Contents tagged with NATO

  • Czech troops to strengthen NATO’s eastern borders

    The Czech Republic plans to send 100 soldiers to NATO’s eastern flank to support the alliance's borders with Russia. This was announced on Sunday, February 21st, by Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky, as reported by Reuters.

    "We are talking about a company of soldiers, about nearly a hundred people who would join the contingent of the Alliance," Stropnicky said on Czech television, adding that the troops will arrive in Poland and the Baltic states later this year.

    On February 10th, the …

  • Ukraine and NATO agree to cooperate in the sphere of special operations

    NATO and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the sphere of special operations.  This was reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Murzenko.  The Head of the delegation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Commander of the Special Operations Forces of NATO, Marshall Webb, and Murzenko signed the letter in Kiev.

    Earlier this month, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, …

  • Georgia's path to NATO is through the Black Sea

    The Head of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, Tinatin Khidasheli, will take part in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting, which has already begun in Brussels.

    It was reported today that the city of Tbilisi can join the NATO-created security system of the Black Sea region.  Georgia can now also play its part in ensuring the security of the region.

    Khidasheli mentioned that with Tbilisi joining the system, it will assist in the process of strengthening the capacities of NATO …

  • Moldovan Defense Ministry: Russia is the main threat to our national security

    According to the Newsmaker news portal, the Minister of Defense of Moldova, Anatol Salaru, has said that Russia is the main threat to the security of Moldova.

    In his opinion, the strengthening of the position of Russia in Moldova would jeopardize the security of Ukraine and even Turkey.

    Salaru also believes that only NATO is capable of protecting the country from Russia.  This is why he wants Moldova to become a member of the Alliance.

    “The safety of the Republic of Moldova is a part of the …

  • US to provide Ukraine with more equipment and technology for border surveillance

    The US will provide Ukraine with a modern system for the monitoring of their borders.  Representatives of the US Congress and the manufacturing company have said that the first samples are just awaiting customs clearance in Ukraine.  The Ukroboronprom state company, who is a partner in this project, has said that they are willing to establish a joint production with the US of similar equipment in Ukraine.  Supporters of military assistance to Ukraine in Congress have not excluded cooperation …

  • In Munich, Medvedev shows that he is no Longer the 'Good Cop'

    German media covered the International Conference on Human SecurityDebates on issues concerning world policy at the Munich Security Conference, as the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel observed, constantly varied between skepticism and hope; and often both would come from the mouth of the same politician. John Kerry, the United States Secretary of State, in describing the current international climate, stated pessimistically that the world may not have ever faced so many crises of troubled …

  • NATO Secretary General Concerned over Russia's Nuclear Arsenal

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Jens Stoltenberg, expressed concern about Russia’s possession of nuclear weapons. According to Stoltenberg, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has threatened to use them. He stated in an interview with Bild on the 14th of February that Russian troops routinely conduct training exercises related to the deployment of nuclear weapons.

    Stoltenberg has made it clear that NATO will not quietly observe nuclear …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: NATO's old obligations to Russia are no longer relevant

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski believes that NATO should build up military infrastructure in Eastern Europe, despite the old obligations of the Alliance to Russia.

    He said this in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, according to a correspondent of Evropeiskaya Pravda in Munich.

    Waszczykowski said that the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and Russia from 1997, in his opinion, has lost relevance and the Alliance is no longer obligated  …

  • Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale exercise near Latvian and Estonian borders

    Russian airborne troops will hold a large-scale exercise in the Pskov region near the Estonian and Latvian borders, as reported by Radio Svoboda. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the exercises will be held from the 15th to the 20th of February, and will involve 2,500 paratroopers and 300 pieces of military hardware.

    The announcement comes after last week’s surprise inspection of Russia’s Southern Military District and subsequent training exercises in southern Russia and the Crimea, …

  • NATO expects military reforms in Ukraine

    The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, stated that NATO will continue to help Ukraine reform its Armed Forces, Interfax-Ukraine reported. “We will provide economic support to Ukraine; we will try to support it in the military sector, in relation to the reform of Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Solberg stated during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

    According to her, NATO hopes that Ukraine can cope with the challenges and carry out the necessary reforms in order to strengthen its …