Category Archives: NATO

‘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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Russia accuses NATO of stirring up tensions over Ukraine: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry accused NATO on Friday of fuelling tensions over Ukraine and said the alliance’s military support for the country was creating divisions inside it, the TASS news agency reported. On Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg traveled to Ukraine and its President Volodymr Zelensky said it was ready to speed up preparations to become a

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Medvedchuk: Ukraine’s accession to NATO not to contribute to reintegration of Donbas

“We are strongly against joining NATO and we believe that a course the new government has chosen, which is headed by Mr. Zelensky, is a course of continuing the policy of Mr. Poroshenko, Groysman, Yatsenyuk, Parubiy,” Viktor Medvedchuk said The Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk believes that Ukraine’s joining NATO

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