Tag: NATO

Russia moves missiles closer to Europe in retaliation for Nato deployments

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country will move missiles closer to Europe over “concern” about Nato expansion. Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad, a pro-Kremlin lawmaker told the state-owned RIA news agency. “Why are we reacting to Nato expansion so emotionally? We are concerned […]

4,000 NATO troops take part in Lithuania’s largest exercise near Russia’s border

Eleven NATO countries have sent 4,000 troops to Lithuania, the largest Baltic nation, to participate in this year’s Iron Sword exercises. The war games are meant to test the country’s ability to rapidly deploy a large number of troops. The exercise, which started on Sunday and is set to last till December 2, involves training […]

NATO, Europe Urge No Compromise With Russia Over Ukraine

America’s European allies said Tuesday that the West must not compromise on its principles or weaken its support for Ukraine, in response to a telephone call this week between President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump’s comments during the election campaign about seeking a better relationship with Russia rattled Eastern European officials. […]

Israel participates in its first NATO field exercise in 6 years

For the first time in more than six years, Israel was allowed to participate in a NATO exercise this week. Israel was a full participant in the wide-scale drill held in Montenegro to evaluate the readiness and capabilities of NATO to face natural disasters. On October 16, 20 Serbians including former ranking police officers were […]

NATO, RUSSIA TO HOLD PARALLEL DRILLS IN THE BALKANS

NATO is holding an emergency exercise drill in Montenegro while Russian troops will participate in a war game in Serbia as the two Balkan neighbors seem to be heading in different directions strategically. The five-day drill in Montenegro that started Monday includes fighting floods and chemical attacks. It will involve 680 unarmed personnel from seven […]

Nato chief says alliance ‘does not want new Cold War’

Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia and does not want another Cold War, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. The planned deployment of 4,000 extra troops to eastern Europe aims to prevent, not provoke conflict, he said. Despite current tensions, the military alliance does not see Russia as a threat, he added. Relations […]

Russian warships denied fuelling stop in Spain after concern from NATO

A Russian war fleet, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, will not refuel in Spain on their way to Syria after the Nato member cancelled a planned stopover following concerns by the military alliance. Moscow has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta with the Spanish foreign ministry […]

Russia could invade Europe within 48 hours, warns ex-military chief

A former NATO chief has warned Europe could be at the mercy of an imminent attack from Russia with no defence plans to repel an invasion.   General Sir Richard Barrons claimed Russia could deploy warplanes, ships and troops on European soil within 48 hours if it desired, with NATO some months away from an […]

Report: ‘Terrorists’ could seize US nuclear weapons from Turkish base

“Terrorists or other hostile forces” could possibly capture dozens of US nuclear weapons housed in a Turkish air base near the Syria border, AFP cited a Washington-based think tank as warning Monday.   Turkey, which has NATO’s second-largest military, allows the United States to use the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey to launch attacks […]

Russia beefs up military on southwestern flank as NATO approaches

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions.   Moscow has deployed more air defense systems in the southwest and has also deployed […]