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    Trump hands Merkel ”outrageous” NATO bill
    Mar27

    Trump hands Merkel ”outrageous” NATO bill

    U.S. President Donald Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill for money supposedly owed to NATO when they met last weekend in Washington DC, Politico reported citing Sunday Times. The gesture was ”outrageous,” the publication quoted an unnamed German minister as saying. ”The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the...

    McCain ”optimistic” over prospects of U.S. lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar26

    McCain ”optimistic” over prospects of U.S. lethal aid to Ukraine

    Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. John McCain at a joint press conference with Sen. Ron Johnson in Brussels has expressed optimism regarding possible provision of lethal aid to Ukraine by Donald Trump`s administration, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Obviously, for many years, I have approved of at least the...

    NATO envoys arrive in Balaklia to assist in humanitarian demining
    Mar26

    NATO envoys arrive in Balaklia to assist in humanitarian demining

    NATO representatives are arriving in the town of Balaklia, Ukraine, to conduct demining operations in the area where a large-scale fire engulfed a military munitions depot on March 23, head of the Kharkiv regional state administration Yulia Svetlichna said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”I can say that NATO envoys are already arriving to carry...

    NATO to assist in humanitarian demining in Balaklia, Kharkiv region
    Mar25

    NATO to assist in humanitarian demining in Balaklia, Kharkiv region

    The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center has started procedures to provide assistance to Ukraine on humanitarian demining in Balaklia, where on Thursday a large-scale fire engulfed a military munitions depot and mass detonations ensued, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter. ”Grateful to NATO for rapid response to...

    North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time: South Korea
    Mar24

    North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time: South Korea

    North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday, amid a report of a possible test within days as Pyongyang defies international pressure, Reuters reported. U.S. and South Korean military surveillance assets were closely monitoring the North`s Punggye-ri nuclear test...

    Russian paratroopers to hold drills in Belarus – Russian Ministry of Defense
    Mar24

    Russian paratroopers to hold drills in Belarus – Russian Ministry of Defense

    Personnel of Ivanovo-based Airborne Troops group will take part in the joint Belarusian-Russian brigade tactical training involving landing and combat shooting, to be held March 28 – April 6 at one of the training grounds in Belarus, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. Currently, part of Russian forces scheduled to take part in...

    NATO`s supreme commander wants more weapons to combat Russian threat
    Mar24

    NATO`s supreme commander wants more weapons to combat Russian threat

    NATO`s supreme commander on Thursday called for an escalated military buildup in Europe to deter Russia as senators from both sides of the aisle questioned whether U.S. President Donald Trump would confront or cooperate with President Vladimir Putin, according to Military.com. ”His intent is to fracture NATO,” Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said...

    20,000 people evacuated due to blasts at Kharkiv region military depot. Video
    Mar23

    20,000 people evacuated due to blasts at Kharkiv region military depot. Video

    Almost 20,000 residents in nearby residential areas have been evacuated due to explosions at a military warehouse near the town of Balaklia in Kharkiv region, according to the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Service. As of 07:30 Kyiv time on Thursday, March 23, some 2,700 civilians had been relocated from the village of Verbivka to the village of...

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally
    Mar22

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has urged the United States Congress to conclude a mutual defense treaty with Ukraine and grant the country Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status, according to an UNIAN correspondent. A relevant decision was supported by 232 out of the 327 MPs registered in the session hall. ”In accordance with the spirit and letter of the...

    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...

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