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Jun 14 2021

British Destroyer, Dutch Frigate Entered Black Sea Following US Laboon

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Following the US destroyer Laboon, which entered the Black Sea on June 11, the British destroyer and the Dutch frigate crossed the Turkish straits. The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy is tracking the actions of the ships of the NATO member states. On June 14, the Type 45 destroyer Defender together with Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen entered the Black Sea, according to the statement of the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation. “The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to control the actions of …

Jun 1 2021

Again, NATO’s Polling Shows Far Higher Percentages of Chinese Than of Americans Think They Live in a Democracy.

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Eric Zuesse. A NATO front organization recently released their polling report “Democracy Perception Index 2021”, and its poll-findings in the 53 surveyed countries contradict more than confirm what NATO’s own propaganda routinely asserts; so, though these findings are major news, they are suppressed, instead of publicized, by NATO, and are practically a secret NATO poll. These rankings are published here for the very first time; they weren’t published, at all, in the NATO-affiliated report, but I calculated them from the data, which were published (and even those data were suppressed by the polls’ sponsors). …

Jun 1 2021

Zero Dark Failure: NATO Troops Mistakenly Raid Food Workshop In Bulgaria (VIDEO)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 29th, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense and Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into an incident in the village of Cheshnegirovo in the region of Plovdiv. The incident involved US military who, mistakenly, stormed vegetable oil production workshop during a NATO military exercise. The incident happened on May 11, but the US embassy said it only learned about the incident on May 28th. The diplomatic mission apologized for the incident and promised to co-operate in the investigation. “The US Army takes training seriously and prioritizes the safety of our soldiers, our allies, …

May 29 2021

Turkey Pushed NATO Allies Into Softening Reaction To Belarus Plane Incident – Report

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image. Turkey has pressured NATO allies into softening their official reaction to the forced landing by Belarus of a passenger plane, Reuters reported on May 29 citing two diplomats familiar with the matter. The incident, which took place on May 23, saw the forced landing of Ryanair Flight 4978 in Minsk. Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, who was aboard the flight, was detained by his country’s authorities. In a statement, the NATO’s 30 members condemning what they called the forcing landing of a Ryanair flight by Belarus with a cautious tone. Two diplomats told Reuters that Turkey insisted …

May 28 2021

Broken Dreams: Kiev Not Invited To NATO’s Closed Meeting, Still Not Member

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 26th, Ukraine complained that there had been no progress in NATO’s “open-door” policy to Ukrainian membership. It also failed understand why it was not invited to the Western military alliance’s summit., when it is not a member yet. NATO meets on June 14 in Brussels in the hope of repairing transatlantic ties under U.S. President Joe Biden amid growing tensions with Russia. “We understand the desire of the allies to hold a closed summit … but we do not understand how it is possible not to invite Ukraine,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister …

May 17 2021

Withdrawal of Spanish troops from Afghanistan

According to the announcement, King Felipe VI, Spanish Prime Minister and Minister of Defense will be present at the ceremony of returning and welcoming the Spanish troops to their country, and at the same time, a memorial service will be held for the Spanish killed in the war in Afghanistan. In order to join and cooperate with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Spain has participated in the war in Afghanistan since 2002 by sending 350 troops, increasing this number to more than a thousand at one time. According to Spanish officials, 27,100 members of the Spanish army have taken …

May 6 2021

NATO retreat from Afghanistan, this time Camp Mike Spann!

NATO forces left the Mike Spann military base, south of Nahre Shahi, Balkh province, to Afghanistan army in an event.In this program, NATO commander in north of Afghanistan, symbolically left Camp Mike Spann key to general Gholam Mustafa Wardak, commander of 209th falcon corps of Afghanistan army. Camp Mike Spann after Camp Antonik in Helmand province is the second base that foreign forces conceded to Afghanistan army. So far no details or documents have been released of these submissions and it is possible that USA and NATO are showing it off just to keep the deal with Taliban. US start …

May 6 2021

Defender-Europe Begins In Estonia, NATO Surprised Russia Has Forces Along Its Own Border

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 5th, the Defender Europe series of exercises began at the Central Range of the Estonian Defense Forces. It included live firing of multiple launch rocket systems, and in the evening of May 6th American paratroopers will land at Nurmsi airfield, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces said. Defender Europe is the largest US Army exercise series in Europe in 25 years. The maneuvers cover 16 countries. In Estonia, defending the country in times of crisis will be practiced through the Swift Response exercise. Hundreds of paratroopers will take part …

