Posts tagged as Nuclear

Nuclear particles detected in Baltics, likely from Russia

Monday, June 29, 2020

Higher than usual but harmless levels of radiation in the Baltic Sea region were detected last week, likely coming from a malfunctioning nuclear power plant in western Russia, according to a Dutch institute. Nuclear safety officials in Estonia and Scandinavia have all announced that their sensors recorded elevated levels of radioactive particles. According to Radio Free Europe, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said its “calculations…

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of permanent troops in the Baltic Sea Region, the number of war exercises has increased. The number of participants and participating…

Kremlin may threaten nuclear incidents in Belarus to blackmail Lithuania

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Lithuania’s failure to block nuclear energy imports from Belarus could seriously impede the Baltic states’ switch away from the Moscow-controlled power grid, according to Lithuanian MP Dainius Kreivys. The switch to the continental European system, scheduled to take place by 2025, is considered a strategic project by the EU and Lithuania and critical to the energy independence of the Baltic states. Lithuania is currently attached to the Moscow-controlled BRELL network,…

Nuclear ‘blitzkrieg’: NATO ally Latvia fears Russia will stage swift invasion using small nukes

By Joel Gehrke on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Russian forces have been training for a blitzkrieg operation targeting NATO members under the cover of recently developed nuclear weapons, according to a senior Baltic defense official. “That is probably the most dangerous scenario,” Janis Garisons, the second-ranked official in Latvia’s Ministry of Defense, told the Washington Examiner. “If you would look at Russian exercises, then you would see that they are exercising for such a scenario.” Latvia joined NATO in…

Chinese money connects Lithuania to Belarus’ nuclear plant

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

While Lithuania is putting all effort into isolating Astravyets’ nuclear plant , a Chinese state-owned company is a key contractor connecting the would-be facility to Belarus’  energy   grid. Yet, that same company owns an enterprise in Lithuania and takes part in strategic  energy   projects in the country,  LRT nvestigation  Team has found. Meanwhile, Belarus is pushing ahead with the project just 50 kilometres from Vilnius. Lithuania deemed the…

Requiem for the nuclear free world

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, November 28, 2019

This week was remembered for a remarkable date. So, 50 years ago the US and the USSR ratified The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. This document on strategic stability has reliably kept the peace for a long time. Experts call the date a “sad anniversary” and believe that many points of the agreement are not implemented. What is the reason?…

Iran says it has broken stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

Monday, July 1, 2019

Iran acknowledged Monday it had broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord. Iran had been expected for days to acknowledge it broke the limit after earlier warning it would do so. It held off on publicly making an announcement as European leaders met…

Iran to move away from its nuclear deal commitments, if deal not transformed

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tehran warned on Wednesday it would restart higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if other signatories of the Iran nuclear deal do not agree on «a surgery» of the deal. The U.S. left the deal one year ago and imposed sanctions on Iran. American news agency AP reports that President Hassan Rouhani also said that Iran would stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program, two…

Europe’s Worst Nightmare: Here’s What a NATO-Russia War Would Look Like

By Dave Majumdar on Thursday, April 4, 2019

If a war were to breakout in the Baltics between Russian and NATO, it might ultimately be irrelevant what the conventional balance is on the ground. “The other problem with the fixation on conventional deterrence in the Baltic fight is that just as in the old standoff between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, this battle is fraught with opportunities for nuclear escalation,” Kofman wrote. “Most Russian experts I know in…