January 31, 2020 Brexit became a fait accompli. Now, a special transition period has come in relations between the EU and London, during which the parties are preparing for a new reality.
Over the past few weeks, Turkish drones and air defense systems have helped the UN-supported national consensus government regain control of almost the entire west of Libya, recapturing it from the Haftar army.
Turkey wants to use Russia to solve its political problems in the Middle East, but does not consider it a real ally - only "a neighbor that they do not choose." This statement was made by the former Minister of Defense of Turkey.
Washington’s initiatives could cause concern for Ankara, because the new US plans for Syria directly threaten the interests of Turkey, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah writes.
Turkish-backed forces won a series of victories this week in western Libya, delivering a powerful blow to the ambitions of ambitious field commander Khalifa Haftar and demonstrating that Turkey has become a decisive player
The intervention of Turkey in the civil war on the territory of Libya on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA) allowed not only to stop the Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive in Tripoli, but also made Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar retreat
Former Israeli diplomat Ilan Baker said that if Jordan is dissatisfied with Tel Aviv’s position to annex territories located on the West Bank of the Jordan River, the king of this Middle Eastern country could risk and declare war on Israel
The Turkish Ministry of Defense issued a statement on the situation in Libya, explaining its invasion of the country with the desire to "form an independent, sovereign and prosperous Libya."
The Turkish analyst Ibrahim Karagul writes on the pages of the pro-government newspaper Yeni Şafak about the upcoming “second stage” of the attacks by Turkey and the formations of the GNA supported by it.
Officially, these fighters do not exist, and their military company has no registration. According to the journalist of the Russian BBC Service Ilya Barabanov 8 thousand people have been in the ranks of Wagner for 5 years.
It is indicated that Chinese experts recognize the Su-34 as the best fighter-bomber in the world for its outstanding maneuverability, high speed and powerful arsenal for destroying various land and water targets.
The Times has quoted unnamed US defence sources as saying that the Pentagon may lose a sea war with China if one breaks out in the Indo-Pacific region amid the increasing tensions between Beijing and Washington.
The fact is that Iran does not produce world-class weapons systems, but succeeds in updating old models of equipment from other countries and selling them, writes The National Interest.
And how does Russia view these events? While Moscow and Beijing are strengthening cooperation in all areas, many Western experts have warned that China’s growing military power will increase tension between the two countries.
Disagreements with Tunisia have posed a dilemma for Turkey on how to proceed in Libya, Libyan military expert Hisham Abu Hajar said in a May 12 interview with Aljazeera.
In a document signed on Tuesday by President of the country Andrzej Duda, which replaced the 2014 strategy, the word “Russia” and its derivatives are spoken eight times, writes Polish journalist Mahal Potocki in Gazeta Prawna.
The old strategic architecture is collapsing and the world is plunging into a mess, the publication continues. The US was tired of the role of world leader and went into isolation, for which the Europeans were not ready.
The last days in Turkey some media and public figures have begun to discuss the topic of coups. On the one hand, they remembered the last coup, on the other hand, they talked about the threat of the coming.
Fifth-generation aircraft have already flown up, but the development of science and technology does not stand still, so more and more information appears on work on projects of 6th generation aircraft.
Last Thursday, EU supreme diplomat Josep Borrel proudly announced the start of the new Mediterranean mission of the European Union, “Irini,” writes the German newspaper Die Welt.
According to media authors from the Middle Kingdom, the invasion of three missile destroyers by the US Navy and the British frigate in the Barents Sea was an excellent way for Russia to test its ability to protect its own interests in the Arctic.
The American publication We Are The Mighty published material in which it simulated a thermonuclear bomb explosion over Moscow, and also predicted the likely consequences.
The 1970s were for the United States the worst period of the Cold War. During this decade, the war in Vietnam split the American people - the public, languishing from a long and painful war, demanded peace at all costs.
Donald Trump vetoed Congressional Resolution S.J. Res. 68, which indefinitely prohibits the head of state from using armed forces against Iran without declaring war or “definitive permission”.
