The situation in Ukraine is fraught with unrest and early elections, and there are fears that this could change the country's pro-Western orientation, National Intelligence Agency Director Daniel Coats said.
The Chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerassimov, says his country will respond to a US strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, if the lives of Russian servicemen are threatened.
Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine Kurt Volker believes that Ukraine and Georgia are not ready to join NATO. He stated this in an interview with Ukrainian publication UNIAN.
"Both of them (Ukraine and Georgia) had to do a lot of work, and now there is still a lot to do for both countries," he said.
NATO’s new priority is creation of the so-called "military Schengen" area in Europe aimed at speeding up troops’ deployment near Russia’s borders, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin told Krasnaya Zvezda.
The Strategic Culture reports about GUAM security conference in the Moldovan capital, titled "Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges," which was held on March 2 and attended by about 150 senior officials and experts from different countries, including US officials.
On March 1, 2018, the US Department of Defense announced that the Donald Trump administration had decided to supply 37 antitank missile systems (Javelin) and 210 missiles to Ukraine for a total of $ 47 million.
The Swedish military will participate in the mission of Canadian military instructors in Ukraine Unifier. This is reported in a press release published on Tuesday by the government office on the results of the visit of the Kingdom's Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist to Kiev.
If Western sanctions go as far as excluding Russia from the world wide web, the country's own internet is ready, said Russian presidential aide German Klimenko on Monday.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has condemned the government’s plans of defense purchases from NATO, adding that they were a result of pressure from abroad, reports TASS News.
Dodon stressed that Moldova was a neutral country. "The task of buying unnecessary weapons for the Moldovan army was set before the government from abroad," he said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, that US military is preparing the armed forces of European countries for the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Russia. Lavrov's statement was reported by Sputnik News.
The current situation in Ukraine may lead to early elections, according to the report of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States, Daniel Coats, presented in the Senate.
Strategic Culture reports, that on Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing its fundamental defence strategy from one that’s targeted against non-state terrorists (Al Qaeda, etc.), to one that’s targeted instead against three countries: Russia, China, and North Korea.
Members of the US Lower House of Parliament advocated that Washington help Kiev to resist "Russia-backed attempts to use disinformation and propaganda in cyberspace"
Russian media sources revealed that on Tuesday Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, instructed the Russian Defence Ministry to begin talks with its Lebanese counterpart to sign a military cooperation agreement between Russia and Lebanon.
A number of Western countries are allergic to Moscow’s domestic and foreign policy successes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a master class for the Leaders of Russia contest finalists, reports TASS News on Wednesday.