Posts tagged as Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg reacts to Russia’s statement on withdrawal of troops from Ukraine’s borders

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The North Atlantic Alliance welcomes the recent easing of tensions on Ukraine’s borders, but it continues to demand that Russia halt its military build-up and engage in the political process to settle the conflict, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He said this at a briefing in Brussels on Tuesday, April 27, following talks with Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We have seen…

US order against Russia: Italy at attention

By Manlio Dinucci on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio and Defense Minister Guerini were urgently summoned to NATO headquarters in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council on April 15: the same day on which President Biden signed the “Executive Order Against Harmful Foreign Activities of the Russian Government” in Washington. The Order not only decrees expulsions of diplomats and economic sanctions, as reported by the media. “If Russia continues or…

NATO countries discuss reform for the first time

Friday, February 19, 2021

NATO should be made fit for the future. With the change of power in the USA, a possible disruptive factor is gone. But there are other hurdles for Secretary General Stoltenberg. NATO has started discussions on reform proposals from Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The defense ministers of the 30 member states exchanged views on the “NATO 2030” project for the first time on Wednesday. Among other things, it includes the…

NATO in crisis

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 27, 2020

NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday against a backdrop of challenges for the transatlantic military alliance, rising tensions in Europe and a political crisis in Belarus. Addressing the situation in Belarus, Jens Stoltenberg denied accusations that NATO troops were gathering at the country’s border with Poland and Lithuania. “NATO has no military build-up in the region so any excuse to use that as…

Fake news on NATO withdrawal from Lithuania sent to media, Brussels

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A falsified email from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on alleged withdrawal of allied troops from Lithuania is being sent out across Lithuania, as well as to Brussels, the Lithuanian  Defence   Ministry said on Tuesday. “It’s another of the many attempts to turn the pandemic crisis into a security crisis. Fake news like this are aimed at sowing distrust in the unity of allied partners and NATO,” Karoblis said…

NATO’s upcoming war games targeted against Russia

By Paul Antonopoulos on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Last week NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained why the U.S. are strengthening their military presence in Europe. The reason is unsurprisingly to pressurize and intimidate Russia, but also against China and the so-called fight against terrorism. Stoltenberg explained that there are now more U.S. soldiers in EU Member States, more than ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In the coming months, the Defender-Europe 2020 exercises, the largest of its kind in the…

NATO’s Stoltenberg ready to meet Putin

Monday, December 23, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he is willing to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin “if the context is right,” arguing that dialogue is important in what is a “difficult” relationship. NATO’s relations with Russia became strained when Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014 and subsequently supported separatists in the country’s east. Other issues have since weighed on the relationship, including the demise this year of a US-Russian nuclear…

Stoltenberg assures Poland and Baltic states defense in case of attack

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NATO once again assured Poland and the Baltic States of their support in the event of an attack by Russia. With the presence of NATO forces in the countries, the Alliance sends “a very strong signal to Russia,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the Polish newspaper “Rzeczpospolita” on Tuesday at the beginning of the NATO summit in London. “If Poland and the Baltic States are attacked, the entire Alliance will…

Ukraine’s defense minister to meet with Stoltenberg, defense chiefs of UK, Canada, Lithuania, Poland and US

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A delegation of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine led by Minister of Defense Andriy Zahorodniuk is on a working visit to the headquarters of NATO. According to the ministry’s Facebook, Zahorodniuk is hold meetings with the counterparts from Great Britain, Canada, Lithuania, Poland and United States in a QUINT format two days long. The delegation will take part in the NATO sitting between the defense ministries of the states-contributors of…