President Putin amended the Disciplinary Rules of the Russian Armed Forces. The case concerns toughening measures for the dissemination by military personnel of information about their and other members of the army.
A long-range bomber that can potentially carry either slow but long-range cruise missiles, or shorter range but extremely fast ballistic missiles, will complicate Western missile defenses that must prepare to stop multiple threats.
According to analysts of the publication, Ankara is trying to get financial assistance from Washington, but is unlikely to refuse military cooperation with Russia in terms of the contract for the supply of S-400 systems.
Thanks to Russian engines, the Chinese J-10C fighter was able to surpass the American F-16V. This is stated in the publication of the American edition of Military Watch.
According to the newspaper, the purpose of this operation was to send a signal to Moscow, as well as to check the readiness of the Navy for action in any weather conditions.
The royal families of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates consider Turkey a threat, since Ankara does not give them the opportunity to implement their plans in the Middle East, the Turkish Sabah writes in an article.
Russian invisible Su-57 fighters several times overcame the US military in intelligence the Middle East. Such conclusions were made by analysts of the Vietnamese publication SOHA.
Forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) associated with Turkey have recaptured several strategic cities from Haftar in recent weeks.
The crime rate in Libya has increased significantly after the illegal interference of Turkey in the affairs of the state. The militants controlled by the so-called GNA continue to terrorize civilians with a vengeance.
In the expert community of the American "deep state", the discussion of the problem of "NATO mobility" in Europe for a possible war with Russia continues. In essence, we are talking about the rapid concentration of US troops and their NATO allies
Iranian authorities are well aware that the country's naval forces do not have sufficient survivability and firepower to confront such a serious enemy as the United States directly.
Washington does not have enough information to clearly understand which countries and when carry out such bombings, while blaming various states for violating the treaty banning such tests.
Turkey's difficult economic situation due to the country's coronavirus pandemic could force Turkey to "sell" its Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems to the United States.
In the context of the confrontation between Russia and NATO, Poland and Belarus have come to the fore in recent years, the importance of which is growing rapidly.
Russia unexpectedly reacted to the aggravation of the situation in the Persian Gulf, where the American fleet puts pressure on Iran. To such conclusions experts from China came, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Politros.
Russia completed the modernization of its legendary artillery installation, significantly improving its technical characteristics and combat capabilities. New advantages of the Russian self-propelled gun "Malka" appreciated by the The National Interest
Russia, as one of the leading military powers, provides reliable control over the security of its borders, including air borders. If the enemy approaches a distance of 150 kilometers, then Moscow is ready to respond to this step with a powerful missile strike.
The Chechen Republic or simply Chechnya is one of Russia’s federal subjects. Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has long been known for his extravagant outbursts in regard to Moscow’s demands.
Waiver of the United States by the Open Skies Treaty could be a strategic mistake for Washington. This view was expressed by American columnist Daniel R. Depetris in an article published in The National Interest.
Moscow and Washington are intensively exchanging signals about the future of the most important international treaty - START-3. The Americans present their conditions to Russia to extend the validity of this document.
Turkey and Russia signed a ceasefire on March 5 to put an end to hostilities in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib between Turkish-supported forces and the Syrian military supported by Russia, they recall in their article for the Washington Institute.
Turkey’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Syria and Libya is unprecedented in its scale and effectiveness, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing MiddleEAST telegram channel.
The situation in the west of Libya has radically changed in a few days. Units of the Government of National Accord (GNA) were able to clear the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar coastal areas of the country that they recently captured.
Moreover, these expensive machines and their maintenance will place a heavy burden on the military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the test pilot Raymond “Chip” Dudderar's opinion.
According to him, this high-speed “air sniper” with a wingspan of 20 feet (15.2 m), which flies at a very high altitude, can easily destroy enemy radars and shoot down enemy aircraft.
