Denmark urged to consider flooded weapons in the Nord Stream 2 route

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – When choosing the route of the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline, it is necessary to take into account the chemical weapons stocks flooded near the Danish island of Bornholm, said the press service of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) Ture Falbe-Hansen to RIA Novosti. After the Second World War, about 50 thousand tons of chemical munitions were flooded in the Baltic Sea. Most of them lie in the vicinity of the islands of Gotland and Bornholm. Falbe-Hansen also confirmed that the agency had…

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Hydrographic vessel of the Pacific Fleet delivered fuel and food to remote Pacific Fleet garrisons

January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – For several days the ship GS-269 of the hydrographic service of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia was engaged in cargo delivery, replenishment of fuel, water and food supplies, as well as delivery of additional equipment necessary for the life of the Pacific Fleet’s garrisons. The hydrographic vessel made a planned rotation of the fleet personnel, which ensure the functioning of the facilities of the airfield of the Kurile Island of Matua. The duty shift of the airfield maintains constant control…

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Statement on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

February 1, 2019 – Following nearly six years of U.S. and Allied engagement with Russia, on 4 December 2018, NATO Allies declared that Russia has developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty, and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security. Allies strongly supported the finding of the United States that Russia is in material breach of its obligations under the INF Treaty and called upon Russia to urgently return to full and verifiable compliance. Since that announcement, the United States and other Allies have remained…

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UK and allies reveal global scale of Chinese cyber campaign

December 20, 2018 – Along with its allies, the UK has announced that a group known as APT 10 acted on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security to carry out a malicious cyber campaign targeting intellectual property and sensitive commercial data in Europe, Asia and the US. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) assesses with the highest level of probability that the group widely known as APT 10 is responsible for this sustained cyber campaign focused on large-scale service providers. The group almost certainly continues to target a…

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Commander of Long-Range Air Force on the Tu-160 Flights in the Caribbean Sea

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Commander of Long-Range Air Force Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash reported by video conference to Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Sergei Surovikin on the implementation of the flights of two Tu-160 strategic bombers in the air space over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea using the Maiquetía airfield of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He noted that two Tu-160 aircraft of the Long-Range Aviation command had conducted a transatlantic non-stop flight from the Olenya airfield to the airfield of Maiquetía of…

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Indra Navy 2018 Russian-Indian Naval Exercise Practices VBSS

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The sea phase of the Indra Navy 2018 bilateral Russian-Indian naval exercise with the participation the PF flagship Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag, the major ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev and the large ship tanker Boris Butoma of the Pacific Fleet and 6 warships and vessels of the Indian Navy continues today in the Bay of Bengal near the Indian port of Visakhapatnam. In the first half of the day, practical training was conducted as part of the inspection operation, where the servicemen…

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NATO Foreign Ministers agree Russia is in violation of INF Treaty

December 4, 2018 – NATO members have concluded that Russia has developed and fielded a new missile system in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key arms control agreement which has been crucial in upholding NATO’s security for over 30 years. At a meeting on Tuesday (4 December 2018) NATO Foreign Ministers called on Russia to urgently return to full and verifiable compliance, saying: “it is now up to Russia to preserve the INF Treaty.” Allies expressed firm commitment to preserving effective international arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.

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North Atlantic Council statement on developments near the Sea of Azov

November 27, 2018 – In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, ‎NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, without delay. We call for calm and restraint. We reiterate our full support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its…

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North Atlantic Council statement on developments near the Sea of Azov

November 27, 2018 – In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, ‎NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, without delay. We call for calm and restraint. We reiterate our full support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its…

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UK Defence Secretary Announces New Defence Arctic Strategy

September 30, 2018 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, acknowledging the increasing opportunities and threats the region presents. The strategy will enhance the Ministry of Defence’s focus on the Arctic, underlined by our current commitments in the region and future deployments. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, Russia, with more submarines operating under the ice and ambitions to build over 100 facilities in the Arctic, are staking a claim and militarising the region. We must be ready to deal with all threats as they…

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BRP Tarlac Visits Vladivostok

October 1, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today in Vladivostok, with the first business trip in history, the landing ship-dock (DVKD) “Tarlac” of the Navy of the Philippines arrived. The mooring of the ship at the main pier of the Pacific Fleet in the Golden Horn Bay was provided by tugs of a detachment of ships providing the main naval base. On behalf of the Pacific Fleet Command, Filipino sailors were welcomed by the temporary commander of the combination of surface ships of the fleet, Captain 1st Rank Dmitry Pashenyuk. By…

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JMSDF on Trends of Russian Navy Vessels

September 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – From Wednesday, August 29 (Wednesday) around 2 AM to August 30 (Thursday) around 8 AM, “Makiri” belonging to the SDF No. 15 escort group (Otomine) and belonging to the second air group “P-3C” (Hachinohe) confirmed the following 14 Russian Navy ships. [smartslider3 slider=85] (1) From around 2 o’clock on August 29 (Wednesday) to around 3:30 in the morning, about northwest of Rebun Island One Steregsichy class frigate eastward traveling 110 km waters, Gresha Two Class V mini frigates, six Tarantul Class III missile escort…

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Japan Intercepts Russian Aircraft

September 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Integrated staff coordinator About the flight of Russian aircraft in the Japan Sea and the Pacific Ocean I will inform you about the subject as follows. Record 1st date September 1, Heisei 30 (Sat) 2 Nationality Two Russian TU-142 patrol aircraft Russia SU-24 tactical reconnaissance aircraft 1 machine 3 Outline of action As shown in the attached sheet. 4 Response of the SDF We responded by making emergency fighter aircraft. Attachment Behavior summary : SU-24 × 1 : TU-142 × 2 Target machine (TU –…

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Russia’s Harassment of International Shipping Transiting the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov

August 30, 2018 – The United States condemns Russia’s harassment of international shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Russia has delayed hundreds of commercial vessels since April and in recent weeks has stopped at least 16 commercial ships attempting to reach Ukrainian ports. Russia’s actions to impede maritime transit are further examples of its ongoing campaign to undermine and destabilize Ukraine, as well as its disregard for international norms. The United States supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its…

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