The Defense Ministry accelerated plans to buy long-range strike missiles. (April 5)  |  More ›


The former Soviet republic is reassessing its security, as about 1,500 Russian troops are stationed in the separatist region of Transnistria. Moldova fears a wider Kremlin invasion to turn it into a pro-Moscow buffer state between an expanded Russia and NATO.  |  More ›


After years of neutrality, Russia’s northern neighbor is considering joining NATO. Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned of “military and political consequences” if that happened. (April 13)  |  More ›


Warsaw expedited an increase in federal defense spending and planned to more than double the number of soldiers in the Polish army. (March 3)  |  More ›

North Korea

Some experts think leader Kim Jong Un is trying to get the United States’ attention, despite its preoccupation with Ukraine, by accelerating a program of missile tests. (March 28)  |  More ›


After decades of resistance, Germany is hiking defense spending to rebuild its beleaguered military into Europe’s largest. (March 22)  |  More ›

United Kingdom

The country’s latest military-aid pledge for Ukraine topped 1.3 billion pounds, in addition to previous support including anti-tank missiles and air defense systems. (May 7)  |  More ›


Russian-trained Syrian fighters are reported to have signed up to fight alongside Russian troops in Ukraine. (April 18)  |  More ›


The former Soviet republic, which joined NATO in 2004, sought more allied forces stationed in the country. Britain, for one, has agreed to double its troops in Estonia and to send tanks and other equipment. Estonia itself remains a key supplier of military aid to Ukraine.  |  More ›


News reports suggested that mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group, a paramilitary organization, were leaving Libya for Ukraine.  |  More ›


The country broke historic military neutrality to send Ukraine anti-tank weapons, body armor and other aid. (March 14)  |  More ›

United States

American military aid to Ukraine has already topped $3 billion. Congress is weighing the White House’s request for $20 billion to send weapons to Ukraine, replenish U.S. arms stockpiles and provide cybersecurity and other support in the region. (April 28)  |  More ›