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Slovenia to transfer M-55 tanks to Ukraine

The Republic of Slovenia will send 28 M-55S tanks to Ukraine, according to a statement published on the government’s website on Monday. In a telephone conversation, Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob and German Chancellor Olaf...

U.S. announces additional $600 million in security assistance for Ukraine

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 15 September an additional $600 million in military aid to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defence needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twenty-first drawdown of...

Germany to deliver MLRS, APCs to Ukraine

German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht stated on 15 September that Germany will supply two more MARS II Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) along with 50 Dingo armoured personnel carriers (APC) to Ukraine Speaking at a Bundeswehr...

Belarus begins unannounced military exercise in border regions

Belarus has begun unannounced military exercises to practice "liberating territory temporarily seized by the enemy" and regaining control over border regions, the Belarusian Defence Ministry stated. The manoeuvres which began on 8 September are taking...

Taiwan shoots down Chinese drone

Taiwan’s military has shot down a suspected Chinese drone that entered its airspace over Kinmen island. The Taiwanese army said an unidentified commercial drone equipped with cameras intruded into restricted airspace over the waters...

Slovakia to consider sending Mig-29 fleet to Ukraine

Slovakia is considering sending its fleet of 11 Mig-29 fighter aircraft to Ukraine, Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad announced on 25 July. Nad said, “we can discuss the future" of his country’s MiG-29 fleet after they're...

Czech Air Force to protect Slovak skies amid MiG transfer to Ukraine

A deployment of Czech Air Force fighter aircraft will be approved to guard the airspace of fellow NATO member Slovakia, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on 3 July. “We will help Slovakia until it...

Turkey, Russia reinforce positions in Syria ahead of possible offensive

Turkey and Russia have reinforced their positions in the north of Syria ahead of a possible Turkish military offensive against Kurdish groups. The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) reported on 3 July that a...
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