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In Nod To Russia, U.S. Condemns Foreign Military Involvement In Libya

Russia has been helping Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

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NATO forces return to the Black Sea

21:53, 14 July 2020 – UNIAN Apart from conducting maritime security patrols in international waters, the two exercises will help enhance interoperability between Allies and regional partners. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the second time this year to conduct further routine operations, and to

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France to supply 20 patrol boats to Ukraine – French envoy

19:57, 13 July 2020 – UNIAN Five out of 20 boats will be manufactured at Ukraine’s production facilities. French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins has said the two counties will sign an agreement next week on the supply of 20 patrol boats to Ukraine. In particular, de Poncins has told journalists about the projects that are at the stage

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Meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission focuses on reforms, developments in Donbas

00:59, 09 July 2020 – UNIAN Allies also stressed the importance of delivering on domestic reforms. A meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels on July 8 focused on reforms and developments in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna. They

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Russia Will Hate This: Ukraine Cleared to Move American Javelin Missiles to Front Lines

U.S-supplied anti-tank weapons could change the balance of power in favor of Ukraine. by Caleb Larson In an interview, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that following the advice of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisors, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles would be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines in their conflict against separatists in the country’s east—though the missiles would have

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US Congress to vote on $600-million military contract with Ukraine

The United States Congress will vote on the sale of $600 million of equipment to bolster Ukrainian maritime capabilities in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea after July 17. This modern equipment — including Mark VI Patrol Boats, Seahawk gun systems and FLIR Radar systems — will help the Ukrainian government protect its southern maritime flank. The arrival of

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Russia Expects Expedited Fighter Jet Deal With India – Interfax

Russia and India could sign contracts for the sale of 33 fighter jets soon as New Delhi deals with heightened tensions with China and Pakistan, Interfax reported Thursday. India’s defense ministry said it has approved procurement of 21 Mig-29 for nearly $1 billion and 12 Su-30MKI for $1.4 billion. It has also approved an upgrade to its existing fleet of

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Russian citizen illegally crosses border of Ukraine, doesn’t want to join Russian army

During the explanation, the guy noted that he did not succeed and did not advise anyone to do so Yesterday, June 26, border guards of the Sumy detachment detained a 19-year-old resident of the Russian Federation, who illegally crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border on foot outside checkpoints. This was reported by the State Border Service press office. When clarifying the circumstances

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Ukrainian MoD plans radical cuts to elite units in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

CHRISTINE CHRAIBI Following the 2013-2014 Euromaidan and Revolution of Dignity that ended the rule of former president Viktor Yanukovych, the new authorities in Kyiv inherited an army in a pitiful state. Within a short period of time, Ukraine’s army has evolved from a depleted, neglected and underfunded force to one that has contained a Russian invasion and Russian-backed forces in

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U.S. to sell Ukraine patrol boats, guns, sensors worth $600 mln

23:10, 17 June 2020 – UNIAN The sale is expected to help deter Russia from muscling Ukraine in the contested Kerch Strait and key ports along the Azov Sea. The U.S. State Department has cleared a potential sale to Ukraine of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and other gear worth $600 million, it was announced Wednesday. With the modern and

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Retired Austrian Colonel Jailed Over Spying for Russia

A retired Austrian army colonel was jailed for three years on Tuesday after being convicted of spying for Russia. The 71-year-old who has not been named “betrayed state secrets at the expense of Austria for a foreign secret service,” a Salzburg court ruled. He also “deliberately disclosed a military secret,” according to the verdict. The court case began in March

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United States tests new powerful laser weapon to destroy drones

The U.S. Navy has been developing directed-energy weapons (DEWs), to include lasers, since the 1960s Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) on May 16. This was reported by the press service of the US Pacific Fleet Command. LWSD

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U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

The 50-year-old arms control regime that helped keep the Cold War cold is beyond repair. It’s time to start discussing ways of moving toward a new global strategic regime. Donald Trump is often accused of being utterly unpredictable. Yet on a number of issues he has demonstrated a high degree of consistency. Arms control is a prime example.  In 2017,

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Russian Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing Crew

A Russian military helicopter crashed Tuesday evening, killing its three crew members, news agency RIA Novosti reported. The MI-8 helicopter belonging to the Russian Air Force crashed near the town of Klin, 50 miles outside Moscow, during training exercises. “On May 19, around 20:00, while performing a training flight 20 kilometers from the village of Klin, a Russian Air Force MI-8

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Russian Navy to Bolster Baltic Fleet With 6 New Warships

The Russian Navy has ordered a batch of six cutting-edge warships for its Baltic Fleet, Navy commander-in-chief Nikolai Yevmenov said Monday. The move comes amid ongoing tensions between Russia and NATO member states in the Baltics. All six of the Karakurt-class corvettes from Project 22800 will be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, Yevmenov said in a telegram to sailors marking

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Trump has announced development of ‘super-duper rocket’

According to Trump, this is fastest rocket in world, almost three times faster than Russian and Chinese President Donald Trump has announced the development of a new hypersonic ‘super-duper missile’ in the US – it is almost 3 times stronger and faster than the Chinese and Russian counterparts. Trump said this at the ceremony of presenting the new flag of

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Israeli warplanes bomb Syrian troops near Palmyra

Israeli combat aircraft, successfully bypassing the Syrian S-300 Russian S-400 air defense systems, managed to break into the central and northern part of Homs province and attack at least three populated areas. The reason for the attack remains unknown, however, neither the Syrian nor the Russian military was able to detect the attack in advance. The Syrian air defense systems

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine lost its chance for civilian, business-minded defense minister

When then-U.S. President-elect John F. Kennedy interviewed Robert S. McNamara in December 1960 for a job in his administration, he knew exactly what he wanted from his future secretary of defense. McNamara had vast experience in analyzing the efficiency of the U.S. bombing of Japan during World War II and was also a top-level expert in strategic planning, rationalization, and

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