Apr 22 2021

Russia: No War Now

Support SouthFront Russian Aerospace Forces in Taganrog (Photo: Eric Romanenko / TASS) The troops of the Southern and Western military districts will begin to return from the southern Russian borders to the points of their permanent deployment in April 23. The statement was made by the Russian Defence Minister. “The goals of the surprise inspection have been fully achieved. The troops demonstrated the ability to provide a reliable defense of the country. In this regard, I decided to complete the verification activities in the Southern and Western military districts, ” Shoigu said at a meeting in the Crimea (quoted by …

Apr 14 2021

Afghanistan’s Holy Month Of Celebration Or Disappointment

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Holy month of Ramadan has begun in Afghanistan, and it will also be a month of waiting. It began on April 13th and this year it is filled with a sense of urgency and anticipation as to whether the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan and fulfill its commitments. According …

Apr 3 2021

Interview With Rear Admiral Cihat Yaycı On Maritime Security And Naval Development In Turkey

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The interview with Rear Admiral Cihat Yaycı, Chief of Staff of the Turkish Republic’s Naval Forces 2017-2020, originally appeared at Arms Exports 2021 #1, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront. How do you see the threats to Turkey’s maritime security in the near and long term? Turkey has faced threats to its maritime security since the early years of the Republic. Although many issues relating to the Adalar (Aegean) Sea were resolved by the Lausanne Peace Treaty of 1923, Greece has, since 1936, evaded the treaty. Since then, Greece has continued to make unlawful demands on Turkey, contrary …

Mar 30 2021

NATO Pushes For Creation Of “Democratic Resilience Center”

Donate Click to see full-size image In NATO, the creation of the Center for Democratic Resilience has surfaced, yet again. According to the idea, it will have to monitor the facts of violation of democracy in the member countries of the alliance and help the allies to develop democratic institutions more effectively. For the first time, the initiative to create this office was voiced in 2019, then it was noted in the concept for the development of the NATO alliance 2030 and, finally, in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly a working group was created that will try to translate this idea …

Mar 21 2021

NATO and Afghan warplanes attack Behsud

ISWNews Analysis Group: On March 20, NATO and Afghan warplanes bombed Behsud area in Maidan Wardak. One woman was martyred and two others were wounded. FORUM

Mar 21 2021

NATO Warplanes Bombs Civilians in Afghanistan!

More than six people were killed during the attack. On March 18, an Afghan Army helicopter crashed in the district of Behsud, with some news sources blaming the attack on popular forces under the command of Abdulghani Alipour; While there is no evidence to prove this accusation. In recent months, tensions between the Afghan central government and the popular forces in Behsud have increased dramatically. Denial of Commander Alipour joining the Taliban Who is Commander Alipour? FORUM

Mar 18 2021

Biden’s Dreams Did Not Pass Reality Check As Chances Of Hot War Are On Rise

Donate Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin responded to the Joe Biden’s claims. The day before, U.S. President replied to the journalist’s question, saying that his Russian counterpart is a “killer”. “Who calls someone’s names, is called himself the same,” the Russian president replied with a childish proverb that is equivalent to: “I’m rubber and you’re glue! Bad names bounce off me and stick to you!” He also wished good health for US President Joe Biden. Thus, Putin highlighted the grotesqueness of Biden’s accusations, and that they no sense but only aim to provoke resonance in the media. There was no such …

Mar 9 2021

Kiev Sends Trains Full Of Heavy Military Equipment To Donbass (Video)

Donate While all the independent media are claiming a military reinforcement in Eastern Ukraine, trying to draw the attention of the international community to the upcoming escalation, Ukrainian cargo trains full of tanks are calmly moving towards the front line. In recent days, a number of videos showing Ukrainian military equipment moving towards the Donbass front lines emerged online. Cargo trains are delivering military trucks, tanks as well as ambulance cars. The following train was reportedly spotted moving from Militopil towards Volnovaha village, south of Donetsk: According to the observers of the LPR representative office in the JCCC, in contradiction …

