Posts tagged as NATO

Defense Minister Jüri Luik will attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Defense Minister Jüri Luik will attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, where, among other things, the role of NATO in the Middle East will be discussed. Allied defense ministers will address issues related to NATO operations and missions, as well as deterrence and defense attitudes, focusing in particular on the future of the NATO Training Mission for Iraq (NMI) and the Afghan Training Mission Resolute…

Darling in Lithuania and Poland, NATO is loosing support in Germany and France

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Trust in NATO has risen significantly in Lithuania over the last decade, but dropped in countries like Germany and France, according to the Pew Research Center. A study published this week shows that 77 percent of people surveyed in Lithuania had a favourable view of the military alliance in 2019, up from 59 percent in 2007. The reverse has happened in Germany and France: trust in NATO has dropped from…

NATO Air Policing scrambled twice to intercept Russian planes

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Last week NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. On February 4, NATO jets intercepted one Ilyushin Il-76 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with its onboard transponder on, according to a pre-filed flight plan, maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre. On February 7, NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one Tupolev…

Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

By Christopher Black on Monday, February 10, 2020

I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of lieutenant nations in NATO have commenced the biggest military exercises in 25 years to take place in…

The U.S. conquers new territories in Europe

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, February 7, 2020

The deputy of the Latvian parliament Nikolay Kabanov spoke this week about the plans of the government to allocate territory in the suburbs of Riga under the U.S. military base. According to him, the Parliament was expelled from the decision-making process. Kabanov said on Tuesday that the Latvian government revised the document of the Ministry of Defence, containing amendments to the agreement on cooperation between the republic and the U.S.,…

NATO battalion in Baltics would be ready to act – interview

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The German-led NATO battalion in Lithuania, a “NATO buffer state”, would have the determination to act, Lithuania’s Chief of  Defence   Valdemaras Rupšys told BNS in an interview. “I think there would be enough determination and will to use [the battalion]. This is guaranteed by their military commanders and not even called into question,” he said. According to Rupšys, the geographical proximity to Russia poses additional challenges, including cybersecurity, to…

The Baltic States are Target Number One

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

From 1 January 2020 security of the Baltic airspace is ensured by three Command and Reporting Centers designed for specific national airspace surveillance, based in Tallinn, Lielvarde, and Karmėlava, instead of one joint unit. It is said that they enhance capabilities of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, regional interoperability, and reliability of protection of the Alliance airspace. On December 19 the new BALTNET (Baltic Air Surveillance Network and…

NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group change of command ceremony to take place in Rukla

Monday, February 3, 2020

On February 6 rotation and leadership of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) will change over at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla (Jonava region). The ceremony is planned to be attended by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys, Vice Chief of Defence of Germany Vice Admiral Joachim Rühle, commanders of units of…

NATO’s upcoming war games targeted against Russia

By Paul Antonopoulos on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Last week NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained why the U.S. are strengthening their military presence in Europe. The reason is unsurprisingly to pressurize and intimidate Russia, but also against China and the so-called fight against terrorism. Stoltenberg explained that there are now more U.S. soldiers in EU Member States, more than ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In the coming months, the Defender-Europe 2020 exercises, the largest of its kind in the…

Rehearsal of world war is coming

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 23, 2020

The leaders of the Baltic countries have been carrying out large-scale militarization of the region under the pretext of protection against the Russian threat over the past few years. NATO Warsaw Summit participants decided in June 2016 to deploy multinational battle groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. However, the leaders of these countries continued to make requests to strengthen NATO’s presence even after the transfer of the Alliance’s military…