Contents tagged with NATO

  • NATO is working to strengthen the Ukrainian army

    NATO will continue to coordinate with Ukraine on a daily basis and work to strenghten the Ukrainian Armed Forces, an anonymous senior NATO official told Radio Svoboda.

    "The parties have already identified the main objectives for cooperation. In Kiev, a group of NATO defense consultants is constantly working to help their Ukrainian colleagues enhance the combat readiness of the armed forces and to carry out reforms. Everything is being improved: from the operational plans to procurement systems …

  • Ukraine to start producing 3D mine detectors in joint project with Norway

    Ukraine and Norway will begin a joint project that will see the production of 3D mine detectors to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces locate and disarm land mines in the war-torn Donbas region, according to the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Egor Bozhok, in an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are now working out the details of this project with the allies and the core committee of NATO. We expect that somewhere during the next couple of months, we'll be able to talk about beginning the …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO summit in July

    Ukraine was invited to participate in the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) summit that will be held in Warsaw in July. President Petro Poroshenko will lead the Ukrainian delegation that has already developed a range of activities within the framework of the summit, said Paul Nuss of Glavnoe, in an interview with V ChasPik.

    "Ukraine is invited to take part in the Warsaw summit of NATO as a strategic partner and an observer,” the analyst said.

    President Poroshenko is expected to …

  • Kiev and NATO to complete framework for long-term military reform by May

    Ukraine and NATO agreed that they will have developed the state program for the reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the period until 2020 by May. This state program will be presented by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at the Alliance’s summit in Warsaw, as reported by the acting head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO, Yehor Bozhok.

    Bozhok recalled that according to the President’s program “Ukraine 2020,” the Ukrainian Army should be reformed in accordance with NATO standards by 202 …

  • NATO to help develop Ukrainian Special Forces

    In the near future, Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will reach an agreement that will see the creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.  This was said by the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, and was reported by the UNIAN news agency.

     “In the near future, I do not want to preempt this, but soon you will see concrete results and agreements regarding the establishment of the Special Operations Forces. We will sign this agreement with …

  • NATO looks to actively combat Russian propaganda

    The North Atlantic Alliance intends to confront the use of information for military purposes.  This was reported by Reuters in reference to a draft of a document containing the basis of the NATO information policy.  It is also reported that the Alliance believes that Russia will possibly use TV and the Internet as weapons for propaganda.

    Furthermore, NATO intends to reveal important information about the possible military activities of enemies more efficiently in order to confront this tactic.  …

  • Patrushev: The US seeks the breakup of the Russian Federation

    The Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, stated that the USA seeks to weaken Russia by breaking it up.  

    According to Patrushev, Americans want to gain access to the richest resources of the Russian Federation.  “The US Government specified its main objective – prevail in the world. That is why they don’t need a strong Russia. On the contrary, they want to weaken our country. Achievement of this objective by breaking up of Russia isn’t excluded. It would give the US  …

  • EUCOM: Defense against Russia is the US military's main priority in Europe

    The United States European Command (EUCOM) has updated its military strategy in Europe.  The resulting document, which was published on January 26th, lists six priorities to be adhered to for the next three to five years.  Deterrence against Russian aggression is at the top of this priority list.  The American Command stated that 2015 was the most difficult year since the end of the Cold War.

    The document also showed that the security situation in Europe has changed dramatically.  The American …

  • Joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade to be ready in 2017

    A ceremony was held in Lublin to mark the beginning of the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade, as reported by web portal TVN 24.

    The ceremony was attended by the Defense Ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine; Antoni Macierewicz, Juozas Olekas and Stepan Poltorak.

    According to the Defense Minister of Poland, all three battalions have shown solid progress, and there is every chance that the joint team will be at full combat readiness next year.

    He added that he considers the cooperation …

  • NATO Seeks To Reopen Dialogue with Russia

    In the coming weeks, NATO hopes to resume dialogue with Russia, which was frozen because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine since July 2014. Diplomats in Brussels stated on January 20th that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization expects negotiations at the ambassadorial level within the NATO-Russia Council to take place sometime between the end of February and the beginning of March, if Moscow is amenable.

    One of the diplomats said that NATO wished to put a discussion on the conflict in …