June is a hectic month for the dispute between Argentina and UK regarding the British Overseas Territory Falkland Islands, with a string of remembrance dates referred to the ongoing disagreement.22 comments
Argentina's 2020/2021 Antarctic campaign successfully finished last week after the arrival of the Argentine Navy icebreaker “Almirante Irízar” at the port of Buenos Aires without registering any positive case of Covid-19 among its 392 crew members, military and scientists.
Argentine Defense Minister Agustin Rossi Friday presided over the ceremony where the Armed Forces commemorated the 39th anniversary of the military landing on the Malvinas/Falkland Islands which eventually led to the 1982 armed conflict with the United Kingdom and promised things will be different a year from now.
The official Argentine 2020/21 Antarctic season was launched last Friday with a ceremony at the Buenos Aires Navy pier where the icebreaker “ARA Almirante Irizar” was docked, but with no authorities boarding the vessel to avoid any possible coronavirus contagion.
United Kingdom has effectively barred the sale of the FA-50 Fighting Eagle to Argentina, with the South Korean manufacturer informing Buenos Aires that it is unable to supply the light fighter and strike jet since it has British-made parts.
Argentina Defense minister announced that the country will design and build a dual training purpose aircraft to be named IA-100 Malvina and will demand an initial investment of US$ 2,5 million.
The Argentine Ministry of Defense and the Navy paid tribute to the courage and glory of the 323 sailors who died during the sinking of the cruiser ARA Belgrano, on 2 May 1982, at the beginning of hostilities with UK during the South Atlantic conflict.
Defense minister Agustín Rossi called on Argentines to claim sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands with the same character displayed by the Argentine pilots during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with the UK and underlined it's up to the new generations to make sure the Malvinas cause is not forgotten.
The combat to contain coronavirus has been the major deployment of the Argentine armed forces in democracy, some 22.000 staff are out on the field throughout the country, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi, and to be more precise, “the largest deployment since the Malvinas war, and it has been done following the existing legal framework”.
On April 2nd we claim sovereignty over our Malvinas Islands was the message twitted by Argentine president Alberto Fernandez on the Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen Day, outstanding date in the official calendar of the country which recalls that 38 years ago, Argentine forces invaded the Falklands, triggering a conflict that would end 74 days later.