Contents tagged with NATO

  • Estonia voices support for Ukraine joining EU and NATO

    Estonia is in favor of Ukraine joining the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at a press conference.

    “Estonia is the devoted friend of the Ukrainians, and fully supports [Ukraine] joining the political family of the European Union and NATO on the basis of objective reforms and transformation in the country,” the minister said.

    He added that Estonia will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and the eastern …

  • Latvian army receives new rigid-hulled inflatable boats

    The Latvian National Armed Forces presented new Rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the public, reports Delfi.lv news outlet.

    "These boats are indispensable for special operations. With this new equipment, we are becoming leaders in the region. These boats are effective, modern, and necessary for our armed forces. With these boats, our country can feel safer. In case of possible crises, it is an indispensable tool for tactical operations," said Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks. …

  • Media: NATO refuses Stoltenberg's meeting with released Ukrainian sailors to avoid irritating Russia

    Ukraine proposed to organize a meeting of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg with Ukrainian sailors released from Russia in Odessa, but the NATO rejected the proposal, reports Mirror Weekly news outlet, citing its sources.

    According to the publication, France turned out to be the primary opponent, not wanting to irritate Russia with a meeting that, according to Paris, could "disrupt the peace process and negatively affect the preparation for the Normandy Four negotiations."

    Stoltenberg …

  • Ukrainian President : Kyiv is ready to speed up preparation for joining NATO

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine is ready to speed up preparation for NATO membership and is ready to prove its readiness for the NATO Membership Action Plan, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    During a press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Zelensky said that "we are ready to cooperate even more closely with the Alliance and accelerate preparation for NATO membership, without removing from agenda the possibility of Ukraine joining the NATO Membership …

  • NATO allocates 40 million euros to support Ukraine

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO had allocated 40 million euros to support Ukraine’s combat command and control, cyber defense and medical rehabilitation, reports the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "Today, we have reviewed our comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine. Through trust funds, NATO allies and partners allocated more than EUR 40 million to support Ukraine's military command, cyber defense, and medical rehabilitation. This support is bringing …

  • NATO calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    Representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian government in Kyiv on Thursday. The topics of the meeting included matters related to the NATO-Ukraine partnership, the situation in eastern Ukraine, and Russia’s significantly increased military presence in Crimea, which is “part of the larger model of Russia’s aggressive actions in the region”.

    In a statement, the NATO-Ukraine commission emphasizes the illegality …

  • Norway: Russia has begun large-scale maneuvers in North Atlantic

    Russia has started maneuvers in the North Atlantic involving nuclear submarines, reported the Norwegian government-owned broadcasting company NRK, citing Norwegian military intelligence sources. According to the sources, this is the largest military exercise in the North Atlantic since the end of the Cold War.

    The intelligence sources cited by NRK report that 10 Russian submarines that were previously stationed at the Kola Peninsula have been involved in the exercise. Of the submarines, eight …

  • NATO to reform Ukraine assistance system

    According to an agreement regarding the new format of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, the Alliance will be reforming its system for providing assistance to Ukraine, Eurointegration reports.

    During a visit to NATO’s headquarters on October 25, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk announced that NATO and Ukraine have decided on a new format of relations, which will soon be adopted. Among other things, the changes will affect NATO’s system for providing assistance to Ukraine. …

  • Russian nuclear submarines to test new weapons in Norwegian Sea

    Two nuclear submarines of the Russian Northern Fleet will work out deep-diving in the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea. During the tests, new weapons will be tested, reports Interfax news agency wit reference to the press service of the Northern Fleet.

    As the press service of the Fleet reports, the crews of the nuclear-powered submarines (NPS) Nizhny Novgorod and Pskov began to practice the deep-diving in the Norwegian Sea. Submarines will work out the dive to the maximum depth which is …

  • Lithuania to buy American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters instead of Russian Mi-8s

    The Lithuanian Defense Ministry has decided to buy six new American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. The cost of the deal is estimated at €300 million, but part of this amount will be covered by Lithuania’s ally – the US, writes the Lithuanian news outlet Delfi.

    The Lithuanian military will be purchasing the six new Black Hawks to replace the Soviet-era Mi-8 helicopters currently in the armament. According to the Defense Ministry, the Soviet helicopters are already old and extremely difficult to …