German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen at MSC2018: "I believe we also need a PESCO in foreign policy - and a common strategic culture. There is no military short-cut to a sustainable order of peace."

Map. History of Europe conflict

28 May 2018
Tonight's flight from Damascus to Rostov-on-Don by Cham Wings A320 aborted at the Armenian border
EU commissioner confident of solving Macedonia name row by summer
Tests of the new Arctic air-defense system Tor-M2DT which can withstand harsh weather conditions.
3 month ago
Russia announces it will sue the US over its "seized diplomatic property".
3 month ago
2nd video as Turkish coast guard ship ramming Greek coast guard ship
2nd video as Turkish coast guard ship ramming Greek coast guard ship
3 month ago
Video as Turkish coast guard ship ramming Greek coast guard ship
Video as Turkish coast guard ship ramming Greek coast guard ship
After U.S. indictments of Russians over alleged election interference, House intel panel Chairman Nunes says 'Putin government presents a pressing threat to American interests'
#Barkhane: the CEMA congratulates the soldiers involved in the raid in northern Mali on the night of 13 to 14 February.
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG12 escorted Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS guided missile @USNavyEurope destroyer USS Ross DDG71 during its BlackSea-bound Bosphorus transit3 month ago
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG12 escorted Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS guided missile @USNavyEurope destroyer USS Ross DDG71 during its BlackSea-bound Bosphorus transit
Chuck Schumer: The indictments are also a reminder that Russia will continue to try to interfere in our Democracy. The administration needs to be far more vigilant in protecting the 2018 elections, and alert the American public any time the Russians attempt to interfere. 2/2
Chuck Schumer: Special Counsel Mueller's indictments are further proof that Putin directed a campaign to interfere with our elections, with the goal of tipping the outcome. Given these indictments, @realDonaldTrump should implement the sanctions that Congress passed immediately. 1/2
Statement from @PressSec on the Russia indictments.
[email protected] said @POTUS has been "fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel's investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected."
3 month ago
[email protected]: Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!
"As we heard this week from the nation's top intelligence officials, Russia is still using social media to attack our democratic institutions and sow division amongst Americans," Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says following special counsel indictment
Top House Intel Committee Democrat Schiff on special counsel indictment: "The indictment leaves open the vital question of whether Americans, including any associated with the Trump campaign, knowingly played a role in Russia's active measures campaign."
"The Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system," House Speaker Paul Ryan says in response to special counsel indictment. "We need to follow the facts and work to protect the integrity of future elections."
Schiff: "The indictment reaffirms what our Intelligence Community concluded, what our Committee's investigation has borne out, and what President Trump denies: that Russia interfered in our election in an effort to assist his presidential campaign and harm Hillary Clinton's campaign"
Richard Pinedo, 28, from California pleads guilty to identity fraud in connection with Special Counsel's probe for offering services to circumvent security features of companies such as PayPal
3 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says U.S. election meddling allegations are absurd
Increased military activity at Makiivka highway
Rod Rosenstein: "The Americans did not know that they were communicating with Russians."
Rod Rosenstein: "The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities, promote political campaigns, and stage political rallies."
Rod Rosenstein: "The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system."
Donetsk: Unusual military activity at Mariupol' crossroads, road to Leninsky is closed, many APCs and military
.@USNavy boosts the BlackSea patrols amid tensions in the region: FWDdeployed to Rota and on its 6th patrol in support of regional allies, Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS guided missile @USNavyEurope destroyer USS Ross DDG71 transits BlackSea-bound Bosphorus in the dark3 month ago
[email protected] boosts the BlackSea patrols amid tensions in the region: #FWDdeployed to Rota and on its 6th patrol in support of regional allies, Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS guided missile @USNavyEurope destroyer USS Ross DDG71 transits BlackSea-bound Bosphorus in the dark
Russian individuals coordinated both pro- and anti-Trump rallies after his November 2016 victory. Considerable evidence here that the bottom line was really to exploit American polarization to further divide the country
3 month ago
President Poroshenko at MSC2018: I appeal to our international partners: do not miss a chance to build more just order in Europe by supporting us. At defending Ukraine, you defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of yours
3 month ago
President Poroshenko at #MSC2018: Ukraine's enhanced defense potential would raise the cost for Russian aggression. In the face of such strong deterrent, Moscow will think twice before new offensive.
Federal grand jury working with special counsel returns indictment "against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes."
