• Former colonel of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service dies in the US

    A former colonel of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Alexander Poteyev, who escaped from Russia in 2010, died in the US. This information was reported by the Russian Interfax news agency, citing informed sources. "According to some reports, Poteyev died in the US. Currently, this information is being verified," the agency wrote.

    According to Interfax, this information has been obtained from abroad, but it is possible that "it may be disinformation created to ensure that the ‘ …

  • 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 …

  • Belarus does not see the deployment of NATO troops in the Baltic States as a threat

    The deployment of additional NATO troops into neighboring countries is not a direct threat to the security of Belarus, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, after a meeting with the Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, a Belarusian News Agency reports.

    "As for the prospect of deploying new contingents of NATO troops into the Baltic States and Poland; of course, we do not welcome the deployment of additional military contingents within the …

  • 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 …

  • Lithuanian President: Russia has to be deterred with military force

    The threats to the international security haven’t diminished, and that is why, according to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, NATO has to move from partial security measures to creating a real military deterrence, as reported by the Latvian Delfi news portal.

    “Unfortunately, after the meeting in Wales there haven’t been fewer threats. That is why the time has come to move from partial security measures to creating a real military deterrence. We expect that finally concrete security …