Contents tagged with NATO

  • Kyiv: US supports Ukraine joining NATO

    The US is expecting Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), according to a joint statement by the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission published on the Ukrainian embassy’s website on Saturday, November 17.

    “Ukraine once again confirmed that NATO membership remains its strategic priority, which was recently consolidated in national legislation. The United States welcomes Ukraine’s aspiration to join NATO, which was set out in the Bucharest Declaration of 2008, and …

  • Poland asks Hungary not to interfere with Ukraine's integration to NATO

    Poland does not agree with Hungary raising the issues it has with Ukraine to the level of cooperation within NATO, said the Polish Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo.

    “Poland supports Ukraine joining the European Union and NATO. We do not want bilateral issues to be brought to the global level of strategic cooperation within NATO,” he said when asked about the Polish assessment of Hungary’s countering Ukraine’s cooperation with the alliance. The diplomat also added that his statements were not …

  • Finland summons Russian ambassador after GPS disrupted during NATO exercises

    The Finish media reported that Russia’s Ambassador to Finland Pavel Kuznetsov was summoned to the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to the incident with GPS disruption during the NATO exercises.

    According to the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, the meeting in the Finnish Foreign Ministry will be Monday, November 19th.

    Earlier, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that talks with Russia are taking place through diplomatic channels regarding the issue of GPS …

  • Finland accuses Russia of GPS failures during NATO exercises

    The Finnish Foreign Ministry said that they agree with the conclusions of the Norwegian military that the interference in the GPS navigation system during the NATO exercises was caused by Russia. Nevertheless,  in a statement published on its website, the Ministry said that it believed it was  inappropriate to disclose details of this case to the public, it was stated  .

    As noted by the ministry representative, the authorities continue to investigate the incident and are currently discussing …

  • Norway: Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO exercises

    The Norwegian Ministry of Defense claims that Russia, operating from the Kola Peninsula, interfered with the work of the satellite navigation systems (GPS), which were used by air traffic, during the NATO Trident juncture military exercises.

    The Aftenposten newspaper reported that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense sent a statement to the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau (NTB) accusing Russia of causing GPS failures.

    “We are monitoring the situation along with other departments concerned. It is …

  • No Ukraine-NATO drills planned in Sea of Azov

    Ukraine and NATO do not intend to hold joint exercises in the Sea of Azov, said Vadym Prystaiko, head of Ukraine’s NATO representation.

    “Joint exercises or operations in the Sea of Azov will definitely be perceived by Russia as provocation. The Alliance does not plan to provoke Russia… We do not yet have plans to conduct exercises in the Sea of Azov with NATO,” he told Interfax-Ukraine in an interview.

    He also pointed out that bringing military ships into the Sea of Azov is currently …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO is not going to deploy nuclear missiles in Europe

    The North Atlantic Alliance does not plan to deploy new missiles with nuclear warheads in Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Interfax Ukraine.

    “NATO is not going to deploy new missiles with nuclear warheads in Europe… But, as an alliance, we are committed to the safety of all member countries of NATO,” he said, commenting on the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF).

    Stoltenberg noted that NATO member countries have constantly …

  • Finnish Prime Minister: Russia might be responsible for GPS failures during NATO exercises

    During an interview with Yle news agency, the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä stated that he believes that the failures of the GPS navigation system that occurred during the NATO Trident Juncture military exercises can be attributed to Russia.

    “In technical terms, it is relatively easy to disrupt radio signals, and it is possible that Russia is behind this,” said Sipilä, adding that Russia has the means to do it. “This is a message to all countries participating in the military exercises, …

  • NATO: elections in the DPR and LPR contradict the Minsk Agreements

    NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.

    "NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …

  • Media: Russia jams GPS during NATO exercises

    GPS geolocation services were disrupted in Lapland region in northern Finland and similar problems were earlier reported by the Norwegian military, Yle news agency reports.

    It is noted that the Finish Defense Force first detected the malfunction and warned the Aviation Navigation Center about the interference in their work.

    According to the Finish military, the territory from northern Rovaniemi to the Norwegian border and east of Kittila to the border of Russia was affected.

    Yle notes that …