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Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. The Ilyushin IL-20 “intelligence collection aircraft”, which […]


Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg, has taken note that activity levels on the Baltic Sea have increased of late. He says the Baltic Sea is now the scene of more military exercises, as well as […]


Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. “The head of state has tasked […]


Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield

Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield

Poland on Monday urged NATO’s new secretary general to push ahead with a missile shield system amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the Cold War. “We firmly support the creation of this (missile shield) system as a pan-NATO […]


Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Commandos sneak up on a fortress in southern Poland. Camouflaged behind sandbags, they fire their Kalashnikov rifles to free the hostages. But the fortress is really a school and the machine guns are fake. The bullets are blanks and the […]


Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to Russia,” the Nobel Peace laureate, who spearheaded Poland’s […]


US Approves JASSM and F-16 Upgrade Sale to Poland

US Approves JASSM and F-16 Upgrade Sale to Poland

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and F-16 Operational Flight Plan upgrades, associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. […]


Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

The Ukrainian government accused Russia on Thursday of massing around 4,000 troops on the border of Russian-annexed Crimea and Ukraine, as multiple Crimean residents also reported seeing troop movements. “According to our information, almost all military units of the Russian […]


Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]


 
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