Category: Lithuania

U.S. mulls tanks, heavy weapons in E. Europe & Baltics

The Pentagon is reportedly poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy equipment for up to 5,000 US troops in Eastern European and the Baltic countries. It says the move is to reassure its NATO allies. According to the New York Times citing American and allied officials, the equipment would be stored […]

US-Israel start training more proxy forces against Russia

Troops from the United States and Ukraine have officially opened joint training exercises intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western region of Lviv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the armed forces needed to be rebuilt from scratch […]

Russia plans to deploy nuclear-capable bomber jets to Crimea

Russia plans to deploy nuclear-capable bomber jets to the Crimean Peninsula as part of massive drills that range from the Arctic to the Pacific. A defense ministry source said Tupolev 22-M3 strategic missile-carriers will be sent to the Black Sea peninsula. Russia will also station advanced Iskander missiles to the Kaliningrad region that borders NATO […]

NATO build up; Poland, Latvia skeptical of proposed EU army

Polish and Latvian leaders are critical of a proposed EU army, amid heightened concerns over Russian aggression in eastern Europe. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker had initially raised the army idea. Poland and Latvia expressed skepticism Tuesday over proposals to establish a European Union army, raising concerns the proposed military force would effectively be duplicating […]

Ukraine parliament approves foreigners as gov ministers

Ukraine’s parliament has approved the appointment of three foreigners to key posts in a revamped government. President Poroshenko’s new team suggests no major change in policy, with conflict still raging against pro-Russian separatists in the east. Arseniy Yatsenyuk kept his job as prime minister in the coalition formed after October’s elections. The acting Foreign Minister […]

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