06 March 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy launches Ice Exercise 2022 in the Arctic Ocean US Navy 06 Mar 2022 -- Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially kicked off Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean on Friday, March 4, after the building of Ice Camp Queenfish and arrival of two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines.
- US Ready to Back Poland's Decision to Provide Ukraine With Fighter Jets - Blinken Sputnik 06 Mar 2022 -- Washington is ready to continue to provide Kiev with military aid, and is considering assistance to Poland if it decides to hand over warplanes to Ukraine under a swap deal, US State Secretary Antony Blinken said on Sunday.
- Poland, US Reportedly Considering Supplying Ukraine With Aircraft From Soviet Era Sputnik 06 Mar 2022 -- After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, former Soviet bloc members, including Poland, received armaments, ammunition, and other equipment. For instance, some of the Ukraine military's gear is made up of weapons from the Soviet era.
- Ukraine Set to Get More Military, Humanitarian Aid from US VOA 06 Mar 2022 -- A day after many of them spoke with Ukraine's president, U.S. lawmakers are pledging to provide additional military aid to Kyiv as the government there continues to fight for its survival amid the invasion by Russia.
- Blinken Pledges U.S. Support To Moldova Amid Refugee Influx From Ukraine RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged Washington's support to Moldova, a small, Western-leaning former Soviet republic that is contending with an influx of refugees from neighboring Ukraine.
- US senators: Implementing no-fly zone over Ukraine 'means starting World War III' Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- US Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Joni Ernst say that implementing a "no-fly zone" over Ukraine would result in World War III, as US officials and lawmakers debate imposing it over the country.
- 'Sent As Cannon Fodder': Locals Confront Russian Governor Over 'Deceived' Soldiers In Ukraine RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- A Russian governor in Siberia was confronted by angry citizens who accused the government of "deceiving" young men before deploying them as "cannon fodder" in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- Thousands Detained At Anti-War Protests Across Russia RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- Thousands of people have been detained at protests in dozens of cities across Russia against President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked war in Ukraine, the Russian Interior Ministry and an independent protest monitor said on March 6.
- China's defense budget growth justified as restrained amid foreign media hype Global Times 06 Mar 2022 -- China's 7.1 percent increase to its defense budget in 2022 is a restrained move that aims to safeguard the country's national sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and development interests, as well as to provide public security goods to the world, experts said on Sunday, in response to Western media's one-sided interpretation that hypes the military spending plan being the fastest increase since 2019 and outpaces the country's GDP growth target.
- North Korea Says Latest Test Part of Reconnaissance Satellite Development Sputnik 06 Mar 2022 -- Pyongyang says its Saturday launch was part of a reconnaissance satellite project, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports.
- North Korea's Latest Launch Was Part of 'Important' Spy Satellite Testings Sputnik 06 Mar 2022 -- On Saturday, North Korea conducted its ninth missile test this year in firing a ballistic missile that South Korea claims traveled about 270 kilometers (168 miles), with a maximum altitutde if around 560 kilometers (348 miles).
- NADA and Academy of Defence Science Conduct Another Important Test for Developing Reconnaissance Satellite KCNA 06 Mar 2022 -- The DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) and the Academy of Defence Science conducted another important test on Saturday under the plan of developing a reconnaissance satellite.
- Belarusian Defence Ministry Denies Resignation of Chief of General Staff Sputnik 06 Mar 2022 -- Ukrainian reports alleging that Belarusian Chief of General Staff Viktor Gulevich has stepped down because of unwillingness to fight in Ukraine are fake news, the Belarusian defence ministry said on Sunday.
- Iran's IRGC unveils new 'Me'raj 504' kamikaze drone to attack enemy's defense systems Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled one of its new kamikaze drones, dubbed Me'raj 504, which is specialized in attacking enemy's defense systems.
- Secretary Blinken' Joint Press Availability With Moldovan President Maia Sandu US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Secretary Blinken And Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Moldovan Foreign Minister Natalia Gavrilita Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Secretary Blinken With Chuck Todd of NBC News US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Secretary Blinken With Jake Tapper of CNN US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Secretary Blinken With Margaret Brennan of CBS News US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2022
- Ansarullah, UN sign deal to offload abandoned oil tanker off Yemen Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- An Ansarullah official says the popular Yemeni resistance movement has inked an agreement with the United Nations to deal with an abandoned oil tanker that is threatening a major environmental disaster near the coast of the war-ton country.
