Nordic Defence Ministers Joint Cooperation Statement

The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed European defense and security policy. In light of the ongoing crisis, Nordic solidarity and defense cooperation is more important than ever. The Nordic countries share fundamental values and security interests. We share a strategically important location. Closer defense cooperation between the Nordic countries strengthens our military capabilities and promotes regional security and stability.…

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Wärtsilä Writing Off Russian Business Unit

Wärtsilä strongly condemns the war in Ukraine. Human rights, safety and prosperity are very important for Wärtsilä, and we value a peaceful and stable business environment wherever we operate. After Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Wärtsilä immediately suspended all deliveries, sales, orders, and bidding to Russia. We are complying with all current and will comply with all future trade sanctions applicable…

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War in Ukraine and Top NATO Priorities: Climate & Diversity

On the 12th April 2022, the International Military Staff (IMS) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Katherine Prudhoe and staff hosted their second Deep Dive Session focusing on the triple nexus of Climate Change, Gender Perspective and Security. This session highlighted the ecological risks for security and military planning as well as the importance of integrating a gender perspective. Subject matter expertise…

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CO of Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov Dies From Wounds

The commander of the large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet “Caesar Kunikov” Alexander Chirva died during a special operation in Ukraine, Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev said on his Telegram channel on Monday. “Today we said goodbye to Alexander Grigoryevich Chirva from Sevastopol. Commander of the large landing ship “Caesar Kunikov” of the 197th brigade of landing ships…

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Freeze and Seize Task Force Seizes €30 Billion of Assets

Today, the ‘Freeze and Seize Task Force’ is meeting with US and Ukrainian representatives to discuss international cooperation on the enforcement of sanctions. The Task Force, set up by the Commission last month, has been meeting on a regular basis to ensure better coordination of the enforcement of EU sanctions against Russian and Belarusian individuals and companies. During this week’s…

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China Claims Their Zubr Class Are Largest Hovercraft

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps recently conducted a series of round-the-clock joint amphibious landing drills with Navy surface vessels and the world’s largest hovercraft, enhancing and displaying the PLA Navy’s amphibious landing capabilities, analysts said on Sunday. A brigade affiliated with the Marine Corps collaborated with the Navy’s surface vessels in recent training courses and drills…

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Russia Claims a Humanitarian Corridor for Ships in Ukraine

Disclaimer: From Tass News Agency Russia is creating a humanitarian corridor 20 miles to the southeast of the Ilyichevsk Port for the exit of 67 foreign ships from Ukrainian ports, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Thursday. “The Russian Federation is creating a humanitarian corridor for the exit of foreign ships from Ukrainian…

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Remembering Coast Guard Cutter Cushing

By Chief Warrant Officer 4 Allyson E.T. Conroy Joyful cheers rise each time a turtle slides down the brow sign into the cool Atlantic Ocean waters, just off the coast of North Carolina. Sending 130 rescued sea turtles back into the ocean would be the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing’s final mission as a commissioned U.S. vessel. For the crew, this would become…

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Norway to Increase Short Term Defense Spending in 2022

Pending parliamentary approval, the Norwegian Government has allocated NOK 3 billion to increase the activity and preparedness of the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2022. The proposed spending will for the most part be dedicated to strengthen our preparedness in the North, says the Norwegian Minister of Defence. The allocated sum will increase our readiness and allow us to speed up…

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Russia Moves Ukrainian Rescue Ship Sapphire to Sevastopol

From Interfax Ukraine Russian invaders are transporting the seized civilian rescue ship Sapphire to the port of Sevastopol, the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said March 9th. “The captain of the Sapphire, who was given the opportunity to contact the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration, said that there were ‘little green men’ on board who kept the crew ‘at gunpoint.’…

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