Contents tagged with NATO

  • Baltic States ask that NATO battalions stationed in the countries be strengthened with air and naval forces

    The Baltic countries are asking that NATO battalions deployed on their territory be reinforced with air and naval forces.

    This was stated by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, who, along with his colleagues from Estonia and Latvia, met in Washington with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, reports Delfi.

    “Now we have forward-based forces, and a limited international contingent is helping to ensure our security. We are not just talking about ground forces. In the future we …

  • Ukraine's energy security was discussed at NATO meeting

    The Ukraine-NATO Commission at the level of deputy permanent representatives with the participation of the Head of the National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev discussed issues of Ukraine’s energy security at a meeting on Monday, May 7.

    The press service of the company stated that the Naftogaz report was devoted to the decision of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project sparked a discussion during …

  • British Royal Air Force to fight 'aggression' over the Black Sea

    British Typhoon fighter jets will join the NATO air police mission over the Black Sea to combat "potential aggression," the Royal Air Force press service reported.

    During an official ceremony at the Mihail Kogălniceanu Romanian airbase, NATO representatives gave formal accreditation for the RAF Typhoons to commence NATO Enhanced Air Policing missions over the Black Sea. According to Lieutenant General Rubén Carlos García Servert, the commander of the Combined Air Operations Centre at the …

  • Turkey decides to work together with US in Syria

    Turkey will operate together with the United States in Syrian city of Manbij, as stated by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    The Foreign Minister also added that Ankara is considering a "lucrative offer" to purchase a Patriot system from the US.

    A day earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that Turkey had agreed to cooperate with Italy and France on the purchase of air defense systems and had also discussed the possibility of acquiring similar …

  • US Secretary of State: NATO hopes Ukraine will take steps necessary to join the Alliance

    A group of NATO countries hope that Ukraine will take the actions that would put it in a position to become an aspirant for NATO membership, as stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following the Foreign Ministers' NATO summit in Brussels.

    Pompeo noted that Kyiv has much work to achieve the long-awaited membership in NATO.

    "I think that I’m always careful to describe consensus when there were lots of differing voices about how to approach it and what the right action set ought to be to …

  • Ukraine offers its Antonov aircraft for NATO transportation

    Ukraine can now offer international partners its aircraft which can be used for NATO and EU transportation needs. Ukraine’s State Enterprise, Antonov, released the corresponding statement on April 25, the first day of an international aerospace show in Berlin where Ukraine presented the world’s largest An-225 Mriya cargo aircraft.

     “Since the Russian company Volga-Dnepr Airlines intends to leave the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS), Antonov is ready to provide a full range of …

  • NATO Supreme Allied Commander Scaparrotti meets with Russian Chief of General Staff Gerasimov in Baku

    The NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, and the Russian Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, held a meeting in Baku on Thursday, April 19th.

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s website reported that the military leaders discussed a number of topics, including: the military activities of NATO and the Russian Federation in European regions, potential confidence-building measures, procedures for preventing incidents, and the situation in Syria.

    Supreme Headquarters Allied …

  • General Pavel: NATO ready to provide weapons to Ukraine

    During his visit to Lviv, Czech General and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Petr Pavel, stated that the NATO Military Committee is ready to support Ukraine and supply it with weapons, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

    During the event, Pavel stated: “The NATO Military Committee will continue to assist Ukraine and will provide the tools and actions necessary to achieve this, which may include providing weapons to Ukraine.”

    Approximately 40 NATO Military Committee officers …

  • NATO Military Committee holds a historic first meeting in Lviv

    The visiting session of the NATO Military Committee at the level of military representatives was held in the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy in Lviv.

    Head of the Regional State Administration Oleg Synyutka wrote on Facebook: "For the first time in the history of Ukraine, the visiting session of the NATO Military Committee was held in the Lviv region."

    According to the press service of the Lviv Regional State Administration, the head of the NATO Military Committee, …

  • Russia to stop outsourcing An-124 cargo aircraft to NATO

    The Russian cargo aviation company Volga-Dnepr will stop providing An-124 heavyweight cargo aircraft to NATO by the end of the year, the French publication Challenges reports.

    According to the publication, Russia made the decision in response to recently tightened sanctions by the US.

    In 2006, a joint enterprise between the Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines and the Russian air cargo company Volga-Dnepr was established as a part of SALIS (Strategic Airlift International Solution) project.