Posts Tagged ‘nato’

NATO allies launch largest military exercise since end of Cold War in clear message to Russia

(Media Release) A large-scale military training exercise involving more than 20 NATO and partner countries has kicked off in Poland, part of efforts to reassure east European nations rattled by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. For more than 10 days, 30,000 troops backed by large numbers of vehicles, aircraft and ships will be deployed in […]

Russia to form 3 new divisions to counter NATO buildup

(Media Release) Russia is to deploy two new divisions in the west and one in the south to counterbalance NATO’s increased military presence near Russian borders, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. “The Defense Ministry is taking a number of measures to respond to the NATO military buildup at the Russian border,” Shoigu said on Wednesday. […]

President Trump fills world leaders with fear: ‘It’s gone from funny to really scary’

(Media Release) Dangerous, foolish, irrational, scary, terrifying, irresponsible, a clown, a disaster. These are just some of the words used to describe the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency by politicians, diplomats and analysts around the world. As the businessman gave his first major policy address since becoming frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination on […]

Grounds to believe Turkey planning military invasion in Syria – Russian military

(Media Release) Developments on the Turkish-Syrian border give serious grounds to suspect that Ankara is planning a military invasion in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “We have serious grounds to suspect intensive preparations by Turkey for a military invasion on the territory of the sovereign state of Syria,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, Defense Ministry […]

Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe

(Media Release) In the early stages of Russia’s initially covert invasion of Crimea last year, a woman outside the parliament in Simferopol told a Maclean’s reporter why she thought so little of the protesters in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, who had forced the departure of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, days earlier. They had been […]

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian spy plane’ over Baltic

(Media Release) A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region. Estonia summoned Russia’s ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute. But Russia said the plane had been on a […]

#BBCTrending: Canada and Russia in Twitter fight over map

(Media Release) Russia posted this map in response to Canada’s Twitter jab This is Russia. This is “not Russia”. That’s the message the Canadian Nato delegation tweeted, in map form, to Russian soldiers “who keep getting lost and ‘accidentally’ entering Ukraine”. “Geography can be tough,” it notes snarkily. On Tuesday Ukraine released video of Russian paratroopers […]

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