Contents tagged with NATO

  • Belarus and NATO discuss prospects of cooperation

    On December 10, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas met with the Head of NATO’s Arms Control and Coordination Section, William Alberque before the third round of the experts’ consultations between Belarus and NATO on Confidence and Security Building Measures, the press-service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry reports.

    The parties exchanged their views on the current state and prospects for further Belarus-NATO cooperation and indicated increased efforts by …

  • President Poroshenko warns of resurgence of pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, during a working visit to the Lviv region on December 8, said that the resurgence of pro-Russian forces in Ukraine can turn Ukraine’s movement to the European Union and NATO in the opposite direction, reports the head of the state's press service.

    “Away from Moscow, Europe now,” Poroshenko recalled the words of the Ukrainian poet, Khvylovy. “Away from Moscow!" is a visa-free regime, the association agreement with the EU, this is Tomos, a strong …

  • Ukrainian General: Ukraine has unique opportunity to create nuclear weapons

    The former Ukrainian envoy to NATO, Major General Petro Garashchuk stated in an interview with Obozrevatel TV that Ukraine has unique capabilities- intellectual, organizational and financial, to create nuclear weapons.

    “I'll say it once more. We have the capability to develop and produce our own nuclear weapons,” claims Garashchuk.

    The General also believes that Kyiv has the capability to create not only nuclear bombs but also full-fledged nuclear warheads for missiles.

    “Currently, there is …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Ukraine to sign weapons delivery contracts with Western partners

    Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak stated in an interview with Priamyi TV that the Ukrainian government signed contracts with international partners for the supply of weapons, equipment and machinery.

    “Martial law gives us the opportunity to develop ways of cooperation with our partners. We have consent that the contracts for the delivery of weapons and equipment will be signed in the near future,” said Poltorak.

    He also said that several NATO ministers of defense will visit …

  • Klimkin: Hungary intends to improve relations with Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated after the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels that Ukraine and Hungary are improving relationships, and that Budapest assures it is determined to make further progress.

    “I believe that we are on an upward trajectory after this week’s consultations but there are serious questions for further discussion. We understand what we can do, and our Hungarian colleagues have realized that we have a consistent position: on the one hand we will defend our …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: NATO intends to increase its presence in the Black Sea

    NATO countries will soon take steps in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait. One of the elements of the response is strengthening the presence of the Alliance in the Black Sea, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

    "NATO should strengthen its presence in the Black Sea region. How they do it is the issue of further negotiations and you will hear about some of them soon. The important thing is the presence of the NATO ships. This will be done very …

  • Klimkin: all NATO member countries working to free Ukrainian sailors

    During the NATO summit in Brussels, among other topics, the priority was to discuss the realease of the Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in the Kerch Strait region on November 25.

     “We will get back the ships, but for our sailors every hour in captivity is critical. Our allies, without exception, starting with the head of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, have already joined the process of their liberation,” wrote the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, on his Facebook page, after a …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO increases presence in the Black Sea and is watching Russia

    NATO is closely monitoring the security situation in the Black Sea and increases its military presence in the region, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels.

    “NATO has increased its military presence in the Black Sea region. With more naval presence. Last year the number of days with NATO ships or ships on the NATO command in the Black Sea increased from 80 to 120 and there are also, of course, NATO Allies which have deployed ships in the Black Sea …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister intends to propose ‘new elements of cooperation’ to NATO

    At the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO countries with the Heads of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and Georgia on December 4 to 5 in Brussels, Ukraine will offer the Alliance new elements of cooperation, stated Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin at a joint briefing with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports.

    "At the meeting with the Foreign Minister of the NATO-member countries I will demand not only condemnation [of Russia’s aggression …

  • President Poroshenko: Russia wants to seize the Sea of Azov and other Ukrainian territories

    Russia intends to establish air control over the territories through which gas and oil are sent to Europe. Russia’s aggression must be stopped, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an interview with the newspaper Corriere della Sera, as reported by the official presidential website.

    It’s not enough to make joint statements, Poroshenko stresses, it’s time to take action against the aggressor: to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, increase NATO’s presence in the …