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    North Korea fires missile into sea
    Apr05

    North Korea fires missile into sea

    North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan, the BBC reported. South Korea`s defense ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles), according to the BBC. It is the latest in a series of tests which the North says is peaceful but is widely believed to be part of a program...

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation
    Apr04

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak sees cyber security as a priority in cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and Canada, according to a statement posted on the Ukrainian ministry`s website. ”The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will cooperate with Canada in many aspects, including those related to cyber security. It`s...

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement
    Apr04

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Canadian Minister of National Defense Kharjit Singh Saijan signed a cooperation agreement on Monday, April 3 2017. At a signing ceremony, broadcast by Canada`s Defense Ministry on Facebook, Minister Poltorak stressed that his visit to Canada was a historic one, being the first official visit of a...

    Germany hiring extras to play ”Russians” in NATO, U.S. military drills
    Mar31

    Germany hiring extras to play ”Russians” in NATO, U.S. military drills

    Extras are being hired by a German recruitment agency to act as civilian population in a conflict zone in the framework of NATO and U.S. military exercises, TSN news service reports. Offered to play regular farmers or shopkeepers, the candidates are told fluency in English and German is welcomed, as well as Russian, Polish and Czech, according to...

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense
    Mar31

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense

    The Alliance consistently supports Ukraine in the area of cyber defense, as well as command and control reform, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in his doorstep statement ahead of the meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels March 31. ”We will close the ministerial meeting with a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission,”...

    Tillerson to push NATO allies on military spending, press Russia on Ukraine – RFE/RL
    Mar31

    Tillerson to push NATO allies on military spending, press Russia on Ukraine – RFE/RL

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Brussels to attend a March 31 NATO meeting that was rescheduled to allow him to attend, RFE/RL reports. A senior State Department official told reporters that Tillerson will push alliance members to increase their defense spending and will work with allies to press Russia to abide by the Minsk...

    Russia`s hybrid warfare arsenal battle-tested in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Russia`s hybrid warfare arsenal battle-tested in Ukraine

    The combined use of propaganda and cyberwarfare to support military operations on the ground are hallmarks of Russian ”hybrid warfare,” Nolan Peterson wrote in an article titled ”In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War”, published by The Daily Signal. ”Three years into the Russian aggression, we have experienced every Kremlin...

    NATO provides demining equipment to Ukraine after Balaklia blasts – NATO Secretary General
    Mar30

    NATO provides demining equipment to Ukraine after Balaklia blasts – NATO Secretary General

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that NATO is currently providing personal protection and demining equipment to Ukraine after artillery ammunition explosions near Balaklia on March 23. ”Just this week, our Science for Peace Program is responding to Ukraine`s request for assistance. Following the explosion at the Balaklia arms depot,...

    MFA Russia elaborates on agenda of NATO-Russia Council
    Mar30

    MFA Russia elaborates on agenda of NATO-Russia Council

    ”Among the priority issues, which the Russian side plans to raise today, is predictability of military action, reducing the risks of escalation as a result of accidental military incidents, as well as regional matters. We will also raise the issue of building up NATO`s military presence and training activities along Russian borders,” she said....

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar29

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is both the U.S. European Commander and NATO`s Supreme Commander, told a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Tuesday that Washington should consider granting Ukraine lethal aid to deter Russian-backed militants, Washington Examiner reports. ”I personally believe that we need to consider lethal...

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