Section: Military

      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...

      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...