• State Department Spokesman: NATO is committed to cooperating with Kiev

    The U.S. Department of State Spokesperson, Joshua Baker, stated in his commentary to Deutsche Welle that NATO is committed to fruitful cooperation with Kiev and that Washington will allocate a new assistance package to Ukraine.

    The relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Ukraine graduated from the level of crisis response to the level of long-term partnership, for the purpose of forming a strong Armed Forces of Ukraine in accordance with NATO standards, Baker said in his …

  • NATO soldiers to be deployed to Poland in 2017

    Poland is ready to accept and station the soldiers of NATO’s international battalion. They will arrive in the country in January and February 2017, as stated by Poland’s Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz, Radio Polsha reported.

    According to Macierewicz, a NATO command on the eastern flank will be created on the basis of the command of the Polish division. He said that the General Staff of the Polish Army have done a great amount of work, not just in their investments in …

  • Russia will not extend nuclear treaty if NATO missile defense system is present in Europe

    The Federation Council of Russia stated that the extension of the New START treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) has been frozen. Russia will not agree to extend the treaty, if the text does not take into consideration its concerns about the deployment of NATO missile defense systems in Europe, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Ozerov, told RIA Novosti.

    According to him the deployment of missile defense systems in the 3rd and 4th position …

  • German Police: The Russian mafia began its expansion in Germany

    The Russian mafia has begun actively expanding its presence in Germany.

    This was stated by the head of the Federal Criminal Police Office, Holger Münch, in an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Deutsche Welle reports.

    “We are seeing the dynamic development of Russian–Eurasian organized crime. Now it has begun to spread to the West,” Münch explains.

    According to him, the Russian mafia is also active in types of offenses that are “unpopular” for organized crime, such as theft or store …

  • Stoltenberg: Individual NATO countries can send lethal weapons to Ukraine

    NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, believes that some member states of the Alliance may provide Ukraine with military aid. These include lethal weapons that can that can be provided on the basis of bilateral relations with Kiev.

    “The Alliance and many countries are helping Ukraine strengthen its defense capabilities. We provide consultations. Some countries, on the basis of bilateral relations, may train the Ukrainian army. NATO however has no weapons. Some countries can provide …