Lithuanian President @GitanasNauseda this week in Berlin: "Let's talk about German expenditures. We do not want to lecture a countrybut we emphasize solidarity within NATO. There are not only rights, but also obligations of NATO members. These obligations must be fulfilled."

Map. History of Baltics conflict

15 October 2019
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Lithuanian President @GitanasNauseda this week in Berlin: "Let's talk about German expenditures. We do not want to lecture a countrybut we emphasize solidarity within NATO. There are not only rights, but also obligations of NATO members. These obligations must be fulfilled."
GOGO73 6414847 USAF RC135U Combat Sent ELINT platform, heading back to Mildenhall after early morning (0430z) mission, gathering intelligence over Baltic area, eyes-on Kaliningrad Oblast. 0919z
Better view of the encounter of the NATO F-18 and RU Su-27 that was escorting the Russian Defence Minister Shoigu over the Baltic Sea2 month ago
Better view of the encounter of the NATO F-18 and RU Su-27 that was escorting the Russian Defence Minister Shoigu over the Baltic Sea
The Russian MoD published a video purporting to show a NATO FA-18 fighter flying alongside Sergei Shoigu's aircraft today as he flew to Kaliningrad before being forced away by a pair of Russian Su-27 fighters2 month ago
The Russian MoD published a video purporting to show a NATO FA-18 fighter flying alongside Sergei Shoigu's aircraft today as he flew to Kaliningrad before being forced away by a pair of Russian Su-27 fighters
2 month ago
Russia Su-27 fighters pushed away @NATO F-18 jets over neutral Baltic waters as they approached the plane carrying Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to a @tass_agency correspondent who was on the flight
2 month ago
About 70 warships and support vessels and 58 aircraft of the Russian Navy and the Aerospace Force are taking part in the Ocean Shield-2019 drills that have kicked off in the Baltic Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
GOGO73 6414847 USAF RC135U Combat Sent, tracking west back to Mildenhall after morning intelligence-gathering mission surveilling BalticSea and Kalinigrad area. 0909z2 month ago
GOGO73 6414847 USAF RC135U Combat Sent, tracking west back to Mildenhall after morning intelligence-gathering mission surveilling BalticSea and Kalinigrad area. 0909z
RAF Typhoons deployed on @NATO Baltic Air Policing in Estonia intercepted a Russian TU-95 'Bear' and two Russian SU-30 'Flanker' fighters, close to Estonian airspace.  This is a routine mission for the Typhoons which provide reassurance while working in partnership with Estonia2 month ago
RAF Typhoons deployed on @NATO Baltic Air Policing in Estonia intercepted a Russian TU-95 'Bear' and two Russian SU-30 'Flanker' fighters, close to Estonian airspace. This is a routine mission for the Typhoons which provide reassurance while working in partnership with Estonia
8 AUG: Baltic Air Policing Royal Air Force Typhoons EI01 and EI02 launched from Ämari, Estonia to intercept 1x Tu-142 and 2x Su-30 in international airspace over the Baltic Sea2 month ago
8 AUG: Baltic Air Policing Royal Air Force Typhoons EI01 and EI02 launched from Ämari, Estonia to intercept 1x Tu-142 and 2x Su-30 in international airspace over the Baltic Sea
[email protected]: "Poland meets its 2% of GDP spending obligation towards NATO. Germany does not. We would welcome American troops in Germany to come to Poland."
Upon landing, one of the Typhoon pilots provided a report:   These Russian aircraft transiting the Baltic region were not on a recognised flight plan or communicating with Air Traffic Control. The intercept was uneventful and conducted in a professional manner throughout.2 month ago
Upon landing, one of the Typhoon pilots provided a report: "These Russian aircraft transiting the Baltic region were not on a recognised flight plan or communicating with Air Traffic Control. The intercept was uneventful and conducted in a professional manner throughout."
