Contents tagged with NATO

  • Stoltenberg: NATO will not take part in any possible conflict between the US and North Korea

    According to the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, any involvement by the North Atlantic Alliance in a possible conflict between the United States and North Korea is excluded.

    "Last week I spent four hours in the White House, and I can assure you that there was no debate about NATO's role in relation to North Korea," Stoltenberg noted in an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

    At the same time, the NATO Secretary General accused the leadership of the DPRK of destabilizing the …

  • Moscow reiterates its right to defend its security in response to Montenegro's entry into NATO

    Moscow reserves the right to take measures aimed at protecting its interests and national security, after Montenegro's entry into NATO. This was stated in a message published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "We must state with deep regret that the current leadership of the country and its Western patrons have not heeded the voice of reason and conscience," the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry reads.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that the leadership …

  • F-35 fighters arrive in Estonia accompanied by NATO reconnaissance aircraft

    On April 25th, two US F-35A fighter aircraft and a 100 ARW KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at the Ämari Air Base in Estonia, accompanied by NATO RC-135 air reconnaissance aircraft, according to the Estonian newspaper Postimees.

    “When the fighters entered Estonian airspace, there were three NATO reconnaissance aircraft, which is unusually high,” the newspaper noted.

    The purpose of the NATO planes was to collect data on the activities of Russian radar systems tracking the arrival of the F-35s, the …

  • NATO fighter jets make record number of flights due to Russian Air Force

    In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …

  • Lithuania will host NATO air exercise

    On April 25 and 26, the Ramstein Alloy NATO Air Exercise will be held in Baltic airspace, predominantly over Lithuania. This was reported by the website of NATO air force command.

    The exercises will be attended by Dutch and German fighters who take part in the NATO air patrol mission of the Baltic States, aircraft from Poland and Norway, as well as transport aircraft from Lithuania, the USA and NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System or AWACS air reconnaissance aircraft.

    The exercise …

  • The Latvian government will allocate nearly 9 million euros for deployment of NATO battalion

    The Latvian government has decided to allocate preliminary financing in the amount of 8.9 million euros for the deployment of a multinational battalion of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) on the territory of the Republic.

    As the Republic’s Ministry of Defense noted, they are speaking of the presence of the NATO force, led by Canada.

    "The main items of expenditure are food; drinking water; the purchase of portable toilets, sinks and other equipment; as well as fuel, lubricants and military …

  • Germany deployed a mobile radar system to Latvia

    The Bundeswehr deployed a mobile air control and alert center in Latvia, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Baltic Republic on Tuesday, April 18th. The radar installation was placed at the Air Force Base in Lielvarde, located about 50 km from Riga. It will remain there for three months while the German military will be training Latvian soldiers to service the equipment.

    The German Military brought this monitoring system to Latvia last year. The deployment of this equipment was …

  • NATO begins large-scale exercises in Latvia

    NATO Summer Shield exercises will start in Latvia on April 17th. More than 1,200 soldiers, including 200 from Estonian military, will take part in them, reported the Headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces.

    More than 200 Estonian soldiers will take part in the NATO Summer Shield exercises, which will be held in Latvia at the training camp in Adazi from April 17th to 30th, the report said.

    The Summer Shield international military exercises will be held at the Adazi training ground and …

  • Trump signs protocol for Montenegro to join NATO, Russia calls Montenegrin government’s policy unconstructive

    US President Donald Trump has signed a protocol for Montenegro to join NATO.

    As reported by the Voice of America, the protocol was ratified earlier by the US Senate. Now the document needs to be ratified by Spain and the Netherlands. A referendum on this matter needs to be carried out in the latter country.

    Previously, Montenegrin Defense Minister Predrag Bošković and Minister of Foreign Affairs Srdjan Darmanović announced Montenegro’s plans to take part in the NATO summit in May as a full …

  • Chubarov: The Crimea represents a direct threat to NATO member countries

    The Crimea has become a foothold from which Russia could directly threaten NATO member countries, as was stated on April 7th by the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Refat Chubarov, in an interview with Krym.Realii.

    "Today, the annexed Crimea has become a direct threat to the NATO member states on the southern flank. This concerns Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey," Chubarov said.

    On April 7th, Refat Chubarov, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Emine Dzhaparova, and …