the USA will participate this year.

    As stated by the Latvian Defense Ministry, the goal of the …

  • Russia begins snap military drills on the border with Ukraine

    On June 5, Russia conducted a sudden inspection of the forces on the border with Ukraine, and transferred its subdivisions to the annexed Crimea. As the Russian media reports, Russian, Belarusian and Serbian forces will take part in the “Slavic Brotherhood 2017” military drills. The drills will take place between the 6th and the 14th of June at Brestsky which will be the central location of the exercise.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that by order of Alexander Dvornikov, commander …

  • Ukrainian military will take part in multinational exercises in Germany

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the consolidated mechanized unit of the Operational Command South of the Ukrainian Armed Forces arrived at the Hohenfels test site in Germany to take part in the Combined Resolve 8multinational exercise.

    "During the next three weeks, Ukrainian soldiers will take part in the multinational exercises Combined Resolve 8. During the exercises they will learn about the specifics of inspecting terrain and buildings, and mine clearing," …

  • Saber Knight multinational military exercises begin in Estonia near the border with Russia

    In the Estonian city of Voru, near the border with Russia, the international command and staff exercises “Saber Knight” have started, as reported by the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces.

    As noted, with the participation of brigade staffs from Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark, a total of about 700 soldiers and officers are involved in the exercises. Servicemen from the United States and Slovakia are also participating in the maneuvers.

    According to Eero Rebo, commander of the Estonian …

  • Large-scale tank drills will be held during Spring Storm international military exercise in Estonia

    The training exercise of tank units are scheduled to take place during the Spring Storm international military drills, which will be held next week in Estonia, as reported by the country’s Defense minister.

    "On May 23rd, at the main training ground of the Defense Forces, training drills  with the use of heavy equipment, that is, tank units, will begin" Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces Riho Terras stated while visiting the command center of the military exercises.

    The heavy military …

  • State Border Guard Service of Ukraine: More than 100 marine border guards to take part in Sea Breeze-2017

    More than 100 Ukrainian marine border guards and as many commanders of the Izmailsky border guard rapid reaction detachment will take part in the Ukrainian-American Sea Breeze-2017 military exercises, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

    The border guards will conduct training on planning operations according to NATO standards, inspection team tactics, diving descent, airdrop missions and other training elements.

    “Nearly a dozen ships and boats and an air …