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    Stoltenberg comments on upcoming Ukraine-NATO meeting in Brussels
    Dec05

    Stoltenberg comments on upcoming Ukraine-NATO meeting in Brussels

    A meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will take place on Wednesday, December 7, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels. ”On Wednesday we will hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The security situation in eastern Ukraine remains extremely serious. The ceasefire is being violated every day,...

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33
    Dec05

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33

    Military sources close to The Aviationist report that a Russian Navy Su-33 Flanker carrier-based multirole aircraft has crashed during flight operations from Admiral Kuznetsov on Saturday, December 3. According to the report, the combat plane crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions, The Aviationist...

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills
    Dec04

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills

    A conference was held in Odesa aimed at planning the Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze 2017, the theme of which is a multinational security operation in a crisis region, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported. Besides Ukrainian and U.S. military, the event was also attended by representatives from Georgia,...

    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia
    Dec04

    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia

    Moscow sees nothing new in U.S. Congress banning cooperation between Russian and U.S. military, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, TASS reports. ”Nothing new here, the Congress adopted a similar law last year, too,” he said Saturday, according to TASS. ”In Pentagon`s last year budget was a ban on contacts between military...

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine
    Dec03

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine

    The United States plans to expand military cooperation with Ukraine, in particular, to provide the equipment and technical support to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as stated in the draft U.S. defense budget for 2017, approved by the lower house of Congress, according to Deutsche Welle. The document was adopted by an overwhelming...

    Ukrainian delegation to work toward holding NATO PA meeting in Kyiv in next few years – Gerashchenko
    Dec03

    Ukrainian delegation to work toward holding NATO PA meeting in Kyiv in next few years – Gerashchenko

    The Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be working toward ensuring that a session of the organization is held in Kyiv in the next few years, according to First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko. ”We offered to hold a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly in Ukraine,” she wrote on Facebook,...

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst
    Dec02

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst

    Ukrainian political expert Oleksandr Khara spoke with Ukraine Today on missile drills near Crimea and the Russian threats of a harsh response. ”Russia is trying to make a grip over Ukraine, to threaten it by military means and to wage its hybrid war, so it`s a natural reaction of Ukrainian military to improve their ability to defend the country...

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles
    Dec02

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko says Ukraine has successfully completed the testing of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles near occupied Crimea. ”Flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles have been successfully completed. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have made a great leap forward...

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation

    A General Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in Defense Sphere was signed on Friday, December 2, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service. The document was signed by Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of National Defense of Poland...

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media
    Dec02

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media

    President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to ”political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense, according to The Washington Post. ”We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Trump told a rally...

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