Russia and Azerbaijan are planning to conduct a series of naval exercises in 2015
Defence Ministries of Russia and Azerbaijan are going to give the issues of cooperation, especially in the Caspian Sea, the most action-oriented aspect, said on 13 October the Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu, referring to the conclusions of negotiations with his counterpart in Azerbaijan Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, reported to IA REGNUM at the Press Secretary Office of the Defence Minister.
Russian shipbuilders have declared readiness of developing the analogue of "Mistral"
Russian shipbuilding industry can easily design analogues of the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships", reported TASS referring to Sergey Vlasov, Director General of the Nevsky Design Bureau.
Ivan Bezusov. Merkel has cancelled meeting with Putin
The meeting was scheduled at the end of October, during the Forum of Russian and German Civil Societies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled her meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, reported the important German magazine DerSpiegel.
Herman Napolsky. Lithuania and Belarus are increasing volumes of freight
Lithuania and Belarus are for a long time increasing the volumes of freight by rail, reported the General Director of JSC "Lithuanian Railways" Stasys Dailydka on 6 October in Minsk at the international conference "Belarusian-Lithuanian cooperation in transport and logistics: the present and prospects”.
Austrian drones arrived in Ukraine for the OSCE mission
The first two drones arrived in Ukraine to participate in the monitoring of the cease-fire in the East of the country, and the delivery of two more is expected, reported the OSCE spokesman Michael Bochurkiv on 6 October.
The new NATO Secretary General presented the priorities of the alliance
The new Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, the former Prime Minister of Norway, presented the priorities of the alliance on the day of assuming office, reports Reuters. Stoltenberg stated that the main task of the block in the coming years is to strengthen collective defence, and noticed that the Alliance is not seeking confrontation with Russia.
Putin is going to strengthen the Russian army and economic influence in Europe - Bloomberg
The West should respond to all military provocations of Russia and pay attention to how much Vladimir Putin spends on the rearmament despite economic pressure of the EU and the USA, writes Bloomberg in the editorial of 1 October.