Contents tagged with Stoltenberg

  • NATO promises to strengthen support for Georgia and Ukraine in the Black Sea

    NATO will increase its ships presence in the Black Sea and will conduct joint exercises and information exchange with Georgia and Ukraine, announced Alliance Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.

    NATO members agreed on a package of measures to support their "close partners" - Georgia and Ukraine. On Thursday, April 4, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, announced this at a meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of NATO. These measures, among other things, …

  • Stoltenberg confirms funding for US army depot in Poland

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that the alliance will allocate $260 million to the construction of a military storage site for the US forces in Poland, Polish Radio reports.

    The base will be located in Powidz, and will house armored vehicles, ammunition and weapons for the American brigade.

    Stoltenberg said that this investment from the NATO headquarters is of key significance due to the close proximity of a major military airport.

    “This investment in infrastructure in …

  • Group of NATO ships enters Black Sea

    Two frigates from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) have entered the Black Sea – HMCS Toronto of the Royal Canadian Navy and Santa María of the Spanish Navy. The destroyer HNLMS Evertsen of the Royal Netherlands Navy had entered the Black Sea earlier. All three ships are being escorted by the Turkish frigate “Gelibolu”.

    A post retweeted by the official NATO Maritime Command stated that the ships will participate in the “Sea Shield” exercise alongside NATO’s Ukrainian and Georgian …

  • Lavrov: NATO bombed Yugoslavia to get closer to Russian border

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 was needed by NATO in order to move east, closer to the Russian border. Lavrov also said that, at the time, Washington was tempted to take control of the entire world situation and to stop being guided by the UN Charter when dealing with international problems. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is convinced that western countries will go to any lengths to prevent new investigations into possible crimes by …

  • NATO Secretary General notes Georgia’s progress in integration to alliance

    On Sunday, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed issues of integrating the country into the alliance and deepening cooperation in this direction, reported Georgian Public Broadcasting  Corporation. The public television of Georgia showed footage from a working dinner organized by the head of government for the Secretary General's visit to Georgia.

    "The process of the country’s integration to NATO and the European Union, and the course of …

  • Putin suspends Russia’s participation in Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles Treaty

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the suspension of Russia’s participation in the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles Treaty (INF), which was signed between Ronald Raegan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, reads the statement on the Kremlin’s website.

    According to the decree text, the decision was made because of “the United States violation of its obligations under the contract." The Russian Foreign Ministry will have to officially notify the United States and the …

  • Erdogan complains that US puts pressure on Turkey because of purchase of Russian S-400 missiles systems

    US authorities have been pressuring Turkey to refuse purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, stated the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

    “Everyone knows that American leadership puts a lot of pressure on us concerning this issue,” Erdoğan said, as quoted by RIA Novosti. 

    Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the Alliance is discussing alternatives to S-400 systems with Turkey. NATO has suggested Italian or …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO prepares an 'effective response' to Russia’s violations of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated at the Brussels meeting of NATO defense ministers, which was held on February 13th,  that NATO’s current focus is to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

    “We're trying to save the ‘cornerstone’ of arms control, and so everything is now in the hands of Russia. At the same time, we are preparing, considering and analyzing the consequences of the treaty termination. The preparation has already begun since the new Russian …

  • Stoltenberg : NATO concerned about Russian Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drone

    NATO is concerned about Russia’s unmanned underwater vehicle "Poseidon", said Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, answering BBC’s question about the weapon’s potential. 

    According to Stoltenberg, the drone is "another example proving that Russia has increased investment in strengthening nuclear potential." 

    The Russian Ministry of Defense showed a video of the Poseidon tests in the summer of 2018. “The main advantage of Poseidon is the invulnerability of almost one hundred percent to …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO intends to increase military presence in the Black Sea

    During a briefing with Russian media, the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO intends to increase its military presence in the Black Sea in response to “Russia’s violation of international norms.”

    According to him, Moscow’s construction of a bridge over the Kerch Strait does not meet international laws since Russia’s control over Crimea was established illegally. “The unlawful detention of Ukrainian sailors [in November 2018] and seizing of ships increased our concerns …