Steadfast Defender 2024: A NATO wake-up call?

“NATO’s Steadfast Defender 2024” is a major military exercise aimed at rehearsing regional defence plans and displaying NATO’s preparedness to counter potential threats, particularly addressing concerns related to Russian aggression. The exercise involves a significant number of troops, naval vessels, aircraft, and combat vehicles across Europe.

The Russian government has manipulated the narrative around these drills, portraying them as provocative actions by NATO to encircle Russia and escalate tensions. Russian state media and officials claim that the exercises are a direct threat to Russia’s security, aiming to intimidate and undermine its sovereignty.

The drills serve as a message of deterrence, showcasing NATO’s ability to deploy forces swiftly to reinforce the defence of its eastern flank. They also demonstrate NATO’s unity and resolve in the face of external threats and internal divisions. The exercises affirm the alliance’s readiness to counter threats in a volatile global landscape, emphasizing the power of unity and the strength of the NATO alliance.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

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How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).