Contents tagged with NATO

  • Media: NATO deploys forces in the east in preparation for war with Russia

    The reason for the numerous deployments of NATO forces in Eastern Europe has finally been revealed: the alliance wants to prepare for war with Russia, German web site NEOPresse writes.

    As the publication emphasizes, NATO has been augmenting its military presence in Eastern Europe since 2015. It all began with Poland, and in 2016, corresponding measures spread to Baltic states – Latvia and Lithuania. Together with the deployment of rapid response squads, new military bases were organized, and …

  • Norwegian Prime Minister: Oslo did not violate its non-deployment principle by hosting US Marines

    The Norwegian government continues to follow the policy of non-deployment of foreign military bases on its territory while hosting US Marines on Norway’s west coast. This was stated by the Scandinavian kingdom’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg during an interview with the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau on Sunday.

    In January, 285 servicemen of the US Marine Corps arrived in Vaernes Garrison, near the Norwegian city of Trondheim, Nord-Trøndelag County, Central Norway. A bilateral agreement with the …

  • Poroshenko: In July, U.S. Secretary of State will visit Ukraine, as well as Secretary Generals of NATO and UN

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that in July, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Ukraine, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

    “We are awaiting a visit from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Kyiv in July, and our work in Washington will continue. We are also awaiting a visit from UN Secretary General Guterres and a visit from the NATO Secretary General, which will also be in July,” he said in an …

  • NATO fighter approached Russian Defense Minister’s plane over Baltic

    On Wednesday, June 21, an F-16 fighter belonging to the army of a NATO state buzzed an airplane with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on board. The incident took place over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Shoygu was traveling to Kaliningrad for an off-site session of the Russian Defense Ministry College.

    The Minister of Defense’s plane was escorted by Russian Su-27 jets. After one of the escorting fighters approached the NATO F-16 and “tilted its wings to show its weapons”, the F-16 …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: NATO has much to learn from Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview with Profil that Ukraine could benefit NATO.

    "The Western alliance must prepare for new challenges, and with Ukraine it will be easier than without us ... We have shown that we fight for our country. We are no longer an easy target. This applies not only to supplies or our experience with the Russians' hybrid war. Our NATO partners can learn a lot from us: tactics, endurance, and combat readiness. Without these qualities, modern …

  • Lukashenko is concerned about the deployment of NATO military drones near the borders of Belarus

    RIA Novosti reported that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk's concern is caused not only by the deployment of NATO military contingents at the border with the Republic, but also by the deployment of military drones.

    "The troops are tolerable. However, most modern unmanned aerial vehicles are also deployed there... they are huge, like real planes. Those are attack drones, against whom?" Lukashenko said on Thursday in Minsk at a meeting with the secretaries of the …

  • Kremlin: Russia will respond to NATO's reinforcement in Poland

    If there is a reinforcement of the US military contingent in Poland, Russia will take all military, political and economic measures in the context of necessary defense, said Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, to RIA Novosti.

    Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he intends to discuss the matter of enlarging the American military presence in the country with US President Donald Trump during his visit.

    Commenting on …

  • Romanian President: NATO has to maintain its dialogue with Russia while continuing ‘deterrence policy’ towards it

    Klaus Johannis, the President of Romania expressed the opinion that negotiations with Russia on its actions in the region are possible only under NATO's “deterrence policy.”

    “I think we need a dialogue, but we also need what we are working on in NATO, a powerful deterrence policy. Such a combination of deterrence and dialogue should lead to a solution that is acceptable to all parties,” Johannis said at a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

    Johannis added that “Moscow’s aggression against …

  • NATO Saber Strike exercises to begin in Latvia

    NATO's Saber Strike multinational exercises, in which more than 2,000 soldiers from eight countries will take part, will start in Latvia on Saturday and will last until June 15th.

    Saber Strike is held annually, and involves joint exercises of ground and air troops under the command of U.S. forces in Europe. Servicemen from Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, Poland, Slovakia and the USA will participate this year.

    As stated by the Latvian Defense Ministry, the goal of the …

  • Kremlin: Russia reserves the right to respond to Montenegro’s entry into NATO

    Against the background of the formal completion of the procedure for Montenegro's entry into NATO, Moscow reserves the right to retaliate in relation to Podgorica’s hostile actions, as stated in comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, which were posted on the department’s website.

    "The continuing anti-Russian hysteria in Montenegro causes us only regrets. In light of the hostile line of Montenegrin authorities, the Russian side reserves the right to take …