3 month ago
President Poroshenko at MSC2018: Sanctions are working! The only message to Moscow today has to be that the price will keep increasing on and on until Russian troops leave Donbas and Crimea. If somebody still thinks that the sanctions are ineffective, than we shall strengthen them
The FBI has indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering with U.S. elections.
3 month ago
President Poroshenko: There is no limits in Kremlin as regards its hidden agenda. There is no country, which is so familiar with Moscow's hybrid tactics as Ukraine is. That is why my call to the world: it is in our joint interest to resist Russia's attempts to break our unity and ruin our democracies
3 month ago
President Poroshenko at MSC2018: Today, there is nothing for us to do but to acknowledge that the hybrid war waged by Russia is gradually turning into the full-fledged World Hybrid War.
US Commerce Dept says all other countries would be subject to aluminium quotas equal to 100% of their 2017 exports to the US, or a quota on all imports from all countries equal to a maximum of 86.7% of their 2017 exports to the US.
OSCE Secretary General: Serious discussion with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on margins of MSC2018 about crisis in and around Ukraine, emphasizing importance of protecting safety of our monitors and assets, and return of Russian officers to Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination3 month ago
OSCE Secretary General: Serious discussion with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on margins of #MSC2018 about crisis in and around Ukraine, emphasizing importance of protecting safety of our monitors and assets, and return of Russian officers to Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking Internet surfers in Belgium
3 month ago
Lavrov: The US is trying to build a quasi-state in Syria with the support of the Kurds
3 month ago
How does Germany want to position itself in its security policy? Here's Ursula von der Leyen's answer at MSC2018
3 month ago
Qatar Emir: In the Middle East, we need a framework similar to that of the European Union
Macron puts army general in charge of national service: sources
3 month ago
Guterich: We support the Kuwaiti mediation and the American efforts to end the Gulf crisis
Russian Su-35 fighter jets hold drill in Ivanovo region
3 month ago
27-year-old Aidan James who has spoken publicly about fighting with the Kurdish People's Protection Units against Islamic State in Syria has been charged with three terror offences
3 month ago
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at MSC2018: "We want to remain transatlantic but become more European."
3 month ago
German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen at MSC2018: "I believe we also need a PESCO in foreign policy - and a common strategic culture. There is no military short-cut to a sustainable order of peace."
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross DDG71 departs Aegean and transits Marmara-bound Bosphorus,photo - @LeCetin3 month ago
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross DDG71 departs Aegean and transits Marmara-bound Bosphorus,photo - @LeCetin
3 month ago
Ischinger at MSC2018: "It is not by accident that the German and the French defense ministers will give the opening addresses of this conference. There is a renewed determination in the German-French partnership, and also a new sense of urgency."
3 month ago
The Munich Security Conference 2018 is officially starting right now: with opening statements by @ischinger, Ursula von der Leyen and Florence Parly! MSC2018 Tune in to the live feed on our website:
3 month ago
It was normal to take a peace dividend after the Cold War. But we must increase defence spending when tensions increase – @jensstoltenberg
3 month ago
Munich Security Conference: Only a few minutes left until the official start of the MSC2018! We look forward to hearing @UN Sec-Gen @antonioguterres, German Defense Minister Ursula v. d. Leyen, @poroshenko, and many other exciting guests today!
