Category Archives: NATO

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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Kyiv calls on NATO to conduct joint military exercises and patrols of Ukrainian airspace amid escalation in Donbas

Ukraine has invited NATO to conduct joint military exercises and patrols of Ukrainian airspace, stated the deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Roman Mashovets, at a meeting with the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov. According to the press service of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, the parties, discussed escalation of the situation in the Donbas and

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Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia is preparing to move troops into Donbas

Russia is preparing to commit large-scale provocations against Ukraine, reported the General Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. According to the intelligence agency, Russia is preparing a set of measures aimed at provoking Ukraine to a military response to its hostile actions along the demarcation line in the Donbas. Russia is expanding its military presence on the territory of

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Russia Warns Retaliation if Bosnia Joins NATO

Russia will retaliate if Bosnia and Herzegovina follows through with its proclaimed intent to join NATO, Moscow’s Embassy in Sarajevo said Thursday. Bosnia’s tripartite presidency is split between its Croat and Bosniak members who advocate integration into the U.S.-led military alliance and its pro-Russian Serb member who favors neutrality. “In the event of practical rapprochement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and

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Do the Russians Want War?

“The Russian bear needs to smack down on the headless chicken. Hard.” Florida-based pro-Kremlin writer Andrei “The Saker” Raievsky is a frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database. Now, he connects the dots(opens in a new tab) and welcomes a confrontation between Russia and the EU. The Saker explains: we are fed up with you and we don’t need you. “We”,

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Slovakia to support Ukraine reform toward EU, NATO integration

09:00, 17.02.21 – UNIAN Slovakia realized Ukraine must address the issues of Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, at the same time implementing reform. Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok has assured that his country will support reform in Ukraine toward future integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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NATO seeks to boost funding for deterrence efforts along borders with Russia

19:30, 15.02.21 – UNIAN Stoltenberg said China and Russia are at the forefront of an authoritarian pushback against rules-based international order NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gas suggested increasing NATO’s funding for “core deterrence and defense activities.” “This would support Allied deployments in our battlegroups in the eastern part of our Alliance, air policing, maritime deployments and exercises,” Stoltenberg said at a

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Russia Snubs European Security Panel in 30-Year First

The Russian military has turned down an invitation to attend a European security seminar for the first time in 30 years amid deteriorating ties with the West, Moscow’s arms control delegation in Vienna said Tuesday. The delegation’s Twitter account said Russian Defense Ministry officials opted out of the European Security and Cooperation Organization’s (OSCE) Military Doctrine Seminar, held once every

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Help thyself

In a Feb. 1 interview with the Axios program on HBO, President Volodymyr Zelensky wondered why Ukraine is still not a member of NATO. The reasons are clear. It’s true that NATO is reluctant to take countries at war, and Russia is continuing its aggression against Ukraine. However, it is not impossible for countries with unresolved military conflicts to join

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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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