Posts tagged as russia

Meeting between leaders of the Baltic States held on Wednesday

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lithuanian President Nausėda, Latvian President Levits and Estonia’s Prime Minister Kallas discussed their national positions on the most important points of the NATO summit agenda. The issues discussed included the security situation in the region, relations with Eastern neighbours, and implementation of the NATO 2030 strategic concept. The meeting discussed the necessity to step up political and practical assistance to Ukraine and Georgia. It was stated that Russia remained a…

Baltic states vow to tighten defense ties with an eye on Russia

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed to tighten their defense cooperation, vowing to explore the joint acquisition of new rocket launchers amid fears of Russian military moves in their neighborhood, the countries said in a joint declaration. The Monday announcement follows a May 21 meeting of the three defense ministers in Siauliai, Lithuania, meant as a stepping stone toward the June 14 NATO summit in Brussels. “We…

Russia Is Scared: America Has A Secret Plan to Attack Kaliningrad (If Necessary)

By David Axe on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Kaliningrad is Russia’s most heavily-armed military outpost. America still has a plan in palce to take it down should the need ever arise. Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which lies between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea and is geographically separate from the rest of Russia, practically bristles with S-300 and S-400 air-defense missiles, Oniks anti-ship missiles and Iskander surface-to-surface missiles. The Pentagon has…

Russian Troops Mass Near Ukraine, So The U.S. Military Lands An Army Brigade In Albania

Sunday, May 9, 2021

This spring Russia massed 80,000 troops and thousands of vehicles near Ukraine. Now NATO is mobilizing 28,000 of its own troops for a sprawling, months-long series of war games with its locus—you guessed it—near Ukraine. While the alliance’s Defender Europe 21 exercise is just the latest iteration of an annual training event and long has been in the works, its geography is no accident. NATO—and the United States in particular—is determined to…

Tourism near borders requires passing permit, Border Guard reminds

Friday, April 30, 2021

The State border zone is banned from the public. When visiting tourism objects or visiting the border zone in general, a pass is required, Latgale regional television reported April 28. A special permit is needed if persons over 15 are visiting zones in the border area. Recently the public has been increasingly violating these rules. With the beginning of the tourism season, the State Border Guard and tourism specialists hope…

Government decides against Russian-language vaccination newspaper

Friday, April 30, 2021

At the meeting on April 29, Latvian government decided against producing informative materials about vaccination in Russian. On Thursday, the government discussed possible exceptions to legislation in order to allow people to be informed of vaccination against Covid-19 in foreign languages, including in Russian, through a “vaccination paper”. However, the proposal was not supported and a way of providing information that is consistent with existing laws will have to be sought.…

Stoltenberg reacts to Russia’s statement on withdrawal of troops from Ukraine’s borders

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The North Atlantic Alliance welcomes the recent easing of tensions on Ukraine’s borders, but it continues to demand that Russia halt its military build-up and engage in the political process to settle the conflict, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He said this at a briefing in Brussels on Tuesday, April 27, following talks with Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We have seen…

Lithuanian Seimas calls on Russia to stop aggression, provocations against Ukraine

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Lithuanian Seimas has adopted Resolution No. XIVP-435, in which it called on Russia to stop aggression, provocations and propaganda against Ukraine, to immediately withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border on the basis of international law and mutual respect. “The Seimas strongly condemned the unprovoked military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and other aggressive unilateral actions that grossly violate bilateral and multilateral agreements and international law and…

US order against Russia: Italy at attention

By Manlio Dinucci on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio and Defense Minister Guerini were urgently summoned to NATO headquarters in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council on April 15: the same day on which President Biden signed the “Executive Order Against Harmful Foreign Activities of the Russian Government” in Washington. The Order not only decrees expulsions of diplomats and economic sanctions, as reported by the media. “If Russia continues or…

Ukraine crises trace back to ongoing NATO enlargement

By Shane Quinn on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Due to its location on the map between Russia and the EU-NATO states, the Ukraine or Ukraine has significant strategic importance as tensions there rise once more. The country is most commonly called “Ukraine” but, out of preference, the author will retain its less frequently used title of “the Ukraine”. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor (1977-1981) for president Jimmy Carter, wrote that Russian power would be diminished without…