Contents tagged with Jens Stoltenberg

  • NATO begins military exercises in Georgia

    On Monday, Georgia will host the command and staff exercises NATO-GEO EXERCISE 2019. The military of 24 NATO member countries and alliance partners will take part in this event.

    The exercises will be held in the territory of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) until March 29, reported the the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. More than 350 troops from 24 countries will participate in them, as well as representatives of international humanitarian organizations, the …

  • NATO forms offensive cyber forces

    Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg announced the creation of an offensive cyber force to protect the Alliance's national information networks.

    “We see a significant increase in the number and threat of cyber-attacks. That is why we have increased our cyber capabilities, both to protect NATO information networks and to help the countries of the alliance to defend their national networks,” he said.

    Before negotiations between the NATO defense ministers, Stoltenberg noted that the new …

  • NATO accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    To this day, Russia has not presented convincing information on its new 9M729 missile system, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meeting of NATO defense ministers scheduled for October 3-4.

    The most plausible theory at the moment is that Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, he commented. The NATO Secretary-General urged Moscow to respond promptly to allay these fears.

    When asked how NATO intends to react to Russia’s violation, …

  • NATO to conduct largest military exercises since 1991

    On Tuesday, October 2, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg announced that NATO will conduct large-scale military exercises Trident Juncture, which will be the largest since 1991, reports Deutsche Welle.

    These exercises will take place from October 25 to November 7, in Norway, the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic. Approximately 45 thousand soldiers from 31 countries, as well as more than 110 aircraft and 60 ships, will take part in the maneuvers. The …

  • Polish foreign ministry calls on Stoltenberg to intervene in situation between Hungary and Ukraine

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz believes that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg can intervene in the situation concerning Hungary’s attempt to block Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, reported RBC Ukraine.

    Czaputowicz called the dispute between Hungary and Ukraine “a family dispute.”

    “We need to study the problem and propose a solution that will dispel any doubts. Perhaps a third party would be helpful here, for example, the NATO Secretary General. I think he has some tools …

  • 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 …

  • NATO chief: The new U.S. administration agrees on the need for dialogue with Russia from a position of strength

    The new U.S. administration agrees with the common position of NATO about the need for dialogue with Russia from a position of strength.

    This was stated by the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference in Brussels.

    According to Stoltenberg, in a telephone conversation with the U.S. President, Donald Trump, and the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, it was clearly conveyed that the United States remain committed to NATO and transatlantic relations.

    "We do not want …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine

    According to NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg, Russia continues to support separatists in eastern Ukraine, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    “Russia has a special responsibility because it continues to support the separatists in the Donbas. We see Russian troops in eastern Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.

    "We are deeply concerned by the violations of the cease-fire. We are also concerned about the large number casualties in the east of Ukraine in recent days. For me this is a signal that we …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO to increase its troop levels in Poland

    NATO will strengthen its presence in Poland after the summit, which will be held in Warsaw in July.

    This was stated by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a joint press conference with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

    “We have agreed to intensify our presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. It will be an international presence,” Stoltenberg said.

    “We are still discussing the exact numbers and locations for this increased presence of NATO troops. We will be making a …

  • NATO Secretary General insists on maintaining sanctions against Russia

    As reported by Reuters, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged the US and EU not to lift sanctions until Moscow has fulfilled its obligations related to the settlement of the conflict.

    "We have seen their actions, we have seen the economic sanctions by the US and EU and, I believe, it is important for us that the sanctions remain in effect," Stoltenberg said at a conference of the German Marshal Fund on March 18 in Brussels.

    The Foreign Ministers of the EU are trying to preserve the …