Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defences

HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a second major arms sale to Finland in a month, helping Russia’s northern neighbor as it bids to strengthen its defenses due to war in Ukraine, Finland and the United States said. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Finnish government decided to allocate … Read more

Exclusive: U.S., Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A line of communication created between the armies of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States had appealed via the … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

Pentagon chief raises concern about Beijing’s ‘dangerous’ behavior with Chinese counterpart

PHNOM PENH, Nov 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stressed the need for improved crisis communications during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday, while expressing concern over the behavior “of increasingly dangerous” Chinese military aircraft. The roughly 90-minute meeting in Cambodia, described as “productive and professional” by a US official, was … Read more

Russia says U.S. lowers ‘nuclear threshold’ by deploying new nuclear bombs in Europe

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday that the accelerated deployment of upgraded U.S. B61 tactical nuclear weapons to NATO bases in Europe would lower the “nuclear threshold” and that Russia would take the decision into account in its military planning. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked the most serious confrontation between Moscow and … Read more

Russia notifies U.S. it will carry out expected nuclear drills

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Russia has notified the United States of its intention to carry out annual exercises of its nuclear forces, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, a move Washington says reduces the risk of error calculation in a “reckless” age. “Russian Nuclear Rhetoric. The United States said it expected Russia to conduct … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. considers HAWK air defense equipment for Ukraine, say U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The United States plans to send older HAWK air defense equipment stored in Ukraine to help defend it against Russian drone and cruise missile attacks, Reuters has been told. two American officials. The HAWK interceptor missiles would be an upgrade of the Stinger missile systems – a smaller, shorter-range air … Read more

U.S. seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The United States will continue to take “practical and aggressive” steps to prevent Iran from selling drones and missiles to Russia, a deputy spokesman for the Department of Intelligence said on Tuesday. State Vedant Patel, adding that Washington had a number of tools to hold Moscow and Tehran accountable. Patel, … Read more

U.S. to send munitions, Humvees to Ukraine in $725 mln aid package -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include munitions and vehicles, but not major new capabilities or anti-aircraft defenses, officials said on Friday. two US officials told Reuters about the $725 million program. The package, which could arrive as early as Friday, is the first … Read more

U.S. warns of sanctions against those providing ammunition to Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States warned on Friday it could impose sanctions on people, countries and companies that supply Russia with ammunition or support its military-industrial complex, as Washington seeks to increase pressure on Moscow over the war in Ukraine. . Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, at a meeting of officials from … Read more