Russia has become a leader both qualitatively and quantitatively, having at its disposal a wide range of electronic warfare systems (EW) that can have a significant impact on the course of the battle and operate even in space
China’s policy in the South China Sea creates a situation in which US behavior looks like a destabilizing intervention, says Robert Farley, a professor at Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Trade, quoted by The National Interest.
Moscow inherited an extensive collection of missiles from the Soviet Union, and despite the fact that the Russian missile arsenal is somewhat outdated, it forms the basis for Moscow’s strategic actions,” American journalists note.
Turkey has negotiated with the United States about the possible protection of the currency exchange line from the US Federal Reserve System and discussed other financing options to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
American experts noted that Russia inherited from the Soviet Union an extensive collection of missiles, which the country currently continues to keep up to date, as well as modernize.
Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance.
In exchange for the consent of Damascus, the actual ruler of the UAE promised an impressive amount in US dollars. Such a sensational “exposure” was made by the Middle East Eye information and analytical portal
The US military managed to squeeze Russia out of northern Syria, despite a noticeable complication in relations with the Kurds, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.
Along with the reflection of the Turkish threat, our military has to enter into a tough confrontation with the American occupiers almost daily. Both sides are pulling together new units into the areas of contact.
The world is changing – the coronavirus has affected not only the everyday lives of every citizen, but also political and economic processes. In addition, political processes are directly and indirectly affected by the economy.
Everyone says that the era of fifth-generation aircraft has come, but the confrontation of fighters of this generation can be observed infrequently. Currently, only a few countries can produce fifth-generation aircraft.
The Pentagon plans to upgrade its nuclear arsenal in Germany, replacing obsolete bombs with modern ones. Now the US Air Force nuclear bombs that have remained in Germany since the Cold War are at the Luftwaffe airbase in Büchel
Turkish artillery increasingly violates the ceasefire in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, established on March 6 according to the agreements of Russia and Turkey.
The war between the United States and Iran will become “unfair” to both countries, as it will be provoked by “outsiders.” This was stated by one of the most influential Iranian politicians, the deputy of the Mejlis (parliament) of Iran.
After the end of the arms embargo in October 2020, Iran will be able to acquire, among other things, fighters for its Air Force. It was previously believed that Tehran would most likely stop at Russian planes, but now China may be in the favorites.
Moscow is working on expanding the capabilities of electronic warfare in outer space, increasing the stability of national communication systems and developing capabilities to defeat objects of ground-based space infrastructure.
In recent days, Ankara has stepped up its participation in the Libyan conflict. The Turkish Navy began to support the troops of the Government of National Accord, which were defeated.
Militants distribute humanitarian aid in Syrian Idlib under the auspices of the terrorist group Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham and personally its leader Abu Muhammad al-Giulani.
Unique Russian super-maneuverable fighters armed with hypersonic missiles. The arsenal of fourth-generation Su-35 aircraft will replenish the R-37M air-to-air ammunition.
Heroism and selfishness, negligence and responsibility, concern for the public good and ignoring common sense - all this is highlighted vividly and clearly.
NATO forces have shown an inability to withstand bacteriological attacks: because of COVID-19, they are reducing contingents at foreign bases. And the incidence of the virus in the US Army is higher than that of the civilian population.
In January of this year, the launch of the project 22350 frigate of the Admiral Gorshkov type was the first successful launch of the 3M22 Zircon hypersonic missile. The missile hit the ground target located at the military range of the Northern Urals
The Russian Su-35 multipurpose fighter outperforms the American F-16 not only in maneuverability and close combat, but also in terms of protection against the effects of precision weapons.
In exchange, they were usually offered sums of money, although there were other incentives, such as citizenship. Lebanese Hezbollah has become a leading force intervening in the conflict on the side of the regime and in close coordination with Iran
The Turkish side undertook to ensure the withdrawal of armed formations from the security corridor within 4-6 months. Moreover, Ankara must carry out this conclusion on its own.
