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NATO Begins Massive Air Drill as Ukraine Claims Victories in the East

NATO began the largest air force drill in Europe in the alliance's history on Monday, as Ukraine says it is advancing against Russia in the eastern part of the country. The German-led "Air Defender 23" will run until June 23...

Former Chief of the Greek Armed Forces Michail Kostarakos Dies

General Michail Kostarakos Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) in 2011–2015 died on Friday. He was 67. Michail Kostarakos was born in Thessaloniki in February 1956. He was the son of Major General Dimitrios Kostarakos, who fought...

CIA Director William Burns in Secret Visit to Greece

CIA Director William Burns visited Greece earlier in the week where he met intelligence officers in a visit shrouded in secrecy. Local news media reported that the top American spy was in Athens on Tuesday and left for an unspecified...

Finland Officially Joins NATO

Finland joined NATO on Tuesday in a "truly historic" moment for the military alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, adding that the move was a direct result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Nordic nation ditched decades of neutrality when...

Greece Tops Defense Spending as Percentage of GDP in NATO

Greece is the NATO country with the highest defense spending as a percentage of GDP among all allies, including the US, data released on Tuesday show. According to NATO's Annual Report for 2022 presented in Brussels by Secretary General Jens...

US Vessel Transporting Military Equipment Docks at Alexandroupolis

The US vessel "Liberty Pride" sailed into the port of Alexandroupolis, Greece, on Saturday, carrying military equipment destined for NATO forces deployed in southeastern Europe. The gigantic ship (length 199.9 m, width 32.26 m, and draft 8.5 m) began unloading...

Hundreds of US Soldiers to Arrive at Alexandroupolis, Greece

Hundreds of US soldiers are expected to arrive this week in Alexandroupolis, Greece in order to facilitate the shipment of American and NATO weapons and personnel to Central and Eastern Europe, a local news website reported on Sunday. According to...

U.S. Senators Appeal to President Biden to Delay F-16 Sale to Turkey

U.S. Senators sent on Thursday a letter to President Biden expressing concern about Turkey’s continued delays around ratifying the NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland. The bipartisan initiative led by Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) states that...

Western Leaders Ponder Providing Fighter Jets to Ukraine

Members of the NATO alliance are unsure of whether to send fighter jets to Ukraine. For now, the US and UK have rejected the idea but Poland and France are more receptive. Since the Russian invasion began in February of...

Sweden Should Not Expect Turkey to Back NATO Membership, Erdogan Says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Sweden should not expect backing from Turkey for its NATO membership bid. The Turkish president made the comments on Monday, following a protest in the Swedish capital which angered Turkish officials. During...