• British General: Ukraine will never be a NATO member

    A Retired General of the British Army, Richard Shirreff, who held a senior position in the European NATO structure, stated in an interview with Deutsche Welle that he believes that Ukraine should follow Finland’s example and not pursue NATO membership.

    Shirreff is the author of the book, 2017: War with Russia. When asked if it is realistic that Ukraine will join NATO one day, he replied, "No, I don’t think it is even realistic. First of all, from a political perspective, Ukraine’s admission to …

  • Polish President: NATO’s doors should be open to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

    Andrzej Duda stated in an interview with PAP (Polish Press Agency) that NATO should leave the doors open for Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.

    According to him, the Alliance should cooperate closely with Sweden and Finland, because these states are already strategically linked with NATO and the cooperation with them should be enhanced.

    "In my view, the Alliance should primarily maintain an open-door policy. We cannot say that the North Atlantic Alliance is already full and that no more states can …

  • John Kerry: The US will allocate $23 million for victims of the war in the Donbas

    The United States intends to provide Ukraine with $23 million worth of humanitarian aid for the victims of hostilities in the Donbas. US Secretary of State John Kerry said this on Thursday, July 7, at the joint briefing with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, regarding the results of the bilateral meeting.

    In addition, Kerry noted the progress in the development of the law on elections in the Donbas. “Ukraine has put great efforts in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and …

  • John Kerry: It is too early to talk about Ukraine joining NATO

    The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated at a joint press conference with Petro Poroshenko in Kiev that  NATO is ready to welcome new members, when they are ready. In response journalists’ questions about expectations from the NATO Summit and the Ukrainian-NATO commission meeting, Poroshenko said that he hopes for U.S. support concerning the Alliance’s open-door policy.

    “Above all, we’re counting on NATO support concerning positions declared at the Bucharest Summit, they key …

  • Obama calls on NATO to increase its support for Ukraine

    In an article written for the Financial Times, US President Barack Obama called on NATO and the EU to increase support for Ukraine and to be consistent in confronting Russian aggression.

    “We need to bolster the defense of our allies in central and eastern Europe, strengthen deterrence and boost our resilience against new threats, including cyber-attacks. We need to deepen security co-operation between NATO and the EU and increase our support for Ukraine as it defends its sovereignty and …