Contents tagged with NATO

  • Third time in a week U.S. Air Force transport planes land in Ukraine amid escalation in Donbas

    In the last week, several heavy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force arrived in Ukraine. The first landed in Lviv on March 29. This aircraft flew from an airbase in Spain, which is used for the delivery of military cargoes to the Middle East and Africa.

    On April 4, another heavy military transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, C-17A Globemaster, with an unknown cargo landed in Lviv, Ukraine.

    Ukrainian blogger Oleg Sharp writes on his Telegram channel that three heavy transport aircraft …

  • Ukraine: purpose of upcoming Defender Europe 2021 exercise is to practice for war with Russia

    NATO Defender Europe 2021 exercises are being conducted to work out possible military confrontation with Russia, said the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas, Alexey Arestovich, on the YouTube channel UKRLife.TV.

    "A large-scale NATO exercise called Defender Europe 2021 has begun, which means "protect Europe." The scenario is that from the Baltic sea to the Black Sea, we are practicing for, well, let's put it directly, the war with Russia, the scenario of armed …

  • Kyiv calls on NATO to conduct joint military exercises and patrols of Ukrainian airspace amid escalation in Donbas

    Ukraine has invited NATO to conduct joint military exercises and patrols of Ukrainian airspace, stated the deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Roman Mashovets, at a meeting with the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, the parties, discussed escalation of the situation in the Donbas and possible ways of joint response to the buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. …

  • Stoltenberg: Russia would not have captured Crimea if Ukraine had been in NATO in 2014

    The Russian Federation would not have annexed Crimea if Ukraine had been a NATO member as of 2014, because other members of the Alliance would have stood up for Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    "My short answer is that this would not have happened, because the purpose of NATO is to protect every ally," Stoltenberg said.

    He added that NATO uses a "one for all and all for one" rule if one of the Allies …

  • Washington confirms continued support for Ukrainian Armed Forces

    U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed continued support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that, on February 19, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran held a telephone conversation with the U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

    During the conversation, the parties confirmed the strategic nature of the bilateral relations between Ukraine and the United States …

  • Ukraine offers NATO to use airspace near Crimea

    Ukraine counts on NATO’s support in monitoring air traffic situation along the border with Russia and offers to use airspace near Simferopol region for NATO air operations, said the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Vladyslav Krykliy, during talks with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning Patrick Turner.

    The meeting took place as part of a working visit of the Ukrainian government delegation to Brussels.

    "Ukraine is pursuing its chosen course of integration …

  • Stoltenberg tells Ukraine to focus on reforms to gain NATO membership

    Ukraine needs to focus on reforms and this will bring it closer to membership in NATO, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, reports Evropeiska Pravda.

    Commenting on the question of Ukrainian President Zelensky to Biden, "why is Ukraine not yet in NATO?", Stoltenberg recalled that in 2008 at the Bucharest summit the Alliance decided on the future membership of Ukraine. But he stressed that Kyiv should focus its efforts …

  • Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova preparing to form a military alliance

    In the near future, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia may create a military and political alliance called GUM. Rumors about this are actively circulating in Kyiv, wrote on his Facebook page director of the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management Ruslan Bortnik.

    "The GUM countries will not be able to join NATO and the EU in the near future but are integrating into European markets and enjoy NATO's military and technical support," Bortnik said.

    He noted that the allience will have a …

  • Ukraine to hold joint military exercises with NATO in Odesa region

    Ukraine, together with NATO forces, plans to hold command and staff exercises "Coherent Resilience" in Odesa, announced Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a joint press conference with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

    "Today, we discussed the prospects of deepening practical cooperation with the alliance and the preparation of the command-staff exercises "Coherent Resilience" in Odesa in 2021," said the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

    NATO continues to strengthen its military …

  • U.S. to deploy M-9 Reaper drones to Romania

    In the coming months, a unit of the U.S. Air Force will be deployed to the Romanian 71st air base near city of Câmpia Turzii, reported the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

    "The squad consists of a M-9 Reaper drones and about 90 soldiers," the statement reads.

    U.S. forces will carry out NATO missions, and Romanian allies will provide technical, operational and logistical support. "Cooperation between the United States and Romania enhances collective defense capabilities and strengthens regional …