Category Archives: NATO

Russia blocks Ukraine’s entry into NATO by occupying territories, but there is a solution to the problem – Volker

Former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker said Russia is keen to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, using occupation as a means to this end. This Walker said during an online discussion at the Kiev Security Forum on Friday. “ Russia wants to prevent countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova from joining the Alliance. And she occupied certain territories in these countries. And

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Lavrov: Russian military will not conduct exercises near NATO borders

The Russian army has no plans to conduct exercises near the borders of NATO countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and has generally scaled them down, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a video conference press briefing. “For the period that we are now going through, during the period of coronavirus infection, our military has reported that they are reducing

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Ukraine ready to join NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko announced that Ukraine had prepared all critical military bases to join the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Partnership. “From a military point of view, Ukraine is ready to join the Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program, which will allow increasing the interoperability of the Ukrainian military with units of NATO member states.

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Russia Trails First U.S. Warships in Barents Sea Since 1980s

The Russian Navy is tracking the first U.S. Navy warships to have entered the Barents Sea near Norway in more than 30 years, the Defense Ministry said Monday. The guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Porter, the large supply vessel USNS Supply and the British frigate HMS Kent entered the Barents Sea after conducting anti-submarine drills in the Norwegian

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NATO to Ramp Up Georgia’s Security Against ‘Aggressive’ Russia: Official

NATO will involve Georgia in its regional security program to help protect the Black Sea country from Russia’s “aggressive” cyber- and misinformation threats, the Western military bloc said Wednesday. Georgia’s NATO ambitions have angered Russia since 2008, when NATO leaders promised the Russian neighbor that it would one day join the alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned NATO that

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Chinese media: Russia to respond to NATO threat in Black Sea

Russia will deploy Project 22350 frigates in the Black Sea in response to the threat from NATO, writes the Chinese newspaper of Renmin Ribao. The author of the publication called the Black Sea region one of the main places of confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance and noted that the latter has been constantly strengthening the military presence

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NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia. The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports. “We talk about exercises, access

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U.S. committed to Ukraine and Georgia to become future members of NATO

01:59, 02 April 2020 The Alliance pursues an open door policy. The United States is committed that Ukraine and Georgia to become the future members of NATO. “We are committed to all of those countries to become the future members of NATO. We want all of them,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, said during a LiveAtState briefing

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Erdogan asks NATO for help in Syria

Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria’s Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries. “No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in

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Kremlin accuses NATO of creating a ‘striking fist’ near Russia’s borders

NATO is creating a “striking fist” near Russia’s borders, strengthening its military presence in Eastern Europe in close proximity to Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Zakharova’s statement was made in response to the reports about NATO’s plans to hold Defender Europe-2020 military exercises in April and May.

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Georgian President Zurabishvili Reiterates Country’s Transatlantic Path

March 04, 2020 18:22 GMT TBILISI — In her annual state of the nation address, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has said Moscow’s policies will not divert her country from its path toward the European Union and NATO. “If Russia plans to use the occupation of Georgia’s territories…to force Georgia to renounce its aspirations, that kind of goal will never be

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‘Change course before it’s too late’: Lavrov calls on Europe to reject false notion of ‘Russian threat’ in Munich speech

This article contains huge amounts of BS, propaganda and hypocrisy. In other words, Lavrov opened his mouth. NATO’s eastward expansion and large-scale drills near Russian borders may lead to unpredictable consequences and it’s time for Europe to change course, Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov told the Munich Security Conference. Europe is where the “crisis of confidence” in international relations is felt

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Stoltenberg called the best way for Ukraine to move closer to NATO membership

The state should continue the course of reforms. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the best way for Ukraine to move closer to NATO membership is to continue the reform course. He said this on February 11, before a meeting of NATO defense ministers to be held in Brussels on February 12-13, DW reports . “The main focus for Ukraine is the

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Most NATO nations do not support the need for military defense of allies in the event of an attack by Russia – poll

