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Belarus begins snap combat readiness drills

(Reuters) -The armed forces of Belarus began sudden large-scale drills on Wednesday to test their combat readiness, the defence ministry of Ukraine's neighbour said. Belarus is a close ally of…

Taiwan aims to learn lessons of Ukraine in annual military drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will incorporate lessons learned from Russia's invasion of Ukraine into upcoming military exercises aimed at practising fighting off a Chinese attack, the island's defence ministry said…

U.S., S.Korea seen resuming major military drills as N.Korea tensions rise

By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Joint South Korean and U.S. military drills set to kick off next month could for the first time in years include…

Russia conducts military drills on isles disputed with Japan -media

(Reuters) - Russia was conducting drills on islands claimed by Tokyo, Japanese media said on Saturday, days after Moscow halted peace talks with Japan because of its sanctions over Russia's…

Russia says it pulls some troops from Crimea after drills

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Southern military district said on Tuesday that its forces have started withdrawing from Crimea and returning to their bases after completing drills on the peninsula which…

Russia’s Shoigu says some military drills have ended, others close to completion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday told President Vladimir Putin that some of the country's military drills had already ended and others were coming to a…

Ukrainian troops hold drills with US missiles as military aid shipments continue

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops on Friday trained at the Yavoriv military base in western Ukraine, using anti-tank missiles, launchers and other military hardware delivered by the United States…

Russian forces hold military drills in breakaway statelet near Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forces in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transdniestria that borders Ukraine held military drills to practice covert movements and firing grenade launchers, Russia's Ministry of Defence…

NATO accuses Russia of using military drills to disguise attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg rejected accusations the Western alliance was provoking Moscow with its military exercises in the Black Sea, and blamed Russia in turn for having…

Russia accuses Ukraine of troop build-up, starts its own winter drills

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday of deploying half its army to confront pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, and said it had launched its own regular…

Belarus announces military drills with Russia near Ukraine border

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus on Monday announced joint military drills with close ally Russia on its southern border with Ukraine and accused the NATO military alliance of building up offensive…

Kyiv warns Russia that any attack on Ukraine would be costly

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that an attack on his country would incur "political, economic and human losses" and would be too costly. Russia has…