Tag Archive | NATO

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

President has delegated direction of overseas conflicts to his generals, raising fears of unchecked escalation.

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Russia deploys troops westward because of NATO

Russia deploys troops westward because of NATO

Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO. While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is building up forces on its western frontiers […]

Ukraine: Rada doesn’t ratify agreement with NATO

Ukraine: Rada doesn’t ratify agreement with NATO

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has failed on Wednesday to ratify the agreement on the opening of NATO’s representative office in Ukraine. Lawmakers were unable to secure enough votes for this decision. After that, Verkhovna Rada vice speaker Andrey Parubiy immediately closed the morning session and said the voting on this document had been postponed for February […]

Estonia: who actually won the scrutiny?

Estonia: who actually won the scrutiny?

The outcome Electoral nights have always more victors than losers. Leaders of political party always try to read the numbers on a positive manner. The latest parliamentary elections in Estonia were not an exception. In what regards mandates the victory was for the, currently in power, Estonian Reform Party (centre-right) that was able to win […]

NATO strengthens forces in eastern Europe

NATO strengthens forces in eastern Europe

NATO defence ministers agreed on Thursday to set up a network of command centres in eastern Europe and more than double the size of its rapid reaction force to better protect the region in the event of any threat from Russia. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the measures, part of the alliance’s response to Russia’s […]

Ukraine’s non-bloc status discussed in parliament

Ukraine’s non-bloc status discussed in parliament

The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday included the problem of giving up the non-bloc status in its agenda. A total of 309 parliamentarians voted for the draft law to guarantee security to Ukraine. The law will confirm the country’s policy towards “membership in NATO and the country’s participation in creating and developing the European collective security […]

Ukraine to hold NATO referendum

Ukraine to hold NATO referendum

Ukraine will hold a referendum on joining NATO once it has met certain criteria for membership, President Petro Poroshenko has said. At a joint news conference with Lithuania’s president, Mr Poroshenko said he had “worked out the criteria”, but gave no further details. Last week, a Kremlin official called for “a 100% guarantee” that Ukraine would […]