Mar 8 2021

Defender Europe VS Zapad 2021, Season Of War Games In Europe

Donate Illustrative image It is worth noting that currently the Ukrainian armed forces are preparing for a new major attack on Donbass. Kiev is actively deploying new military equipment on the frontlines  on the eve of the Defender Europe 2021 NATO drills that are going to be the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold war. The Black Sea region will be one of the main areas of that drills. We invite you to express your point of view in the comments. Written by Piero Messina exclusively for SouthFront. In Europe a strange game of chess is being played with the …

Mar 2 2021

German and NATO forces number increasing in Afghanistan

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said in her recent remarks to increase number of German troops in Afghanistan up to 1,300 soldiers and if the security situation of the region worsens, we should talk about a new task. It is noteworthy that Germany extended its troops mission time in Afghanistan for 10 more months until 31 January 2022 and sent the bill to the parliament for voting.German officials believe that the reducing number of NATO forces or withdrawing from Afghanistan should be according to the advance of peace talk between Afghanistan government and Taliban and stepping back in this issue can endanger the …

Feb 18 2021

NATO decision to expand the activities in Iraq

They will have a joint online conference to investigate a plan to increase the presence of NATO in Iraq and middle east. If this resolution is voted for, the NATO forces increase from 500 to 4,000 or 5,000 in Iraq. Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO said on Monday that he expects that the DMs of NATO members pass the bill and dispatch more forces for the security of the west of Asia. He stressed that this mission will expand according to the situation. NATO is in Iraq since 2018 for the training and consulting. After assassination of general Soleimani …

Feb 11 2021

Facebook Hires Former NATO Press Officer As Its ‘Intelligence Chief’

Donate Ben Nimmo Written by Alan Macleod; Originally appeared at mintpressnews.com Ben Nimmo, a former NATO press officer and current senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, has announced Facebook has hired him to “lead global threat intelligence strategy against influence operations” and “emerging threats.” Nimmo specifically named Russia, Iran and China as potential dangers to the platform. His announcement was greeted with joy by several NATO officials but was not met with such enthusiasm by others. “More censorship on the way as the former NATO press officer turned Pentagon-funded ‘researcher’ who labeled real people as Russian bots and peddled disinformation to link Jeremy Corbyn to Russian active …

Feb 5 2021

Poland Will Cease To Exist In 5 Days Despite NATO. Warsaw Dreams Of Victory Over Russia Meet Reality

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 In late January 2021, the Polish Armed Forces carried out a simulated war against an “Eastern Enemy” and in the best traditions of Polish military thought lost it in a matter of 5 days. The war simulation “Winter-20” ended as the Polish army ceased to exist. Interestingly, the war games included new weapons systems ordered by Poland, although not yet delivered – F-35 joint strike fighters, …

Jan 25 2021

The UN Prohibits Nuclear Weapons and What Does Italy Do?

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Written by Manlio Dinucci; Originally appeared at Global Research Today, January 22, 2021, is the day that can go down in history as the turning point to free humanity from those weapons that, for the first time, have the ability to erase the human species and almost every other form of life. In fact, the UN Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons enters into force today. However, it can also be the day on which a treaty enters into force and, like many previous ones, will remain on paper. The possibility of eliminating nuclear weapons depends …

Jan 7 2021

Angels And Demons Of International Legal System

Donate Illustrative Image The current system of international relations was consolidated by treaties and agreements of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences adopted after the World War II. It became the basis of a bipolar world. Despite the fact that the bipolar world no longer exists; the international system has not yet been replaced by any other. The current rejection of norms and principles of international law leads to further aggravation and destabilization of the international situation. Moscow continues to openly accuse the United States of consistently destroying the current international legal system. The actions of the Washington establishment led to …

Jan 7 2021

NATO Special Operations Forces

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Written by Major General V. Kruglov, Doctor of Military Sciences, Professor; Major O. Vladimirov; Originally appeared at Foreign Military Review 2020 #7, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront In the resolution of contemporary conflicts, where the use of armed forces is premature or inappropriate, the NATO leadership assign a special role to the Special Operations Forces (SOF). With a high degree of combat readiness and mobility, as well as using special methods of conducting non-traditional military operations (training of rebel forces), they constitute a component of a versatile force. The general management of the SOF is carried out by the NATO …

Dec 1 2020

NATO Secretary General Outlines Plan To Increase Presence In Black Sea Through Ukraine And Georgia