NATO is changing the way we combat terrorism - shifting from large combat operations to training: @jensstoltenberg3 month ago
NATO is changing the way we combat terrorism - shifting from large combat operations to training: @jensstoltenberg
3 month ago
SG @jensstoltenberg to German industry leaders @Der_BDI: if NATO doesn't continue to adapt we'll lose relevance. This is as you do - when markets change, you adapt
3 month ago
Industry is important for NATO and NATO is important for industry: peace and security are the foundation for economic growth and prosperity [email protected]
Russian diplomacy chief Lavrov arrives to Munich for #MSC2018
3 month ago
[email protected] reminding Britain it can not take for granted that there will be vital transition period after Brexit - nothing agreed until everything is agreed
3 month ago
NATO Secretary General: NATO has agreed to set up new training mission Iraq. "The aim is to train the trainers" - help professionalize Iraq's military forces
We didn't pay any political price for the release of @Besser_Deniz, @juergenhardt tells @MKuefner and calls for the state of emergency in Turkey to be lifted3 month ago
"We didn't pay any political price" for the release of @Besser_Deniz, @juergenhardt tells @MKuefner and calls for the state of emergency in Turkey to be lifted
3 month ago
Addressing burden-sharing: NATO is doing what promised to do with 3 consecutive yrs of increased defence spending. Still have a long way to go – but Europeans are stepping up. - @jensstoltenberg
3 month ago
Glad to be here after a meeting of NATO DefMin, where we decided to modernise our Command Structure with a new command for the Atlantic, one for military mobility within Europe and a new cyber operations centre - @jensstoltenberg
3 month ago
OSCE SMM's Hug: Those violating agreements must be held to account. Promises to cease fire, to withdraw weapons, to disengage, to demine, and to ensure the @OSCE_SMM safety and security must be kept. People –especially children – living in eastern Ukraine deserve nothing less
3 month ago
OSCE SMM's Hug: SMM faced aggression by the sides who committed to ensure monitors' safety. On 9 February, armed "DPR" member fired close to monitors; and three SMM unmanned aerial vehicles were targeted (twice in government-controlled areas)
3 month ago
OSCE SMM Hug: provisions agreed in Minsk are clear and cannot be misunderstood – no use of any weapon; no heavy weapons present; no forward moves; no mines. But commitments do not correspond to reality, violators are not held to account
3 month ago
OSCE SMM Hug: In addition to almost 8,000 ceasefire violations in Donbas, presence of heavy weapons in violation of agreed lines, and forward movement, @OSCE_SMM last week saw another violation of agreements – hundreds of mines in areas in Shyrokyne-Vodiane area
3 month ago
OSCE SMM's Hug: SMM monitors last week established UAF moved its positions forward into Novooleksandrivka (Luhansk region), saw 15 weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of contact line
3 month ago
Alexander Hug of @OSCE_SMM says 677 instances of heavy weapons use recorded on 7 February, including 360 MLRS explosions –highest number since March 2017
3 month ago
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: Last week the Mission observed highly volatile situation in eastern Ukraine, particularly in Luhansk region where 0 violations were recorded on 5 Feb, and over 3,000 on 7 Feb
3 month ago
Media briefing by OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug:
In Odesa region SBU exposed small arms smuggling channel from the countries of EU3 month ago
In Odesa region SBU exposed small arms smuggling channel from the countries of EU
Hungary anti-immigration bill is an 'assault on human rights': U.N.
3 month ago
ATO spox: Russia-backed militants committed a total of 10 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine yesterday. Unfortunately, this resulted in one Ukrainian serviceman killed and another wounded in action.
3 month ago
ATO spox: Luhansk sector - Russian proxies delivered two attacks near Luhanske, used 82mm mortars and an IFV. Donetsk sector - militants committed eight ceasefire violations, extensively used 82mm and 120mm mortars in six localities.
3 month ago
German Foreign Ministry confirms Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel has been freed in Turkey, the issue came up during talks between Merkel and Turkish PM Yıldırım yesterday
3 month ago
German journalist Deniz Yücel released from jail in Turkey, according to the German daily Die Welt
3 month ago
"Is the Transatlantic Relationship Sustainable?" fragt das 13. Transatlantic Forum der @CSU heute am Rande the Müncher Sicherheitskonferenz 2018 Ursula von der Leyen and @Markus_Soeder.
3 month ago
UK retail sales weaker than expected, barely rise in January.
3 month ago
Russian state bank makes a hostile takeover of Russian largest retail chain Magnit
3 month ago
Moscow denies US accusations of involvement in a new cyber attack
3 month ago
The Kremlin denies knowing any new information about Russian military casualties in Syria
3 month ago
Ukraine President Poroshenko to visit Munich Security conference on 16-17 February
EU budget chief Günther Oettinger says he wants Berlin to pay at least 3 billion euros more to cope with new tasks after Brexit. Oettinger, who is German, says it may sound like a lot, but it's only an extra 10 cents a day more for everyone in Germany
3 month ago
Polish PM meeting Merkel in Berlin today
.@RoyalNavy Type45 Daring class destroyer and Flagship to @NATO @SNMG_2 , @HMSDuncan D37 departed BlackSea after 17days, 07:00Z, transited Bosphorus and arrived Istanbul for a port call3 month ago
[email protected] Type45 Daring class destroyer and Flagship to @NATO @SNMG_2 , @HMSDuncan D37 departed BlackSea after 17days, 07:00Z, transited Bosphorus and arrived Istanbul for a port call
3 month ago
Jammu And Kashmir: One Russian skier died on teh spot after being hit by an avalanche in Gulmarg, 4 other skiers of the group have been rescued
US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV drone 'UAVGH000' - 50,000ft over eastern Ukraine
3 month ago
UK to seek EU mutual recognition deal for financial services: FT
3 month ago
FOR MEDIA: Media briefing by OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug TODAY via video link from Luhansk region. Join at 13:00 (Kyiv time), at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre, the Ukrainian House, 2 Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv, or online at
10 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was killed, another wounded
Statement from @WhiteHouse Press Secretary: In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history.