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled today to intercept a Russian TU-95 Bear bomber and two SU-30 Flanker jets.   @DefenceHQ said the aircraft were heading west close to Estonian airspace.  They later handed the escort over to Finish and Swedish QRA aircraft2 month ago
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled today to intercept a Russian TU-95 "Bear" bomber and two SU-30 "Flanker" jets. @DefenceHQ said the aircraft were "heading west close to Estonian airspace." They later handed the escort over to Finish and Swedish QRA aircraft
Russia has built a permanent helicopter forward base on Gogland/ Suursaari for military use2 month ago
Russia has built a permanent helicopter forward base on Gogland/ Suursaari for military use
Today's @RoyalAirForce Baltic QRA intercept included Russia Navy Tu-134A-4 variant RF-12037 modified to train the crews of Tu-22M2 bombers (note radar housing)  - not quite the transport aircraft stated2 month ago
Today's @RoyalAirForce Baltic QRA intercept included Russia Navy Tu-134A-4 variant "RF-12037" modified to train the crews of Tu-22M2 bombers (note radar housing) - not quite the "transport aircraft" stated
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets intercepted a Russian TU-142 Bear strategic bomber and two SU-27B Flanker jets2 month ago
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets intercepted a Russian TU-142 "Bear" strategic bomber and two SU-27B "Flanker" jets
Yesterday Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were initially launched to intercept a Russian Antonov AN-26 Curl transport aircraft2 month ago
Yesterday Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were initially launched to intercept a Russian Antonov AN-26 "Curl" transport aircraft
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets have been launched twice in the past two days to intercept Russian military aircraft flying close to Estonian airspace.  It's the 15th and 16th scramble since the RAF took over NATO Air Policing in May2 month ago
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets have been launched twice in the past two days to intercept Russian military aircraft "flying close to Estonian airspace". It's the 15th and 16th scramble since the RAF took over NATO Air Policing in May
Estonia's Foreign Intelligence Service: "Our assessment is that if anything unexpected should happen to President Alyaksandr Lukashenka personally or to his government, there will be a great risk of swift military action by Russia to prevent Belarus from becoming a pro-Western democracy"
More than 3,300 soldiers from 14 Allies and partners' nations participate in AgileSpirit exercise in Georgia aiming at increasing interoperability, helping prepare Georgian, Ukrainian troops to act with Allies2 month ago
More than 3,300 soldiers from 14 Allies and partners' nations participate in #AgileSpirit exercise in Georgia aiming at increasing interoperability, helping prepare Georgian, Ukrainian troops to act with Allies
Estonia has decided not to recognise Russian passports issued to Donetsk and Luhansk residents in Ukraine after 24 April 2019 (in response to Russia's recent provocative passportization decisions)
Lots of Intelligence-gathering assets operating this morning 0909z: GOGO73 6414847 USAF RC135U Combat Sent- finished Baltic Sea mission COMBO14 6414846 USAF RC135V Baltic Sea/Kaliningrad mission RRR7245 ZZ665 RAF RC135W ISTAR Waddington> east over northern Europe2 month ago
Lots of Intelligence-gathering assets operating this morning 0909z: GOGO73 6414847 USAF RC135U Combat Sent- finished Baltic Sea mission COMBO14 6414846 USAF RC135V Baltic Sea/Kaliningrad mission RRR7245 ZZ665 RAF RC135W ISTAR Waddington> east over northern Europe
NATO Chief Stoltenberg: "Today, the INF treaty ceases to exist because Russia has deployed the SSC-8 missile system. There are no new US missiles, no new NATO missiles in Europe but there are more and more Russian missiles."
American rapper @asvpxrocky and two others released from custody by a judge in Sweden at the end of a three-day trial on assault charges, pending the verdict he'll hand down on Aug. 14
2 month ago
Finnish Navy's vessel on routine patrol briefly strayed 600m into Russian territorial waters on Thursday
Operating over the BalticSea off Kaliningrad Oblast is USAF specialist intelligence-gathering platform GOGO73 6414847 RC135U Combat Sent - it's role is mainly locating and identifying foreign military land, naval and airborne radar signals. 0911z
Baltic Sea mission close to Kaliningrad coast is SwedishAF SVF622 102002 S102B Korpen, ELINT plaform, out of Linkoping
2 month ago
Russia just announced a large-scale naval exercise in the Baltic Sea involving 49 navy vessels and over 10,000 servicemen. Dates of the exercise: 1-9 August
RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled on Sunday to intercept a Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft flying "close to Estonian airspace". New Defence Sec @BWallaceMP said "[we] are always ready to react to any scenario as we continue our commitment to our NATO allies."
FLUFF59 6414846 USAF RC135V Rivet Joint intelligence-gathering platform, operating over Baltic Sea region, 0857z2 month ago
FLUFF59 6414846 USAF RC135V Rivet Joint intelligence-gathering platform, operating over Baltic Sea region, 0857z
2 month ago
Russian warplanes violate Finnish airspace
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