Category Archives: NATO

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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Two heavy bombers of U.S. Air Force fly over Ukraine in integration with Ukrainian fighter jets (Photo)

The flight also included integration and interoperability training with Polish F-16s and MiG-29s and Romanian F-16s and MiG-21s. Two heavy bombers of the United States Air Force conducted a flight over Ukraine in integration with Ukrainian fighter jets. “Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe

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Ukraine plans to upgrade its Air Force with NATO fighter jets

Kyiv intends to purchase multi-role warplanes produced in the West as part of the modernization program of the Ukrainian Air Force. Thus, the new aicraft will replace the planes made during the Soviet era, reports Rzeczpospolita. According to the newspaper, Kyiv’s plan to upgrade military aviation, which will also include the replacement of helicopters, training and transport aircraft, will cost

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Russia blocks Ukraine’s entry into NATO by occupying territories, but there is a solution to the problem – Volker

Former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker said Russia is keen to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, using occupation as a means to this end. This Walker said during an online discussion at the Kiev Security Forum on Friday. “ Russia wants to prevent countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova from joining the Alliance. And she occupied certain territories in these countries. And

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Lavrov: Russian military will not conduct exercises near NATO borders

The Russian army has no plans to conduct exercises near the borders of NATO countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and has generally scaled them down, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a video conference press briefing. “For the period that we are now going through, during the period of coronavirus infection, our military has reported that they are reducing

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Ukraine ready to join NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko announced that Ukraine had prepared all critical military bases to join the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Partnership. “From a military point of view, Ukraine is ready to join the Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program, which will allow increasing the interoperability of the Ukrainian military with units of NATO member states.

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Russia Trails First U.S. Warships in Barents Sea Since 1980s

The Russian Navy is tracking the first U.S. Navy warships to have entered the Barents Sea near Norway in more than 30 years, the Defense Ministry said Monday. The guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Porter, the large supply vessel USNS Supply and the British frigate HMS Kent entered the Barents Sea after conducting anti-submarine drills in the Norwegian

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NATO to Ramp Up Georgia’s Security Against ‘Aggressive’ Russia: Official

NATO will involve Georgia in its regional security program to help protect the Black Sea country from Russia’s “aggressive” cyber- and misinformation threats, the Western military bloc said Wednesday. Georgia’s NATO ambitions have angered Russia since 2008, when NATO leaders promised the Russian neighbor that it would one day join the alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned NATO that

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Chinese media: Russia to respond to NATO threat in Black Sea

Russia will deploy Project 22350 frigates in the Black Sea in response to the threat from NATO, writes the Chinese newspaper of Renmin Ribao. The author of the publication called the Black Sea region one of the main places of confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance and noted that the latter has been constantly strengthening the military presence

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NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia. The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports. “We talk about exercises, access

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U.S. committed to Ukraine and Georgia to become future members of NATO

01:59, 02 April 2020 The Alliance pursues an open door policy. The United States is committed that Ukraine and Georgia to become the future members of NATO. “We are committed to all of those countries to become the future members of NATO. We want all of them,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, said during a LiveAtState briefing

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Erdogan asks NATO for help in Syria

Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria’s Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries. “No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in

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Kremlin accuses NATO of creating a ‘striking fist’ near Russia’s borders

NATO is creating a “striking fist” near Russia’s borders, strengthening its military presence in Eastern Europe in close proximity to Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Zakharova’s statement was made in response to the reports about NATO’s plans to hold Defender Europe-2020 military exercises in April and May.

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Georgian President Zurabishvili Reiterates Country’s Transatlantic Path

March 04, 2020 18:22 GMT TBILISI — In her annual state of the nation address, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has said Moscow’s policies will not divert her country from its path toward the European Union and NATO. “If Russia plans to use the occupation of Georgia’s territories…to force Georgia to renounce its aspirations, that kind of goal will never be

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