Fire at Marshal Shaposhnikov
Ministry of Defense: fire on the ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" began during welding works
Russian warship catches fire in Far East port
Russian warship catches fire in Far East port
Marshal Shaposhnikov, an Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy of Pacific fleet, is on fire in Vladivostok
Australian Government attribution of the 'NotPetya' cyber incident to Russia
White House statement on Russian cyberattack: "In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history." This was "a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences."
Moscow hosts big Russian cossacks forum3 month ago
Moscow hosts big Russian "cossacks" forum
Russian Ministry of Defense: training of anti-ship missile complexes Bastion and Bal in Crimea3 month ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: training of anti-ship missile complexes Bastion and Bal in Crimea
3 month ago
The courts will decide about German-Turkish Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel and I hope his trial will be conducted soon, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says
One Ukrainian soldier was killed as result of hostilities at Donbas today3 month ago
One Ukrainian soldier was killed as result of hostilities at Donbas today
Oleg Tereshenko From Krasnodar Krai of Russia was killed on 7 February near Deir-ez-Zur
Ukrainian Air Force Command: Russian aviation from Kurs'k, Millerovo, Hvardiys'ke and Saky made flights to the border of Ukraine, Tu-95 bombers from Crimea simulated cruise missile launches towards continental part of Ukraine(held drill of attack on Ukraine)
A man with a gun was detained by police near Verkhovna Rada3 month ago
A man with a gun was detained by police near Verkhovna Rada
RUAF strategic bombers noted airborne 1656Z
PM Yıldırım warns a reporter at the news conference not to make YPG propaganda after the reporter shows fake images of the Afrin operation3 month ago
PM Yıldırım warns a reporter at the news conference not to make YPG propaganda after the reporter shows fake images of the Afrin operation
3 month ago
German Chancellor says "we hope the case will resolve quickly within the scope of the rule of law and hope there will be an indictment soon. Turkish PM says he hopes D. Yücel will appear in court soon, each hearing is a hope, don't want this case to damage relations
Home Secretary @AmberRuddHR joins officers at Stratford today, as they work together with @BTP and @TFL as part the ongoing stop knife crime initiative3 month ago
Home Secretary @AmberRuddHR joins officers at Stratford today, as they work together with @BTP and @TFL as part the ongoing stop knife crime initiative
Tusk: 100 years after restoring independence. Today Lithuania stands tall, dignified and determined as member of UN, NATO and EU. Only united can European nations be sovereign and free of dependency on superpowers
Police in Odesa region detained foreign citizens gang, after assassination attempt of local man3 month ago
Police in Odesa region detained foreign citizens gang, after assassination attempt of local man
3 month ago
Russian energy minister Novak says current price of oil is acceptable for Russia
President Duterte meets with Norway envoy
[email protected]: Wrapped up another successful DefMin. NATO Allies moving forward on greater defense spending (but more needs to be done), modernizing command structure and increasing military readiness. SecDef Mattis: "NATO stands firm as an island of stability in a turbulent sea"
3 month ago
The Russian Federation has not yet confirmed the talks of the Foreign Ministers of the "Norman Four" in Munich
4 wounded in clashes with police at Solom'yanskiy district court(Trukhanov trial)3 month ago
4 wounded in clashes with police at Solom'yanskiy district court(Trukhanov trial)
3 month ago
Turkish PM Yıldırım speaks en route to Germany to meet Merkel, says on Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel "I believe he will appear in court soon, each hearing at court is a hope"
In clashes with suspected militant in Dagestan one policeman killed, several wounded
Afghan government to decide about Chinese military base: NATO
During investigation of triple homicide in Velyka Novosilka, police seized big amount of ammunition
3 month ago
Russian foreign ministry says Moscow has tangible evidence that Western countries have tried to interfere in Russian presidential election
EU split over expansion into Western Balkans
Odesa mayor Trukhanov released on bail by court3 month ago
Odesa mayor Trukhanov released on bail by court
3 month ago
Clashes near Solom'yansky court in Kyiv
Clashes near Solom'yansky court in Kyiv
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