Category Archives: NATO

Ukraine has adopted more NATO standards than ten Allies – expert

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have adapted and adopted more NATO standards and procedures than ten countries, which have recently joined NATO, in total. “The Armed Forces of Ukraine are the strongest in Europe. They have adapted and adopted more NATO standards and procedures than ten countries, which have recently joined NATO, in total. To understand the contribution to NATO’s

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Putin states risks of Ukraine’s accession into NATO for Russia

Putin stated that NATO puts its geopolitical interests above the interest of other countries despite the relations with them President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that if Ukraine enters NATO, the arrival time of the alliance’s missiles to Moscow will shorten up to 7-10 minutes as RIA News reported. Putin stated that NATO puts its geopolitical interests above the interest

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Stefanishyna: Half of NATO members in favor of granting MAP to Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna assures that half of NATO member states are in favor of granting a Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. “Before the NATO summit, I would like to thank almost half of the Allies who support granting Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. I hope that this decision will be made

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Germany, France should bear responsibility for Russia’s occupation of parts of Georgia, Ukraine – Danilov

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said that Germany and France, as guarantors of the Budapest Memorandum, should bear responsibility for Russia’s occupation of parts of Georgia and Ukraine. “We remember that in 2008 the Russian Federation attacked Georgia, and at the moment Georgia lacks part of its territory. After that, a situation with the

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Russia to include ‘readiness for war’ in its National Security Strategy

The Russian Security Council is preparing an updated National Security Strategy, which will replace the previous version adopted in December 2015. The new document will take into account the changes in the military and political situation, the increase in military risks and military threats, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The updated strategy will note the “legitimacy of

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Russia Rattles Its Saber, Announces Troop Buildup on NATO’s Frontier

By Nolan Peterson | June 01, 2021 KYIV, Ukraine — While NATO conducts one of its largest military exercises in Europe in decades, Russia has signaled its displeasure by announcing plans to mass troops on its frontier with the Western military alliance. During a Monday board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu announced the creation

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Stoltenberg explained why Ukraine was not invited to the NATO summit

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg explained why the representatives of Ukraine and Georgia were not invited to the NATO summit . According to him, the format of this event does not provide for the participation of partner countries. “It will only be for allies, as this is a fairly short one-day summit. Next time we may have more time

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A Plan for NATO to Get Serious About Russia

Kurt Volker When NATO heads of state and government gather in Brussels next month, they will have a wide and complex agenda. But while the Alliance has a pressing need to agree on positions on issues ranging from preventing disaster in Afghanistan to confronting China and maintaining progress towards spending 2% of GDP on defense, perhaps the most urgent issue

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NATO Needs Unity as Russia’s Arctic Presence Grows

Candace Huntington As the ice has melted, Russia has wasted no time staking its claim. Long praised as a place of global calm amid a sea of worldwide competition, the Arctic is rapidly deteriorating into a region where great powers will inevitably butt heads. Icecaps melting due to climate change have opened up previously inaccessible resources and sea routes, leading

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Kyiv: Ukraine is ahead of many countries in preparation for NATO membership

The Ukrainian army is ahead of the armed forces of all the NATO membership contenders in the tasks required to join NATO, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, during the forum “Ukraine 30. Security of the country”. “I am proud to say that we, the military, are probably in the first place today in fulfilling the tasks

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Kyiv Says Some NATO Allies Worried About Provoking Russia With Ukraine Membership

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine does not expect next month’s NATO summit will produce a Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine, because some member states worry it will provoke Russia, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday. “Regarding the obstacles, unfortunately, there are still several countries among the allies who are guided by the logic of not provoking Russia and believe

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German Chancellor candidate does not see Ukraine in NATO due to conflict with Russia

Baerbock believes that the most important thing now is to increase pressure on Russia to ensure compliance with the Minsk agreements. The candidate for the post of Federal Chancellor of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, considers it inappropriate to talk now about Ukraine’s membership in NATO because of the conflict with Russia. She said this in an interview with FAZ. “The message

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US slams Russian plan to block Black Sea amid escalating tension — manmadenews

The United States expressed its “deep concern” over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships The US State Department has branded as an “unprovoked escalation” reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports amid heightened tensions over Moscow’s military manoeuvres. The US and its European […] US slams Russian plan to

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U.S. considers more weapons shipments to Ukraine amid Russian buildup… — Hagaag.com

Natasha Bertrand and Lara SeligmanPOLITICO . Wed, April 21, 2021, 5:30 AMThe White House is weighing requests from Kyiv to send additional weaponry to Ukraine as it faces the biggest military buildup of Russian forces on its border in nearly a decade. Consideration of the request is in its early stages, according to people briefed […] U.S. considers more weapons shipments

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Donbas negotiations fail as Russia amasses 150,000 troops on Ukrainian border

Negotiations in the “Normandy format” on the situation in southeastern Ukraine ended inconclusively, Interfax, Kommersant and RIA Novosti reported, citing a source in the Russian delegation. The three-hour video conference, which was attended by advisers to the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, failed to reach any agreements on the Donbas amid the ongoing transfer of Russian troops to

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Britain to continue training Ukrainian military – Ambassador

23:30, 16.04.21 – UNIAN UK will keep supporting the implementation of defense reform in line with NATO standards. Britain is set to continue training the Ukrainian military as part of the ongoing mission in support of the country in the face of Russian aggression. That’s according to a report by the press service of Ukraine’s defense ministry released following the meeting of

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Moscow Takes Measures in Response to ‘Threatening’ NATO Actions

Moscow has sent troops to its Western borders for “training exercises” in response to “threatening” NATO actions, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. The statement comes as Kiev and its Western allies have accused Russia in recent weeks of massing tens of thousands of troops on its border with Ukraine, while NATO told Moscow to end its “unjustified” buildup. Moscow has

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Lithuania to propose NATO provide Membership Action Plan to Ukraine

07 April, 2021 – Ukrinform https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3223102-lithuania-to-propose-nato-provide-membership-action-plan-to-ukraine.html Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit

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U.S. calls on Ukraine to implement deep reforms for NATO membership

The United States continues to support Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, while urging Kyiv to implement deep and comprehensive reforms to meet Western standards for NATO membership. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price made a respective statement at a briefing in Washington on Tuesday, April 6, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “This [U.S.] administration is committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains

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Ukraine: purpose of upcoming Defender Europe 2021 exercise is to practice for war with Russia

NATO Defender Europe 2021 exercises are being conducted to work out possible military confrontation with Russia, said the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas, Alexey Arestovich, on the YouTube channel UKRLife.TV. “A large-scale NATO exercise called Defender Europe 2021 has begun, which means “protect Europe.” The scenario is that from the Baltic sea to the Black

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