Contents tagged with NATO

  • NATO jets intercepted Russian aircraft on three occasions last week

    NATO jets had to intercept Russian aircraft in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times last week. This was stated in the weekly report of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania.

    "During the week of April 18 to 24, 2016, NATO fighter jets in the Baltic States had to intercept Russian aircraft that were flying in the international zone over the Baltic Sea three times," the message stated.

    The first interception occurred on April 18, 2016, when a Russian …

  • Media: The US expects Germany to take a leading role in strengthening NATO’s eastern border

    The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that the US expects greater participation from Germany in deterring Russian aggression in Europe. Washington insists that the Bundeswehr actively participate in the planned deployment of rotating NATO units on the eastern borders of the Alliance.

    The US expects Germany and the UK to deploy soldiers and military equipment to the Baltic States, Poland, and Romania, US President Barack Obama reportedly told the US National Security Council.

    Obama plans …

  • NATO is ready to strenghen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

    The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, stated in an interview with BGNES that the Alliance is ready to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

    "It is essential to strengthen our work of stabilizing the neighboring region by strengthening the support of such countries in the east as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which are under pressure from Russia and need help to improve their security and sovereignty," Vershbow stated.

    The Deputy Secretary General also …

  • Obama calls for a resolution to the war in Ukraine

    During a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama called for a resolution to the war in Ukraine.

    “We have to continue to invest in NATO so that we can meet our overseas commitments, from Afghanistan to the Aegean.  We have to resolve the conflict in the Ukraine and reassure allies who are rightly concerned about Russian aggression,” the US President stated.

    Obama also stressed that all NATO member states need to work towards contributing more of …

  • Scaparotti: The US must provide Ukraine with weapons

    The U.S.A. must provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs, including Javelin anti tank missiles, as stated by General Curtis Scaparotti who may become chair of the European NATO and U.S.A. command after Philip Breedlove, Reuters reports.

    Scaparotti emphasized that he agrees with other Generals that Russia poses the biggest threat for the U.S.A. and Washington should strongly defend their rights.

    Speaking in the Senate, the General emphasized that he believes that the U.S.A. should provide …

  • NATO intends to strengthen its military presence in the Black Sea region

    According to NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, the Alliance intends to strengthen its military presence in the Black Sea region, RBC-Ukraine reported, with reference to Deutsche Welle.

    Vershbow explained that the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation on the one hand, and the “instability and violence on the southern borders of the Alliance that threaten to spill over onto its territory in the form of terrorism and uncontrolled migration" on the other, pose a "challenge …

  • Russia promises to react to presence of US destroyer near Kaliningrad

    Moscow believes that the emergence of a U.S. destroyer vessel near its borders is an attempt to put military pressure on the state. Reuters reports that the appearance of the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad marks what the Russians call an attempt of Washington to exert military pressure on Moscow. This was stated by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO, Alexander Grushko.

    Grushko made the comment after completion of the first session of the NATO-Russia …

  • Moscow accuses the US of attempting to exert pressure on Russia in the Baltic Sea

    The Russian representative to NATO, Oleksandr Grushko, after spending two years on the Russia-NATO Council, has accused the United States of trying to exert pressure on Moscow, sending a warning to Russia that they will respond if needed, Reuters reported.

    In this statement, Grushko was referring to the U.S. Destroyer Donald Cook, which was sent to the Baltic Sea.  "This is about attempts by the US to exercise military pressure on Russia.  We will take all necessary measures to compensate for …

  • Stoltenberg: Deep divisions remain between Russia and NATO

    Commenting on the results from the NATO-Russia Council meeting that took place on April 20, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that there are deep divisions between the Alliance and Russia and the meeting didn’t change the state of affairs. However, according to him, the discussion was sincere despite the different views of the parties.

    In particular, Stoltenberg noted that Russia and NATO have different views on the conflict in the Donbas …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Russia is 'preparing aggression' against NATO

    The Polish Defense Minister, Anthoni Macierewicz, believes that the incidents in the Baltic Sea indicate that Russia is preparing for aggressive actions. "All actions by Russia show a systematic preparation for further aggressive actions," the Polish Defense Minister, Anthoni Macierewicz, said in an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita. The Defense Minister stressed that "the time has come to speak about it openly."

    The head of the Defense Ministry of Poland commented on the …