Contents tagged with NATO

  • 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 …

  • NATO to continue bolstering defense in Eastern Europe

    On Wednesday, the Defense Ministers of NATO member states agreed on the need to station more troops in Eastern Europe in order to deter Russia’s aggressive foreign policy. The matter will be discussed in depth during a meeting of the allies in Warsaw this summer.

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the specifics of the future Eastern European contingent have not yet been determined. The Alliance is especially concerned with “hybrid threats”, and according to Stoltenberg, the …

  • NATO is working to strengthen the Ukrainian army

    NATO will continue to coordinate with Ukraine on a daily basis and work to strenghten the Ukrainian Armed Forces, an anonymous senior NATO official told Radio Svoboda.

    "The parties have already identified the main objectives for cooperation. In Kiev, a group of NATO defense consultants is constantly working to help their Ukrainian colleagues enhance the combat readiness of the armed forces and to carry out reforms. Everything is being improved: from the operational plans to procurement systems …

  • Ukraine to start producing 3D mine detectors in joint project with Norway

    Ukraine and Norway will begin a joint project that will see the production of 3D mine detectors to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces locate and disarm land mines in the war-torn Donbas region, according to the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Egor Bozhok, in an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are now working out the details of this project with the allies and the core committee of NATO. We expect that somewhere during the next couple of months, we'll be able to talk about beginning the …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO summit in July

    Ukraine was invited to participate in the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) summit that will be held in Warsaw in July. President Petro Poroshenko will lead the Ukrainian delegation that has already developed a range of activities within the framework of the summit, said Paul Nuss of Glavnoe, in an interview with V ChasPik.

    "Ukraine is invited to take part in the Warsaw summit of NATO as a strategic partner and an observer,” the analyst said.

    President Poroshenko is expected to …

  • Kiev and NATO to complete framework for long-term military reform by May

    Ukraine and NATO agreed that they will have developed the state program for the reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the period until 2020 by May. This state program will be presented by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at the Alliance’s summit in Warsaw, as reported by the acting head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO, Yehor Bozhok.

    Bozhok recalled that according to the President’s program “Ukraine 2020,” the Ukrainian Army should be reformed in accordance with NATO standards by 202 …

  • NATO to help develop Ukrainian Special Forces

    In the near future, Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will reach an agreement that will see the creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.  This was said by the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Yehor Bozhok, and was reported by the UNIAN news agency.

     “In the near future, I do not want to preempt this, but soon you will see concrete results and agreements regarding the establishment of the Special Operations Forces. We will sign this agreement with …

  • NATO looks to actively combat Russian propaganda

    The North Atlantic Alliance intends to confront the use of information for military purposes.  This was reported by Reuters in reference to a draft of a document containing the basis of the NATO information policy.  It is also reported that the Alliance believes that Russia will possibly use TV and the Internet as weapons for propaganda.

    Furthermore, NATO intends to reveal important information about the possible military activities of enemies more efficiently in order to confront this tactic.  …

  • Patrushev: The US seeks the breakup of the Russian Federation

    The Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, stated that the USA seeks to weaken Russia by breaking it up.  

    According to Patrushev, Americans want to gain access to the richest resources of the Russian Federation.  “The US Government specified its main objective – prevail in the world. That is why they don’t need a strong Russia. On the contrary, they want to weaken our country. Achievement of this objective by breaking up of Russia isn’t excluded. It would give the US  …