The American publication The National Interest in the article praised the modern Russian fourth-generation fighter MiG-35 manufactured by the Russian Aircraft Corporation, which can be classified as 4 ++.
As it appears, the jihadists, who focus on Iraq and Syria, understand the corona virus epidemic as an All-weakening of the "crusader nations" that are now facing "worst nightmares", such as it is formulated in an editorial in the al-Naba newsletter
Against the backdrop of the worldwide spread of COVID-19, refugees living in the US-controlled Rukban camp in southern Syria were in danger. In recent days, patients with symptoms characteristic of the coronavirus appeared in it.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "hides" reliable information about the deaths of his troops in Syria in order to save his rating, said Boris Rozhin, editor-in-chief of the Kassad information and analytical center,
The American magazine The National Interest called the F-16 the most “successful” light multi-role fighter, which has long “stuck in the belt” of a competitor - the MiG-29, learned BulgarianMilitary.
Mark Esper issued an order to cease the movement of the US military, suspending travel and travel abroad for up to 60 days in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.
The Turkish government can turn its eyes to oil fields in eastern Syria in an effort to divert attention from the coronavirus pandemic in the country, writes Seth Franzman
Washington Examiner, an American weekly political magazine published in Washington, claims that achieving and maintaining US air superiority is the main tool for ensuring national security in a coronary virus epidemic.
How should preventive measures work in a densely populated area with 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants? 200 "test kits" were dispatched to the Gaza Strip on Friday March 13th.
A coronavirus pandemic could hit not only the Russian Su-57 fighter, but also other promising aircraft. Earlier, South Korea announced the development of its fifth-generation aircraft.
Iraqi Al-Ahad news agency reports that the United States missile defense systems are in a state of readiness for transfer to the border with Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Labeik kit “looked similar to the guidance units used with the Fateh-110 family of solid-propellent missiles, although its four triangular control surfaces were inverted,” according to Jane’s Defense Weekly
The spread of coronavirus in refugee camps in Syria could lead to a revival of the Islamic State and a new escalation of violence. The federal news agency was figuring out how close Syria is to a new round of instability.
Sometimes countries do not want to draw attention to their actions, especially if the steps they take are connected with the threat of a response from the United States or may give rise to it.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have pushed both the United States and Russia with his dangerous game in Syria, writes Turkish journalist Jan Dundar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Pentagon and the United States Department of State continue to collaborate on replacing Soviet and Russian weapons in Eastern Europe with American counterparts. This was announced by Colonel Juraj Orland.
A new military hotbed could erupt due to Baghdad’s reluctance to continue dancing to Washington’s tune and the latter’s intention to maintain its military presence in Iraq for as long as possible.
The United States recognized Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who led the Islamic State after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as an international terrorist. Five million dollars are promised for his head.
At one point, one of the most important factors in the Turkish army’s conduct of hostilities in Syrian territory was a demonstration of the combat capabilities of the products of the Turkish military-industrial complex
To make mistakes is human, if only these mistakes are then admitted. Some time ago, I wrote about the possible obscure ways the Russian president could attempt to maintain his power and influence after his second term ends.
Turkey could have a possible military advantage in a direct confrontation with Russia in Syria if such an occasion arose, analyst Michael Peck writes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Commentator Meriem Elijda Atlas notes the seriousness of Russia's positions in the region, given the special relations with Israel that are not related to the war in Syria.
In a February 26 article by Hufvudstadsbladet, Matts Andersén expresses concern about the growing risk of nuclear war. His anxiety is absolutely justified.
Turkey has been a member of NATO already since 1952, but a serious question has recently emerged: is Turkey on the side of NATO, or has it perhaps sided with Russia?
Turkey and Russia escaped a full-scale war, although Ankara is conducting a powerful offensive against the troops of the Syrian regime, which Moscow supports. Why didn’t Russia escalate in Syria and abandon direct confrontation with Turkey?
Turkey continues to transfer forces to the Syrian province of Idlib, despite the agreement reached between Ankara and Moscow on a ceasefire in the region.