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    OSCE Reports Intensified Fighting Around Donetsk Airport
    Apr22

    OSCE Reports Intensified Fighting Around Donetsk Airport

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reported intensified fighting around Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne as well as military movements on both sides of the contact line. This was stated in the latest report of the SMM, which monitors the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The report, which was released on Tuesday, said that...

    [Ticker] Nato to hold cyber defence drill in Estonia
    Apr22

    [Ticker] Nato to hold cyber defence drill in Estonia

    About 400 computer experts will participate in a cyber security drill in Estonia this week, reports AP. The move is part of Nato’s attempt to boost its defences against potential hacking attacks and comes amid heightened tensions in eastern Europe following Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border
    Apr22

    Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border

    Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced on Wednesday that 70 troops will be posted to the border with Turkey in order to help the border police deal with the influx of refugees. The troops will be stationed at the border on April 27 and the Defence Ministry will also help with military equipment, the minister said in an interview for...

    US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending
    Apr22

    US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending

    The US has welcomed the announced plans of the Polish government to purchase US-produced Patriot surface-to-air missiles at a total cost of USD 5 B. Reportedly, additional USD 3 B will be spend on weapons from European contractors. The helicopters 725 Carcal also known as Super Cougar will be a part of the purchase. The statement was released at...

    Kannike: Situation in east Ukraine could worsen in fall
    Apr22

    Kannike: Situation in east Ukraine could worsen in fall

    Sulev Kannike, the Estonian ambassador to Kyiv, said the situation in the eastern part of the country is unlikely to take a turn for the worse after May 9, when the end of World War II is celebrated. He said the local elections in October could be the bigger trigger. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Medvedev – Sanctions over Crimea ‘price worth paying’
    Apr22

    [Ticker] Medvedev – Sanctions over Crimea ‘price worth paying’

    Western sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea were a price worth paying, prime minister Dmitri Medvedev said Tuesday. In his annual statement to Parliament, Medvedev conceded that the sanctions, combined with the oil price slump, had done “meaningful” harm to the economy, amounting to €25 billion. …read more Source:...

    DefMin Dusa, British General Bradshaw analyse regional security
    Apr22

    DefMin Dusa, British General Bradshaw analyse regional security

    Defence Minister Mircea Dusa and General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe analysed on Tuesday the regional security following the crisis in Ukraine; the two attended an international military exercise at the Smardan firing range of Galati County. …read more Source:...

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles as it keeps wary eye on Russian expansion
    Apr22

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles as it keeps wary eye on Russian expansion

    Warsaw accelerated the process to select a supplier and modernise its armed forces after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula last year …read more Source: The...

    Juncker: “I’m here all day”
    Apr22

    Juncker: “I’m here all day”

    Jean-Claude Juncker is aware of the chatter, of the “Where’s Juncker?” speculation that goes on in after-hours gossip around Brussels, laced with not-so-nice innuendo that he may be treating the presidency of the European Union as a part-time job. He doesn’t like it one bit. “I am not attending cocktails. I am not attending embassy...

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles
    Apr22

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles

    Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

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