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France to send CAESAR Howitzers and Milan ATGMs to Ukraine
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France to send CAESAR Howitzers and Milan ATGMs to Ukraine

French Presiden Emmanuel Macron announced in an interview with Ouest France published this Friday, April 22, that his country will deliver weapons to Ukraine and said, “from Milan to Caesar through several types of armaments in an interview with Ouest France.

Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment
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Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment

The first parliamentary debate on the candidacy revealed a majority in favour and a minority against.

China and the Solomon Islands signed a security pact causing concern for Australia
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China and the Solomon Islands signed a security pact causing concern for Australia

The Solomon Islands, on the east of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean signed a security agreement with China.

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia
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Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to prevent the country’s NATO membership may have triggered a new political process.

Turkish Defence Industry to improve with NATO Allies
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Turkish Defence Industry to improve with NATO Allies

Defence industry cooperation came to the fore at the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting. Defence industry cooperation came to the fore at the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Brussels on 6-7 April. Britain lifted export restrictions, and it was agreed with Canada that an exchange of letters would overcome the problem with export permits.

NATO Defence Ministers To Meet Virtually to Discuss Russia’s War on Ukraine
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NATO Defence Ministers To Meet Virtually to Discuss Russia’s War on Ukraine

NATO defence ministers will meet via secure teleconference to review the latest developments in Russia's conflict with Ukraine. .

Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour
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Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has started her Mediterranean Countries Tour, including Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle
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NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that NATO would have further coordination and information sharing with Finland and Sweden.

Montreux Prevented the Entry of Kasatonov, Kulakov and, Tributs to the Black Sea
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Montreux Prevented the Entry of Kasatonov, Kulakov and, Tributs to the Black Sea

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that three Russian warships wanted to cross the Straits, but Turkiye demanded Russia withdraw the request.

Turkey will block some Russian warships from entering straits
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Turkey will block some Russian warships from entering straits

Turkish Foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey would block some Russian warships from crossing the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles straits. The international community called Turkey to block the Straits several times, but Turkey did not answer such calls.

U.S. Navy Wants to Establish a Naval Force of Over 500 Ships’
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U.S. Navy Wants to Establish a Naval Force of Over 500 Ships’

According to the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Gilday, the Navy needs a fleet of more than 500 ships to meet its commitments to the soon-to-be-released National Defence Strategy.

Kazakhstan does not Recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk Decision
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Kazakhstan does not Recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk Decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia recognised the independence of two Moscow-backed breakaway enclaves there that call themselves the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan stated that they would not recognise the decision.

The US Wants to Kill Two Birds with One Stone
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The US Wants to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

The U.S. wants to end the Russian–Ukrainian crisis so that it can permanently enter the Black Sea.

Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus
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Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus

Russian S-400 battalion deployed in Belarus amid tensions. Eastern Military District's Air Force enhances defence capacities.