Contents tagged with NATO

  • Russia threatens to deploy hypersonic missiles to its borders

    The United States did not give a constructive response to the basic elements of the draft agreement on security guarantees. Because of this, Russia will be forced to take "military-technical measures", said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, almost all Moscow’s key demands, put forward in December, were ignored.

    The Kremlin’s letter said the US did not provide a response to their demands: "It's about giving up the further expansion of NATO, about the …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy ‘super-nuclear’ weapons in Belarus

    Belarus is ready to deploy in its territory not only nuclear, but also advanced "super-nuclear" weapons in the event of a threat from the country's adversaries, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko at the Osipovichi training ground while attending the Russian-Belarusian military exercises Allied Resolve–2022.

    "If necessary, if such stupid steps are taken by our opponents and adversaries, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, advanced ones, in order to …

  • Putin refuses to guarantee withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian border

    No one knows how Russia will continue to act on the border with Ukraine, said Russian President Vladimir Putin after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Kremlin.

    "How Russia will act further? According to the plan. And what will it consist of? It will be based on the real situation on the ground. Who can answer how this situation is going to develop? So far, no one," Putin said at a joint press conference with Scholz.

    "It depends not only on us," he said, answering the question …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to UK: Ukraine may choose not to join NATO to avoid Russian invasion

    Ukraine may abandon its goal of joining NATO if it helps to avoid war with Russia, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, in an interview with BBC radio.

    "Especially under threat, we can be pushed to do this. We are flexible in finding the best way out. If we have to make any serious concessions, this is what we could do," Prystaiko said.

    The diplomat stressed that Kyiv has been pushed towards making such a decision for a long time, including by "voices from NATO." "The …

  • Kremlin refuses to accept NATO and EU response to Russia’s demands for security guarantees

    Russia cannot accept the response of the European Union and NATO to the letter sent by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about "security proposals". The Russian Foreign Ministry said that such "collective response" looks like a "coverup." In addition, Lavrov’s letter was not addressed to Stoltenberg and Borrell, said the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

    She recalled that Lavrov sent his letter to the foreign ministers of 37 countries- the United States, Canada and …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to take part in Russia’s negotiations with NATO and U.S. on security guarantees

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Aleinik said that Belarus is ready to take part in the discussions with the West of Russian proposals on security guarantees.

    "We look forward to a substantive discussion of Russian initiatives both in bilateral and multilateral formats. We are ready to take part in this process," Aleinik said.

    According to Aleinik, Russian draft agreements with the United States and NATO on security guarantees are a serious proposal for dialogue on building a pan- …

  • Putin: NATO may be drawn into a nuclear war if Ukraine joins the Alliance

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if Ukraine joins NATO, the other NATO countries may find themselves embroiled in a military conflict with one of the leading nuclear powers – Russia.

    "If Ukraine joins NATO and militarily regains control over Crimea, European countries will automatically be drawn into a military conflict with Russia," Putin said at a press conference after the talks with French president Emmanuel Macron.

    At the same time, Putin admitted that the military potentials …

  • Xi: China supports Russia’s demands for ‘non-expansion of NATO’

    Beijing supports Russian demands for "non-expansion of NATO, “said Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a joint, published on the Kremlin's website.

    The document says that the countries "oppose the further expansion of NATO, call on the North Atlantic Alliance to abandon the ideological approaches of the Cold War, to respect the sovereignty, security and interests of other countries, the diversity of their civilizational and cultural-historical structures, to …

  • Hungary blocks Ukraine’s membership in NATO’s Cyber Defense Center

    Ukraine's membership in NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) was blocked by Hungary, reports Ukrayinska Pravda.

    The Secretary of the Ukrainian National Defense and Security Council (NSDC), Oleksiy Danilov confirmed it.

    Ukraine submitted an official request to join the Center in August 2021. The procedure for approving the application began in October.

    Ukraine was expected to become a member of CCDCOE as early as January 1, 2022, but the Hungarian government announced …

  • Putin: U.S. and NATO ignore Russia’s demands for security guarantees

    The U.S. and NATO, in their written responses to Russia on long-term security guarantees, ignored Russia's basic demands, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    Putin noted that the Russia is analyzing the written replies received on January 26 from the United States and NATO.

    "But it is already clear that Russia’s fundamental concerns have been ignored. We did not see an adequate consideration of our three key requirements …