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    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media
    Mar22

    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media

    The United States has left open the possibility that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting if it was rescheduled to another date, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The announcement came less than a day after the State Department said Tillerson would skip an early April NATO gathering...

    Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea
    Mar20

    Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea

    The drills involve a Ukrainian minesweeper Henichesk and three vessels of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two Joint military exercises of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and NATO`s naval mine hunting team are being held in the Black Sea March 20. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the tasks include navigating...

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea

    Drills involving three large units of Russia`s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea`s Opuk firing range on Monday, March 20, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”For the first time in the Russian army`s history the Airborne Forces` three large units were simultaneously alerted as part of the drills and...

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense
    Mar20

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense

    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump`s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States ”vast sums” of money for defense, according to Reuters. ”There is no debt account at NATO,” von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance`s target for members to spend...

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army
    Mar19

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has called on the retired officers to return to active military service. ”I`m addressing the retired officers – those who, after time in service, have retired with pension provision from the state, housing and benefits and who are enjoying a well-deserved rest period. You have passed the tour of duty,...

    NATO ships arrive in Odesa for joint drills with Ukrainian sailors until April 20
    Mar18

    NATO ships arrive in Odesa for joint drills with Ukrainian sailors until April 20

    The crews of the four NATO ships that arrived in Odesa on Friday will have joint drills with Ukrainian sailors, according to an UNIAN correspondent. This was announced at a press conference on board the Polish Navy`s ORP K.X. CZERNICKI on March 17. ORP K.X. CZERNICKI Captain Alexander Urbanowicz is the commander of the fleet, which also comprises...

    Kyiv ready to launch joint aircraft production with Ankara – Ukraine Prime Minister
    Mar15

    Kyiv ready to launch joint aircraft production with Ankara – Ukraine Prime Minister

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says Kyiv is ready to cooperate with Ankara in joint production of aircraft, according to the Russian language service of Turkey`s Anadolu news agency. Groysman announced this at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim after talks in Ankara on Tuesday, Anadolu said. ”Turkey...

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016

    Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve, according to Reuters. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as ”obsolete”...

    Ukraine successfully tested a new anti-tank missiles
    Mar11

    Ukraine successfully tested a new anti-tank missiles

    Ukrainian design bureau Luch has successfully tested a new batch of anti-tank missiles. The company stated that the tests had been carried out carried out according to the customer`s order and were successfully completed. A footage from the range was earlier uploaded on the manufacturer`s YouTube channel. As seen on the video, the anti-tank...

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine
    Mar10

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine

    Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017. See also: Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine...

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