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Ukraine to publish instructions in case of nuclear attack

Instructions will be published in the coming days in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, said. The NSDC apparatus has developed...

Nord Stream pipelines damaged in suspected sabotage

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the gas pipeline system, has stated that three offshore lines of the Nord Stream network have sustained “unprecedented” damage in what is believed to be acts of sabotage. The...

Belgium to transfer weapons, equipment to Ukraine

The Belgian Minister of Defence, Ludovin Dedonder, said that Belgium will send a new military package worth over €12 million to Ukraine. Belgium will supply Ukraine with FN M2HB .50 calibre heavy machine guns (HMG), along...

Lithuania transferred 50 M113 APCs to Ukraine

Lithuania has transferred 50 M113 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas announced on 26 September. "As to military assistance to Ukraine, Lithuania has...

Estonia begins snap military readiness exercise

Estonia has begun a snap readiness exercise to practice the functioning of the reserve army which will take place from 22 to 28 September. It comes a day after Russia announced that it was mobilising...

Russia transfers paratroopers from Syria to Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on 20 September that the Russian military leadership has decided to withdraw units of the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment from Syria and move them...

Lithuania puts Rapid Reaction Force on high alert following Russian mobilisation

Lithuania has raised the level of alertness of its Rapid Reaction Force in response to the partial mobilisation in Russia, Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas said on 21 September. Writing on Facebook Anušauskas stated, "Since...

Russia announces partial mobilisation, calls up 300,000

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 21 September ordered Russia's first mobilisation since the Second World War, calling up 300,000 reservists. In a televised address to the nation, he said this was a necessary step to...
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