- Over dozen Syrian soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Homs: SANA Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- At least 13 Syrian army personnel have been killed and several others injured in an attack by foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists on the military bus they were travelling on in the central province of Homs.
- UN chief voices concern over political polarization in Libya People's Daily 06 Mar 2022 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a telephone call on Friday with Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, prime minister of the Government of National Unity of Libya, to discuss the latest developments in the country, Guterres' press office said on Saturday.
- UN Asking for $205 Million for Northern Ethiopian Displaced VOA 06 Mar 2022 -- The U.N. Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing for $205 million for assistance to more than 1.6 million people displaced by conflict in northern Ethiopia.
- U.S., European Partners Mull Ban On Russian Oil Imports RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- The United States and its European partners are considering banning Russian oil imports, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on March 6.
- Netflix, TikTok, American Express Suspend Services In Russia Over Attack On Ukraine RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- Netflix and TikTok suspended most of their services in Russia over Russia's crackdown on reporting about Russia's war in Ukraine.
- China launches seven new satellites People's Daily 06 Mar 2022 -- China has successfully sent seven satellites into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Saturday.
- After Putin's invasion of Ukraine, eyes on Xi Jinping and Taiwan Radio Free Asia 06 Mar 2022 -- On Feb. 24, in a day that will be remembered forever, Russia's Vladimir Putin started a war with Ukraine. Though he avoided officially declaring "war" and opted instead to call it a "special military operation," at any rate, he launched a premeditated invasion.
- Sanctioning Russia Curtails North Korea's Hard Currency Intake VOA 06 Mar 2022 -- As international sanctions on Moscow have triggered a decrease in the ruble's value, North Korean workers in Russia are struggling to meet the remittance quotas set by Pyongyang, according to multiple sources in Russia and official North Korean documents obtained by VOA's Korean Service.
- IAEA removes one location in Iran from list of places under question IRNA 06 Mar 2022 -- Iran's permanent representative to the Vienna-based International Organization Mohammad Reza Ghaebi said on Sunday that a new report by the IAEA has removed one of the Iranian locations under question from the list of remaining issues.
- West trying to force Iran to reduce demands in Vienna Talks IRNA 06 Mar 2022 -- The Western parties involved in the Vienna Talks have resorted to putting pressure on Iran by misusing public opinion in order to force the Islamic Republic to give up its legitimate demands, but Tehran has repeatedly declared that final agreement will be out of reach until outstanding issues are not resolved.
- Iran stresses need for independent, professional, impartial approach by IAEA ISNA 06 Mar 2022 -- Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who has traveled to Tehran for technical talks with the officials of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, met with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday afternoon.
- US secretary of state: Russia sanctions have nothing to do with Iran nuclear talks Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the sanctions imposed on Russia over its ongoing military action in Ukraine have nothing to do with a potential nuclear agreement with Iran.
- Russia: Iran, IAEA agree on 'concrete steps' to settle outstanding safeguards issues Press TV 06 Mar 2022 -- A senior Russian diplomat has hailed as "very successful" a recent visit by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi to Iran, saying both sides decided to take "concrete steps" to settle outstanding safeguards issues in due time.
- Iran, IAEA agree to settle nuclear issues in boost for Vienna talks People's Daily 06 Mar 2022 -- Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday agreed on a roadmap to resolve Iran's nuclear safeguards issues by June, a vital step as talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal entered the final stage.
- Pakistan Vows Neutrality in Ukraine Crisis, Insists Ties with US on Track VOA 06 Mar 2022 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi dismissed suggestions his country's "neutral" stance in the Russia-Ukraine conflict is straining Islamabad's relationship with the United States or the West at large, in an interview Sunday with VOA.
- Showing Loyalty? Kazakh President Alters Scholarship Program To 'Please Russia' RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- Bolashaq is the name of the well-known Kazakh scholarship program that has sent more than 11,000 people to study in prestigious universities abroad -- mostly in Britain and the United States -- since it was created in 1993.
- Turkmenistan's President-In-Waiting: Who Is Serdar Berdymukhammedov? RFE/RL 06 Mar 2022 -- When Turkmenistan holds a snap presidential election on March 12, it's all but certain that Serdar Berdymukhammedov -- the son of authoritarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov -- will become the country's next president.
- Crisis in Ukraine Drives Food Prices Higher Around World VOA 06 Mar 2022 -- The impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine — a country long known as the "breadbasket of Europe" because of the prodigious amounts of wheat, corn and other cereal grains that it produces — will extend far beyond Europe, wreaking havoc on global food supplies, experts from aid agencies say.
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