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Deputy NATO Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Pavlo Klimkin (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine)

“NATO will never accept Russia’s military occupation of Crimea”

The Deputy Secretary General underlined that NATO “will never accept Russia’s military occupation of Crimea”. “NATO stands by Ukraine and its right to be an […]

A Russian soldier looks on in the course of the unannounced combat readiness inspection (Opuk range) in the Southern Military District   Photo: Mil.ru

RFE/RL: Russia’s military build-up at the Black Sea worries allies

The timeline itself clearly shows Moscow has been progressively enhancing military presence at the Black Sea. The militarization of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia […]

Left to right: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with Pavlo Klimkin (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine) and John F. Kerry (US Secretary of State)  Photo: NATO.int

NATO: Ukraine doesn’t stand alone; Russia to challenge for a long time

In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Allied ministers and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reviewed the current security situation, and the progress of NATO’s […]

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Command (M), also warned a conflict with Russia would pose serious logistical problems   Photo: Flickr.com

Gen. Breedlove: decisions on proposed hiked military presence in Europe within months

According to the Wall Street Journal, the proposals for the deployment of multiple U.S. brigades in Europe were made over the weekend at the Reagan […]

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter   Photo: Flickr.com

In the face of a provocative Russia, US is transforming posture in Europe

In his speech, Carter underlined national defense in today’s time of transition and turbulence calls for technical as well as strategic and operational innovation, explaining […]

NATO's jets were scrambled five times due to Russian planes failing to meet international standard flight regulations   Photo: Jfcbrunssum.com

NATO scrambled fighter jets five times in a week over the Baltic Sea due to “defying” Russian planes

On October 26-November 1 fighter jets conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania and Amari Air […]

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, says the Alliance is ready to face all threats   Photo: Nato.int

NATO: Russia sees its own security in destabilizing, even dismembering neighbors

Pointing out challenges NATO has to cope with, NATO’s second-in-command said the Alliance has to face a newly assertive Russia to the east. “The world […]

An SM-3 missile is launched from a U.S. Navy Aegis-class destroyer   Photo: Raytheon

Romania hits back at Russia’s anti-missile shield ultimatum

Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control within the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the decision to install MK-41 systems (Aegis, […]

Russian military aircraft pounded targets controlled by the Syrian rebels, Pascu said   Photo: Mil.ru

Former Romanian Defense minister: Russia not after terrorists in Syria

Speaking to the Romanian antenna of Radio France International, Pascu argued that, even if Russia officially claimed it is fighting against the Islamic State, “the […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspecting transport infrastructure facilities in Krasnodar Territory    Photo" Kremlin.ru

A close look at Russia’s psychological warfare

“No one can escape the lie manufacturing machinery in the Kremlin: Obama’s decisions are falsified by the Russian press, and Kerry’s speeches, when they are […]