Click to see full-size image On November 30th, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a press conference, prior to the Allied Foreign Ministers meeting. LIVE SOON 13:00 CEST | Pre-Ministerial press conference previewing two days of #NATO #ForMin online meetings. https://t.co/5dfgMZOk3O — Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) November 30, 2020 Ministers will discuss the NATO 2030 initiative and the continued adaptation of the Alliance, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and NATO’s mission in Afghanistan. Jens Stoltenberg outlined that NATO has supported the US and other allies throughout the years, and also pointed attention to the New START which is running …

Aug 1 2020

That Sinking Feeling: Ukrainian Naval And Coastal Forces

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson In few areas are Russia’s and Ukraine’s divergent fortunes as evident as in naval armaments. Whereas the Russian Navy has overcome the malaise of the 1990s and went on to introduce new classes of warships, including state-of-the-art missile frigates, attack submarines, and the mysterious “Poseidon-carriers”, Ukraine has gone in …

Jul 25 2020

NATO 2020: A Coalition of the Unwilling

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS, Thanks to your support in the previous days, SouthFront was able to finalize this analytical video. Nonetheless, the situation remains complicated due to the increasing agressive censorship and pressure on our team. SouthFront is a crowdfunded endeavour that operates on the audience’s donations. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson The problem with alliances is that …

Jul 24 2020

Anti-Armenian Foreign Policy Of Armenian Nationalists

Donate Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan On July 23, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan presented Yerevan’s position on the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “The co-chairs countries of the OSCE Minsk group have made a great contribution to the resumption of the ceasefire. In this regard, the participation of the Russian Federation was particularly effective, which was shown at the level of both the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the General Staff of the Armed forces [of Russia]. ” – said Pashinyan. In his statement, the Prime Minister expressed …

Jun 5 2020

Norway Hosts NATO Long Range Bombing Exercises

Donate Norwegian F-16s and F-35s train with a B-52H Stratofortress during a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Arctic region June 3, 2020. (US Air Force) Norway hosted a joint air force exercise with its NATO partners on Wednesday 3 June, featuring four B-52s from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota as they carried out a long-range training mission that flew through the Arctic to Europe. The Stratofortress bombers, from the 5th Bomb Wing, trained with F-16s and F-35s from the Norwegian Air Force during the Bomber Task Force mission, U.S. Air Forces in …

May 18 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 18 May 2020 (Map Update)

1. Government of National Accord (GNA) operation in northwest of Libya:– GNA military officials: Haftar forces (LNA), withdrew from the al-Watiyah after our heavy bombardment.– During the al-Watiyah bombardment, several military vehicles were destroyed and 7 LNA forces were killed.– A LNA drone was shot down by GNA in the suburb of al-Aqrabiyah, north of al-Watiyah. 2. Sirte:GNA warplanes bombed and destroyed the LNA Pantsir-S1 defense system in the al-Rawagha road in the south of Sirte. 3. NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg:– The GNA is the Libyan legitimate government and we don’t cooperate with other government.– The military solution, is …

May 7 2020

U.S. And UK Carry Out “Freedom Of Navigation” Exercise In Arctic, Norway Refuses To Join

Donate Click to see full-size image On May 1st, the US and British warships decided to conduct a surprise anti-submarine exercise in the Barents Sea, above the Arctic Circle. Four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in the challenging conditions in the Arctic. For the exercise, Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Porter , and fast combat support ship USNS Supply, were joined by the Royal Navy’s HMS Kent. Additionally, a U.S. submarine, as well as a P8-A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and …

Apr 16 2020

Foreign Instructors Training Ukrainian Troops And Nazi Battalion Members

Donate Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image Quite a few of military specialists from Norway and Sweden, as well as other NATO members and partners are taking part in the training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Nazi-infested volunteer battalions. From the first days of the armed coup in Ukraine, NATO member countries have steadily increased their support for the Ukrainian armed forces. The main emphasis is on training personnel for warfare. To this end, new advisers are regularly sent to Ukraine by the leadership of the alliance. As a striking example of the demonstration and training of military …

Apr 5 2020

NATO Continues Its Expansion Despite COVID-19 Outbreak Hysteria

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE While the world is conerned over COVID-19-related issues, the NATO continues its expansion in southeastern Europe. Here is a comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the joining of North Macedonia to the NATO. Comment by the Information and Press Department on North Macedonia joining NATO (source): On March 27, after depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Washington, North Macedonia officially became NATO’s 30th member. By necessity the event had a lower profile and less pomp than previous waves of the alliance’s expansion due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. Despite the …