Contents tagged with NATO

  • Kremlin warns of consequences if Ukraine joins NATO

    Russia will be forced to take countermeasures in the event of Ukraine's accession to NATO, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    "Washington responded quite positively to such Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine. Potentially, this is very dangerous for us, because NATO will thus continue to move its military infrastructure towards our borders," Peskov said.

    This will entail the adoption of some countermeasures to "rebalance the situation and ensure 100 perent …

  • Putin promises Russia's enemies an inevitable blow

    Thanks to the latest weapons, Russia is able to detect any enemy and strike an inevitable blow, if necessary, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, which was attended by more than 4 thousand troops and more than 50 vessels, including a Borey-A nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles.

    "Today, the Russian Navy has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of its native country, our national interests," Putin said.

    Speaking in front of the monument …

  • Kremlin warns of consequences if Ukraine joins NATO

    The Kremlin believes that Ukraine's aspiration to join NATO can increase tensions throughout Europe.

    "The push towards NATO, on the contrary, can add more instability to the entire European continent," said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Channel 1, TASS reports.

    According to Peskov, Ukraine's desire to join the Alliance " can undermine the prospects for normalization of relations" between Moscow and Kyiv and "add a lot of tension around our …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to become part of ‘Greater Europe’

    Russia remains committed to the idea of a "Greater Europe," a single space of cooperation and security from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans and calls for an end to the "heavy weight of misunderstandings" in bilateral relations, wrote Russian President Vladimir Putin in an article dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of World War II.

    Heroes of the Red Army and workers of the rear saved Europe from enslavement, coming to Germany’s land "with a noble, great mission as a liberator," …

  • NATO concerned over Belarus’ increased dependence on Russia

    NATO is concerned over increased cooperation between Russia and Belarus, said NATO’S Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg,

    In an interview with the German weekly Welt am Sonntag, Stoltenberg said that NATO member states were "seriously concerned" about the close engagement between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko in recent months.

    According to Stoltenberg, Belarus is becoming "increasingly dependent" on Russia.

    He warned Moscow and Minsk against destabilizing the situation on …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is ahead of many countries in preparation for NATO membership

    The Ukrainian army is ahead of the armed forces of all the NATO membership contenders in the tasks required to join NATO, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, during the forum “Ukraine 30. Security of the country”.

    "I am proud to say that we, the military, are probably in the first place today in fulfilling the tasks required for Ukraine's accession to NATO," he said.

    In addition, as Khomchak noted, talking with the Commanders-in-Chief …

  • Kyiv: U.S. expresses support for Ukraine joining NATO Membership Action Plan

    During the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the U.S. side fully supported Ukraine's admission to the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP), said Head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak.

    "We received today another confirmation of the full support from the United States for Ukraine's admission to the MAP. But there are a lot of members in the Alliance, so the work continues. The U.S. once again confirmed that it is our …

  • Kyiv asks U.S. to expand military training mission in Ukraine

    Ukraine has asked the United States to expand the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel 1+1, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "We have it on the agenda. We have already announced this to the American side, and they have already started working on it. It is an expansion of the training mission of the U.S. Army for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Kuleba said.

    According to him, during the visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of …

  • Diplomatic war between Russia and the West spirals out of control

    Relations between Russia and the West continue to spiral downwards reaching the "bottom" of the Cold War.

    In just over a week, Moscow and Western countries mutually expelled more than 140 diplomats and embassy staff, breaking the record of the spy wars of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

    On April 15, as part of a package of sanctions for election interference, chemical weapons and cyberattacks, the U.S. declared 10 employees of the Russian embassy persona non grata. They, according to …

  • Three military cargo planes from U.S., Canada and UK land in Ukraine

    Between April 19 and April 21, three heavy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, Great Britain and Canada delivered military cargo to Ukraine, reported Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the data of Western air traffic observers.

    A military transport aircraft C-130J Hercules arrived from Stuttgart, where the headquarters of the U.S. European Command is located. A RAF Bae 146-200 delivered military cargo from the UK. Another heavy cargo plane  C-17 Globemaster III of the Canadian Air Force …