Category Archives: NATO

Stoltenberg: It’s not for Russia to decide who should join NATO

Russia has no right to intervene in the sovereign decisions of democracies, in particular Ukraine and Georgia, on joining NATO. “I’ve heard that question phrased in different ways many times – as if, in a way, the enlargement of NATO has been some kind of aggressive action against Russia; has justified Russia’s use of force against other countries, like you

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Ukraine ready to boost contributions to NATO operations – defense minister

23:45, 05.12.20 – UNIAN The minister hopes for political support of NATO allies that a decision on a NATO Membership Action Plan for Ukraine be made at the next NATO summit. Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran says Ukraine is ready to increase contributions to NATO operations and send additional personnel to the Alliance structures. “We’re ready to increase national contributions

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Stoltenberg claims NATO has to strengthen its position in Black Sea

08:06, 1 December 2020 – 112UA The official stressed that the Black Sea region was strategically important to NATO and all its allies. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that the NATO bloc should strengthen its position in the Black Sea region in connection with the enhancement of Russia’s military presence in the annexed Crimea. This was announced by Stoltenberg during

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US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty with Russia: officials

22 Nov. 2020 – By Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News The US has one major arms treaty remaining with Russia: New START The United States officially pulled out of another arms control pact with Russia on Sunday, marking the end of a six-month notification process informing Moscow, U.S. officials told Fox News. The Trump administration withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, which

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English language to become essential in Ukraine Army

18:00, 18.11.20 – UNIAN This will help achieve better interoperability with NATO forces. Learning English is becoming an integral part a new military culture being introduced into the Armed Forces of Ukraine, based on Euro-Atlantic values and principles. In the new system of professional military education, English language testing will become mandatory, the press service of the defense ministry reported. “The

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NATO to hold consultations with Ukraine, Georgia on NATO 2030 strategy

23:10, 21.10.20 – UNIAN There will be an expert report later on this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the Alliance will hold consultations with Ukraine and Georgia on the NATO 2030 strategy. “There will be an expert report later on this year. And then I will, based on that report, and consultations and inputs and guidance from

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Norway Says Russia Behind Cyber Attack on Parliament

Norway’s government on Tuesday said that it believes Russia was behind an August cyber attack targeting the email system of the country’s parliament. The attack was detected in August, when Norway announced hackers had attacked the parliament’s email system, gaining access to some lawmakers’ messages. “Based on the information the government has, it is our view that Russia is responsible

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Turkey Seeks to Counter Russia in the Black Sea-Caucasus Region

By Emil Avdaliani October 5, 2020 Turkey increasingly views Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan as parts of an arc that could help it balance Russia’s growing military presence in the Black Sea and in the South Caucasus. With this objective in mind, Ankara is stepping up its military cooperation not only with Baku, but also with Tbilisi and Kyiv. Turkey is signaling

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NATO to Meet on Poisoning of Putin Critic Navalny

The poisoning of Alexei Navalny will be discussed at an urgent NATO meeting on Friday after European leaders threatened fresh sanctions against Moscow, which has furiously denied targeting the Russian opposition leader. The 44-year-old lawyer, one of President Vladimir Putin’s chief critics, fell ill on a flight last month and was evacuated to Germany for treatment. Western leaders have demanded

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US troops deploy to Lithuania during heightened tensions in Eastern Europe

3 September 2020 – By Caitlin McFall | Fox News ‘All the exercises taking place in the country are of a defensive nature and are not directed against any state’ The U.S. Army will initiate on Friday the deployment of about 500 troops to Lithuania as part of a military operation, though government officials have said the strategy has nothing to do with recent political

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Denmark Summons Russian Envoy Over Airspace Violation

Denmark said Tuesday it had summoned the Russian ambassador for talks after a Russian jet fighter violated the Scandinavian country’s airspace during a NATO exercise last week. “I take very seriously Russia’s unacceptable violation of Danish airspace. It is absolutely essential that everybody — including Russia — respects the ground rules and international principles,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said in a statement. “That

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Belarus is being used as ‘trampoline’ to attack Russia, Lukashenko tells RT, amid post-election crisis

Warning! This article contains laughable propaganda. Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko says he and Vladimir Putin “agree” that the forces allegedly directing the ongoing political crisis in Belarus are aiming to attack Russia next. “In Russia, I often see the media saying: ‘Oh, in Belarus, in Belarus…’ But it’s happening right here, on the western border [of Russia],” Lukashenko told RT

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Lukashenko says Belarusian army on full alert on western border

20:55, 18 August 2020 – UNIAN He admitted special operations forces were involved in the dispersal of protests in his country. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says units of the Armed Forces of Belarus are on full alert on the western border. While meeting with members of the Security Council of Belarus, he also expressed concern over the situation along the

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Belarus’ Lukashenko to move air assault brigade to country’s western border amid protests & NATO activity in Poland, Lithuania

Warning! This article contains Russian/Belarus propaganda about invisible enemies. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said an air assault brigade will be moved to the country’s border, amid massive anti-government protests that the leader has dubbed a “color revolution” directed by foreign agents. Speaking to state media on Saturday, Lukashenko said he was “worried” that NATO was carrying out military exercises

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Emine Dzheppar: Russia trying to turn Sea of Azov into ‘its own lake’

08.08.2020 14:23 – Ukrinform Russia has militarized Crimea, increased its military presence, keeping six submarines in the Black Sea, and wants to turn the Sea of Azov into “its own lake.” “Today, Russia wants to turn the Sea of Azov into its own lake. As far as we know, Russia now has six submarines in the Black Sea. Crimea has

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Russia to move missiles and troops to NATO borders

Russia will move the latest weapons and additional troops to the western borders in response to U.S. plans to deploy troops to Poland and the Baltic states, reported Interfax, citing the Inspector of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Vladimir Bogatyrev. United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that U.S. troops could be deployed in countries bordering

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U.S. To Move Troops From Germany, In Shift That Esper Says Will Strengthen NATO Against Russia

July 29, 2020 15:13 GMT – By RFE/RL WASHINGTON — The United States will move almost 12,000 troops out of Germany, relocating some of them to Belgium and Italy, in a strategic shift the Pentagon says will help deter Russia. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on July 29 that the repositioning will strengthen NATO, enhance deterrence against Russia, and improve U.S.

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The U.S. Navy Is Gearing up for a Massive War Game to Deter Russia

Enter Sea Breeze 2020. by Kris Osborn Russian and U.S. maritime assets appear to be watching one another even more closely as tensions mount in Ukraine; undersea reconnaissance technologies improve; Russian submarines expand their capabilities and America readies for a massive wargame in the Black Sea.  U.S. Navy Destroyers will soon conduct major warfare operations in the Black Sea as part of a

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NATO forces return to the Black Sea

21:53, 14 July 2020 – UNIAN Apart from conducting maritime security patrols in international waters, the two exercises will help enhance interoperability between Allies and regional partners. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the second time this year to conduct further routine operations, and to

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Stoltenberg spoke about the creation of a “global NATO”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has advocated for a “ global NATO.” According to him, in particular, political cooperation of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance with their partners, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, relates to him, DW reports . “ NATO is not only a military alliance, but primarily a political alliance,” Stoltenberg emphasized in an interview with Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.Read also:  NATO worries about

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