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France’s second Russian-bought warship tested at sea

France’s second Russian-bought warship tested at sea

The second of two French Mistral warships whose delivery to Russia has been suspended due to violence in east Ukraine began its first open sea outing Monday, AFP journalists observed. The Sebastopol was eased from its Saint-Nazaire port in western […]


Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday […]


Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday argued against arming Ukraine during a trip to Washington where support is growing for delivering weapons to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists. “I understand that many of you are calling for a more […]


Russian troops launch mass drills close to Ukraine

Russian troops launch mass drills close to Ukraine

Russia launched major military exercises Thursday, with thousands of troops taking part in war games across the country, including in the annexed Crimean peninsula and southern regions near Ukraine. More than 8,000 ground troops began drills set to last until […]


Poland seeking submarine-launched cruise missiles

Poland seeking submarine-launched cruise missiles

Poland is seeking advanced cruise missiles to equip three new submarines it wants to acquire by 2030, the NATO member’s minister of defence said Thursday. Tomasz Siemoniak confirmed on Polish public radio that Poland had asked the United States about […]


Sweden raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden said on Thursday it would raise defence spending by 6.2 billion kronor (677 million euros, $720 million) and bring back troops to a “strategic” Baltic island amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. The country’s left-wing government said most of […]


Russia Grows Maritime Potential, Returns to Global Geopolitics

Russia Grows Maritime Potential, Returns to Global Geopolitics

Russia returns to global politics, signaling of intention to regain its geopolitical positions as a naval power. Ekaterina Blinova – Russia is growing its maritime potential, signaling its intention to regain geopolitical power as a naval force, according to experts. […]


Poland and Latvia sceptical over EU army idea

Poland and Latvia sceptical over EU army idea

Polish and Latvian officials on Tuesday voiced scepticism over calls for a European Union army to counter a militarily resurgent Russia. “It’s a very risky idea,” Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna told Poland’s private Radio Zet in reaction to Sunday’s […]


Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia

Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia

Russia has acquired high-tech camouflage netting from Switzerland for a record 85 million euros, having placed the order before Bern imposed sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, reports said Sunday. The netting is designed to escape detection by radar […]


 
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