Contents tagged with NATO

  • NATO confirms Ukraine could become a member state under President Zelensky

     During a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO’s decision for Ukraine to eventually join the alliance remains in effect, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    In response to a question about Ukraine’s prospects for further rapprochement between Ukraine and the alliance, the Secretary General stressed that despite there being a new president in Ukraine, NATO’s approach remains unchanged. "We stand by the …

  • Latvia sends more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas

    A Latvian delegation, together with Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Juris Poikans, has provided more than 20 tons of humanitarian cargo for citizens residing near the demarcation line in the Donetsk region, the local Donetsk administration reported.

    The Latvian ambassador noted that this is the twelfth batch of humanitarian cargo that has been sent directly to the Donetsk region.

    “This time we brought clothes, shoes and toys, which will be taken by the National Guard of Ukraine to Avdiivka and …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine is ready to negotiate with Russia to achieve peace

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    The parties discussed several issues, including the war in the Donbas. Zelensky said that Ukraine is ready to negotiate with the Russian Federation and implement the Minsk agreements to achieve peace, but Ukraine should be able to protect itself and it must become stronger.

    "We are ready to negotiate with Russia, and we are ready to implement the Minsk agreements, but …

  • Kyiv: the US considers making Ukraine its chief military and political ally outside of NATO

    A new bill submitted to US Congress’s House of Representatives proposes to give Ukraine the status of the US’s chief military and political ally outside of NATO, the Ukrainian Embassy to Washington said in a Facebook post. The status will be in effect until Ukraine joins NATO, and will facilitate the procedure for the US to give defense assistance to Ukraine.

    The bill is titled “To provide support to Ukraine to defend its independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and for other …

  • Turkish Ambassador to US: F-35s to be stationed outside S-400 cover zone

    The American 5th generation F-35 fighter jets will be stationed in Turkey outside the zone covered by the Russian S-400 aerial defense systems, said Turkish Ambassador to the US Serdar Kiliç.

    “The S-400s and the F-35s will be stationed in two specific regions of Turkey, and the F-35s will not be in the zone covered by the S-400s,” he said at the National Press Club in Washington.

    The Turkish diplomat drew attention to the fact that Israeli F-35s fly over Syria, where there are also Russian S-4 …

  • Pentagon: The United States suspects Russia of conducting nuclear weapons tests

    The Head of the Pentagon’s intelligence department Robert Ashley said the US Department of Defense suspects that Russia may be running nuclear weapons tests.

    Specifically, Washington suspects that it is likely that Russia does not comply with the provisions of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty. Signing countries introduced a full moratorium on this practice, according to Radio Svoboda.

    As Robert Ashley said, that technically Russia is able to conduct tests that go against the …

  • NATO Air Defense Forces exercises to be held in Poland in June

    NATO troops will hold a military exercise in Poland called "Tobruq Legacy – 19" from June 3 to 19. Air defense activities will be practiced during the maneuvers, reports Defence24.pl news portal.

    About 4,800 troops from Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, the USA, the Czech Republic, and the UK will attend the exercise, and 1,200 units of equipment will be involved. It is expected that during the maneuvers Patriot missile systems will be used, as well as several short-range …

  • NATO to adopt new military strategy in light of 'growing Russian threat'

    For the first time in recent decades, NATO’s military experts have reconsidered the alliance’s military strategy in connection with the “growing nuclear threat” from Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

    “Our military experts adopted a new military strategy for the alliance this week,” Stoltenberg said.

    He observed that since 2014, a “new security situation has emerged”, with new challenges in eastern and southern Europe.

    “We need to …

  • Estonia expecting Russian attack

    Estonia suspects that Russia is preparing for an armed conflict in the west, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik at a memorial conference in Tallinn for former Estonian president Lennart Meri.

    His conclusion is based on the fact that Russia has reinforced its Western Military District, establishing seven new regiments and stationing them less than 50 km from the state border.

    “This demonstrates that the Russian Armed Forces are preparing for an armed conflict to the west,” RBC news …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky meets with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary

    President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky met with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President Hungary Janos Ader and President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, all in attendance at the newly elected head of state’s inauguration.

    Zelensky thanked the heads of state after they warmly congratulated him on assuming office, as reported by the president’s press service.

    During a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, Vladimir Zelensky said that …