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Right Sector Insignificant? President Offers Neo-Nazi Defense Ministry Post

As part of an effort to get the country's volunteer battalions under his control, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is said to have offered Right Sector leader Dmitri Yarosh a post in the Ministry of Defense.

UK to Send 75 Military Advisors toTrain Syrian ‘Moderate Opposition’

According to the defense ministry's press release, the UK will send about 75 military trainers and staff to teach use of small arms, infantry tactics and medical skills to local opposition forces as part of a US-led program. The training takes three years and prepares and equips thousands of hand-picked members of Syrian opposition.

French Frigate La Fayette Arrives at Odesa Port

The frigate La Fayette of the French Navy arrived on a visit at the port of Odesa, the press office for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

Poland says four U.S. Thunderbolt planes join exercises

WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in military exercises in Poland for the first time, the Defense Ministry said, as part of U.S. attempts to reassure eastern European allies worried by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

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Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: Greeks Celebrate Independence as EU Creditors Discuss Their Fate. Greeks celebrate their independence Wednesday with a military parade and a folk-music festival sponsored by the Ministry of Defense, as European officials more than 1,000 miles away review the financial aid that will shape their future. Show More Summary

US Missile Defense Systems in S Korea Could Spark Asian Arms Race - Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry also expressed concerns that the expansion of US defense missile systems in South Korea could complicate negotiations with North Korea in regard to its nuclear capabilities.

'Nothing Super Hard About it': Mistral-Like Ships Could be Built in Russia

Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is ready to build assault ships similar to the Mistral-class helicopter carriers in Russia should the country's Ministry of Defense make such a decision, said OSC president Alexei Rakhmanov.

Poland Calls Military Reservists as US Armored Columns Roll Through Country

The Polish army has summoned its reserve forces for military exercises “immediately,” the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday – the same day a high-profile United States military convoy arrived in the country.

Japan's Okinawa Requests to Shut Down US Marine Base Contruction

Japanese authorities in the southern prefecture of Okinawa requested the Ministry of Defense to cease all underwater construction on the planned location of a new US Marine Corps base in the city of Nago, the Japan Times reported Monday.

Indian Defense Personnel Under Threat of Foreign Intelligence Cyberattacks

Indian defense personnel continue to be targets of foreign intelligence espionage efforts or agents, the country's Defense Ministry said.

NATO-Led Afghan Mission Cost Germany 8.8Bln Euros

Germany's 12-year security mission in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has cost Berlin a total of 8.8 billion euros ($9.4 billion), according to German Defense Ministry estimates.

Chinese military denies role in cyber attack against

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China’s Defense Ministry on Friday denied that it had anything to do with a cyber attack on, a unit of, following a report in the Financial Times that the FBI was looking into the Chinese military’s involvement. “The relevant criticism that China’s...

Any Takers? Ukraine Seeks Volunteers After Mobilization Fails Again

Ukraine's Defense Ministry has announced that it will seek volunteers by creating a series of regional centers, as it faces persistent problems with its personnel.

Russia's Baltic Fleet Naval Aviation Conducts Training Flights

The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the crews of Su-27 fighter jets and Su-24M bombers of the Baltic Fleet's naval aviation conducted a series of night training flights as a part of snap combat readiness drills in the Barents Sea.

Russia's Black Sea Fleet Searching Simulated Submarines – Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Russia's Black Sea Fleet jointly with the naval aviation conducted a search for a simulated enemy's submarines in the designated areas of the Black Sea.

Over 700 Russian Paratroopers Conduct Drills in Pskov – Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that more than 700 paratroopers landed in the Russian western city of Pskov as a part of snap combat readiness drills.

Military of Russia’s East Prepare for Shooting Exercises – Defense Ministry

The Russia's Defense Ministry announced that the military personnel of the country's Eastern Military District were preparing for shooting activities as part of snap drills.

Russian Northern Fleet’s Nuclear Forces Hold Snap Drills

The naval strategic nuclear forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet hold snap drills Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russian Marines in Kerch Strait in Full Combat Readiness Amid Drills

Russian marines in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, are in full combat readiness amid military exercises conducted in the region, the Defense Ministry said.

Russian Navy Starts Battle Drills in Barents Sea – Defense Ministry

The Russian defense ministry announced that the country's Navy has started battle drills in the Barents Sea as a part of Russian Northern Fleet snap drills that will last until March 21.

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