Contents tagged with NATO

  • NATO to conduct about twenty ‘experiments’ during military exercises near the Russian borders

    NATO plans to conduct about twenty “experiments” during the biggest military exercises in recent years near the Russian borders from October 25 to November 7, RIA Novosti reports citing Supreme Allied Command Transformation.

    NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 (TRJE18) exercises will be conducted in Norway and will involve about fifty thousand soldiers from thirty countries. “The exercises will provide an environment for testing, clarifying and further development of existing or new capabilities. …

  • Greece offers to host new US military bases

    Greece is interested in letting the US deploy new military facilities within its territory, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said during a meeting with his American counterpart James Mattis, Kathimerini reports.

    “It is very important for Greece that the US deploy its military facilities in Greece on a more permanent basis,” he said.

    The US would be able to set up its own infrastructure not only in the Port of Souda, but also near the Greek cities of Larissa, Volos and Alexandroupoli, …

  • Media: Israeli and US military specialists visit Ukraine to get acquainted with Russian-made S-300 missile systems

    A joint US-Israeli delegation secretly visited Ukraine to acquaint themselves with several specimens of important weaponry, including an S-300 anti-air defense system, Vietnamese news portal Soha News reports.

    According to the article, Ukrainian specialists explained to delegation members the tactical and technical characteristics of the S-300 in Ukraine’s possession, and suggested that American and Israeli fighter jets be sent to Ukraine in order to test the system’s capabilities.

    Responding …

  • Ukraine seeks expertise of NATO explosives experts in the wake of ammunition depo explosions

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko asked Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to conclude negotiations with the North Atlantic Alliance on the implementation of a special trust fund that will ensure safe maintenance and effective protection of ammunition storage facilities, the Ministry of Defense’s press service reported on Tuesday, October 9.

    The recent ammunition depot explosion in Ichnya, Chernihiv region that cost hundreds of millions of dollars in …

  • Poland expects a decision on NATO base by spring 2019

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hopes that the decision on the deployment of a NATO base will be made in spring 2019.

    The diplomat said that there is a need for investments to expand and adapt the existing infrastructure. In addition, no decision on the location of the new base has been made. This largely depends on the position of the US Congress and the conclusions of the administrations of the US President and the Pentagon, Czaputowicz stressed.

    When asked when it is expected for …

  • 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 concerned about the escalation in the Azov Sea

    NATO is concerned that Russia is preventing Ukrainian vessels from accessing the Azov Sea, stated the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg before a meeting with the secretaries of Defense, reports Interfax Ukraine.

    NATO is also concerned with the presence of Russia in the Crimea and their activities near the Crimean bridge.

    “The situation in Ukraine, around Ukraine, in the Azov Sea, and in the Crimea is what we always discuss (with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko), and in these …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not ignore NATO’s activity near its borders

    Russia will not ignore the escalation of NATO’s military-political activity in the Arctic region, in particular, close to the Russian borders in northern Norway, stated the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova.

    She complained that Oslo has embarked on an unprecedented militarization of northern regions “violating all the time-tested traditions of good-neighborliness and contrary to the Norwegian leadership policy of self- …

  • Vucic: Serbia doesn’t want to be a part of NATO

    Serbia does not wish to join NATO. It wants to maintain its military neutrality, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    As TASS reports, the presidents of the two countries discussed the situation in the region, focusing on Serbia’s position regarding the North Atlantic alliance. According to Vucic, his country is “in good relations with all military alliances, including NATO, but Serbia has no desire, no wish to join NATO.”

    “Serbia …

  • 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, …