Category Archives: Europe

US M1 Abrams and other military vehicles spotted in Hungary today

The exchange of briefings on military exercises between Russia and NATO is not enough for deescalation, this requires the restoration of fully-fledged contacts between military officials, Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Thursday.

“If we talk seriously about deescalation, the prevention of dangerous military incidents, such briefings, even at the ambassadorial level, will not be enough,” Grushko told reporters.

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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201707131055510862-russia-nato-drills-grushko/

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Air Defence Systems deployed into Lithuania including US MIM-104 Patriot

The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO wargames from Tuesday – the first time the advanced defence system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority.

(Reuters)

Today, US military convoy has successfully arrived in Bulgaria and troops start to set up a camp base

This political uncertainty in US-Russian relations introduces a further complicating
factor in an already tense and challenged military deterrence relationship between
Russia and NATO.

The sharp deterioration of relations between NATO and Russia from 2013 had
already caused both sides to readjust their doctrines, planning, command and control
structures, logistics, deployments and exercises.

In 2017, NATO and Moscow are
continuing down the path of strengthening their defence and deterrence postures
with each other in mind as adversaries.

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http://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/medialibrary/2017/07/04/7707a67e/170704%20Trump%20Putin%20and%20the%20Growing%20Risk%20of%20Military%20Escalation.pdf