Contents tagged with NATO

  • Russia announces end of civil and military cooperation with NATO

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko told the Russian media that Kremlin is suspending cooperation with NATO along military and civil lines.

    The Deputy Minister, who had previously worked as the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Alliance said, “NATO itself has refused to adopt a positive agenda for its relationship with Russia. It just does not exist. And so far, there is no sign that anyone in NATO knows how to get out from this dead-end.”  

    “NATO has …

  • Russia promises to respond to NATO actions in the Black Sea

    Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Grushko, told journalists that Russia has a negative perceptioinof NATO’s increasing activity in the Black Sea, and will take the necessary response measures, reports TASS.

    “We will, of course, take all the necessary measures to neutralize the threats associated with NATO’s increased activity in the region,” said Grushko. According to him, NATO’s actions undermine regional stability.

    He added that security in the region should be ensured …

  • Russia sends warships to the Black Sea to monitor NATO exercises

    The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s reconnaissance and attack ships as well as coastal missile systems have been put in combat readiness state in connection with NATO’s exercises in the Black Sea, stated the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Defense Ministry, on Monday.

    “Reconnaissance ships, naval attack groups, coastal missile systems Bastion and Bal and naval aircraft are on duty in the designated areas of the Black Sea,” TASS  reported citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    The …

  • NATO's largest cybersecurity exercises begin in Estonia

    From April 8 to 12, 2019, the world's largest cybersecurity training exercises Locked Shields are held in Tallinn, reported the NATO Cyber Defense Center.

    "The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise protection of national IT systems and critical infrastructure under the intense pressure of a severe cyberattack," stated NATO Cyber Defense Center in Tallinn.

    The goal of the exercises is to train the experts in the field of protecting information systems …

  • Zelensky promises to maintain Ukraine’s course toward NATO and EU and protect foreign investments

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky from the Servant of the Nation party has promised to maintain the country’s course toward NATO and EU membership if elected. He has also promised to work to establish a favorable investment climate and guarantee that foreign investments in the country’s economy are protected.

    “Ukraine chose its eurointegration course and its course toward Europe a long time ago, and no one is going to change that… I am in favor of NATO. But in order to join, …

  • Media: former NATO Secretary General promised Zelensky to help establish contacts with world leaders

    Former Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, promised the presidential candidate from the Servant of the People Party of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, if elected, to help establish contacts with foreign leaders, reported Ukrainian TV channel "1+1".

    "It is important to establish contacts with the European Union as soon as possible, as well as informal contacts with Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Washington," said Rasmussen after the meeting between Zelensky and Yalta European Strategy ( …

  • Zelensky names Ukraine’s two 'global problems'

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky revealed what he thinks Ukraine’s two “global problems” are during an interview with the TV channel “Ukraine” aired on Sunday 7 April.

    According to Zelensky, the country’s first “global problem” is the war in the Donbas, and the second is foreign investors’ fear of investing in the country.

    “People are scared that their finances are not protected, that businesses are put under pressure by all kinds of law enforcement organs that shouldn’t …

  • Georgia receives American Javelin anti-tank missile systems

    Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria stated that Georgia has received a batch of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems Javelin, Georgia Online reported.

    "We have already fully purchased the Javelin system, and it has been delivered to Georgia," Izoria said during a speech in parliament.

    According to him, the government allocated 23 million lari this year. A similar amount was allocated to the United States for the repair and modernization of helicopters. "This is approximately 50 …

  • NATO promises to strengthen support for Georgia and Ukraine in the Black Sea

    NATO will increase its ships presence in the Black Sea and will conduct joint exercises and information exchange with Georgia and Ukraine, announced Alliance Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.

    NATO members agreed on a package of measures to support their "close partners" - Georgia and Ukraine. On Thursday, April 4, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, announced this at a meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of NATO. These measures, among other things, …

  • Russian Tu-160 bombers flew over North Sea twice in one week

    A pair of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers made a 13 hour planned flight over the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North seas this week, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The bombers were escorted by MiG-31 interceptor jets, and during the flight, the Tu-160 crews practiced aerial refueling.

    At various stages of the route, the Russian aircraft were accompanied by F-16 jets belonging to Denmark and Norway. “All flights by the Russian Aerospace Forces are done in strict …