Category Archives: NATO

U.S., EU, NATO call on Ukraine to create Rada committee to oversee intelligence agencies

The parliament may have a committee to oversee Ukraine’s intelligence / Photo from UNIAN

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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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Meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission focuses on reforms, developments in Donbas

00:59, 09 July 2020 – UNIAN Allies also stressed the importance of delivering on domestic reforms. A meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels on July 8 focused on reforms and developments in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna. They

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Ukraine-NATO: Politicians struggle, while military acts

Article by: Yuri Lapaiev Relations between Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have long been complicated, sometimes even uncertain. From hopes for membership after the Bucharest Summit in April 2008, to effectively declaring Ukraine neutral during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency; from the reactivation of a Euro-Atlantic integration course following Russian aggression in early 2014, to new doubts after Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s victory in the

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Poland will turn into threat to Russia in case of strengthening of presence of NATO, – Peskov

At moment, Russia does not see Poland as country of danger Russia will see Poland as a threat if NATO facilities are deployed in that country. The spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said this information on the Channel One, as RBC reports. “As a country ready to provide its territory for the military infrastructure of

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NATO’s colonization of Ukraine under guise of partnership

Scott Ritter Warning! This article contains BS NATO has extended yet another in a long line of “incentives” designed to tease Ukraine with the prospects of joining the transatlantic alliance, while stopping short of actual membership. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an “Enhanced Opportunity Partner,” making it one of six nations (the others being Georgia,

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Ukraine becomes participant of NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partnership

Ukraine has been granted a status of NATO’S Enhanced Opportunities Partnership, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said. “This day has come. I’m deeply grateful to our partners in the Alliance for making this possible. Ukraine finally gains a long deserved status of an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO. We are making each other #StrongerTogether!” he wrote on Twitter. Meanwhile,

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NATO recognizes Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner

17:52, 12 June 2020 – UNIAN Ukraine’s status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner does not prejudge any decisions on NATO membership. The North Atlantic Council on June 12 recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner. This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions

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Russia Scales Down Military Drills Near NATO Borders in 2020 – Official

Russia will not conduct major military exercises near the borders with NATO member countries this year, a senior military official said Monday, according to Interfax. Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the main operational department for Russia’s General Staff, also accused the United States and NATO allies of continuing to carry out war games near Russia’s borders. He said NATO has stonewalled

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