In an average of 16 countries, 50% of those polled believe that their country should not protect its ally in the event of an attack by Russia, and 38% should. Most citizens support the need for military defense of allies in the event of a hypothetical attack by Russia in only five of the 16 NATO member states, according to

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Fake: NATO Preparing for War with Russia

These claims of NATO’s nefarious plans for World War III stem from a meeting that Russia’s General Staff chief General Valeriy Gerasimov conducted with foreign military attaches accredited in Russia. Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), the official newspaper of the Russian armed forces writes about the meeting with military attaches and cites Gerasimov, however, nowhere does Russian general actually say that

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Four reasons why Ukraine may not find peace in 2020

Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region is unlikely to find a road to peace in 2020 unless the country’s president Volodymyr Zelensky can shore up international support for his country’s independence. At a time when Ukraine’s positions are being eroded by the actions of its allies, rebuilding an international coalition opposed to Russia’s aggression is crucial to avoiding a scenario in which

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Over half of Ukrainians stand for Ukraine’s joining NATO – poll

15:40, 26 December 2019 At the same time, the support for the military alliance with Russia and other CIS countries is 5.5%. A total of 51% of Ukrainians believe that joining NATO is the best security option for Ukraine, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies

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Belarus president talks about greater threat to Russia than Ukraine NATO membership

MINSK, 24 December (BelTA) – I do not see Ukraine’s possible accession to NATO as a potential threat to Belarus, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview to editor-in-chief of the Ekho Moskvy radio station Aleksei Venediktov on 24 December, BelTA learned. “I do not see it that way. I have already told Putin about this and I will

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Hungary to block Ukraine’s NATO membership, Szijjarto says

The row over the language law continues. Hungary’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine’s membership in NATO until Kyiv restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before the language law was adopted. Reuters says Hungary has clashed with Ukraine over what it says are curbs on the rights of roughly 150,000 ethnic Hungarians to use their native

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The Council endorsed a request to submit a MAP to NATO

Parliament adopted a resolution “On the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine’s Declaration” On the first steps to ensure Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration is the acquisition of Ukraine’s full membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It was supported by 284 MPs, Ukrinform correspondent reports. The statement stresses that today Ukraine is in fact the eastern border of the North Atlantic Alliance, and

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Putin Criticizes NATO Expansion as Alliance Holds London Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized NATO’s continued expansion, something he suggested was pointless given the absence of a threat from Moscow following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking at a meeting of Russian military leaders in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin said NATO expansion posed a threat to Russia, but said he hoped

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Macron Says NATO Should Focus on Terrorism Instead of Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said his remarks that NATO was experiencing “brain death” had been a useful wake-up call to alliance members, and he would not apologize for saying it. Macron’s blunt verdict ahead of a Dec. 4 summit in Britain drew strong reaction from European peers who believe Europe still needs to rely heavily on the transatlantic

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U.S. to cut its financial contribution to NATO in 2020

Trump’s administration seeks to reduce its contribution from 22% to 16% of NATO’s overall budget Trump’s administration has decided to cut its financial contribution NATO in 2020 and to send saved money to help non-NATO countries – Ukraine and Georgia, CNN reports. “All Allies have agreed a new cost sharing formula. Under the new formula, cost shares attributed to most

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Merkel demands more money for German Armed Forces because of situation in Eastern Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a weekly televised statement, which is published on German Government’s website, that the situation in Eastern Ukraine forces NATO member countries to reconsider the Alliance’s defense strategy. “Because of the conflict in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, the topic of national defense and Alliance defense came into focus,” said German Chancellor. According to

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Merkel, NATO chief reject Macron’s view NATO is dying

“NATO remains a cornerstone of our security,” Merkel told reporters French President Emmanuel Macron used “drastic words” when he described NATO as experiencing a “brain death”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, saying that was not her view. “NATO remains a cornerstone of our security,” Merkel told reporters, according to Reuters. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also rejected the characterisation

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