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Ukraine agrees to host NATO war games

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula.        
Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help

- 5 days earlier @ yahoo.com: BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country's military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European Union.

Russia's Putin criticises NATO, Kiev

- 2 days earlier @ reuters.com: MOSCOW Dec 18 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised NATO's eastward expansion following the fall of the Berlin Wall and said on Thursday Kiev was wrong to use armed forces against separatists in eastern Ukraine. For more quotes from ...

Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

- 23 hours earlier @ globalresearch.ca: The US-NATO military exercises conducted in recent months in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States were explicitly directed against Russia. According to Moscow, they consisted in “increasing operation readiness” as well the transfer of NATO “military ...

NATO Commander Claims No ‘Major Movement’ of Russian Troops Near Ukraine

- 15 hours earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: NATO’s top military commander said the alliance would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, however claimed there had been no “major movement” yet, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

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NATO Reviewing Ukraine Plea for Lethal Aid

NATO is currently considering numerous assistance requests from Ukraine that include lethal aid, General Philip Breedlove, the alliance’s supreme commander in Europe, said Wednesday according to Reuters.

Vershbow: NATO-Industry Partnership is Key

DefenseNews.com: NATO's response has been firm. We are making our forces more agile and able to respond swiftly and firmly, whenever and wherever new threats arise. We already have an increased presence in the air, at sea and on the ground in the eastern part of our ...

NATO Commander Claims No ‘Major Movement’ of Russian Troops Near Ukraine

NATO’s top military commander said the alliance would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, however claimed there had been no “major movement” yet, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

War hurting Libyan oil, but NATO rules out intervention

UPI.com: Leaders from the North Atlantic Council, NATO's highest decision-making body, met last week in Jordan with African leaders to assess the national security situation in Libya, which has sparked concerns among countries sharing a border with the North ...

Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

The US-NATO military exercises conducted in recent months in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States were explicitly directed against Russia. According to Moscow, they consisted in “increasing operation readiness” as well the transfer of NATO “military ...

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IN EASTERN EUROPE..

US Reaffirms Support to NATO Presence in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON, December 17 (Sputnik) – The United States is committed to continue to provide collective security to its NATO allies, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has announced amid Russia's concerns over the alliance's increased military presence ...

NATO misuses Ukraine crisis for more jets in Eastern Europe NATO states

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Using the current crisis in Ukraine as a pretext, the North Atlantic Alliance raises the number of its aircraft at airfields in NATO states in Eastern Europe, Chief Commander of Russia's Air Force Colonel General Viktor ...

NATO Forces Build-Up in Eastern Europe Reversible: Former Romanian Military Chief

The increase in NATO’s military presence in eastern Europe is the main obstacle in Russia-Romania relations, however, it is a reversible process, retired four-star general Constantin Degeratu, former head of the Romanian Armed Forces, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

BALTIC REGION..

NATO turns its gaze to the Baltic region

EurActiv: Sweden should make wise use of NATO's benevolent attitude to establish closer relations, writes Anna Wieslander. Anna Wieslander is Deputy Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. For the first time ever, Sweden and Finland will be ...

NATO turns its gaze to the Baltic region

Sweden should make wise use of NATO's benevolent attitude to establish closer relations, writes Anna Wieslander. Anna Wieslander is Deputy Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. For the first time ever, Sweden and Finland will be meeting with NATO a few weeks from now to discuss security in the Baltic region. The discussion will be the opening shot for a new kind of ...

NORTH ATLANTIC..

Ukraine president urges parliament to pass bill on joining NATO

Press TV: Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has called on the country's parliamentarians to adopt a bill that would allow Ukrainian membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Poroshenko submitted the bill to the parliament on Thursday ...

Ukraine President Tells Poles He Wants EU, NATO Membership

Ukraine's president said in Warsaw on Wednesday he would propose to walk away from the country's nonaligned status to eventually join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union. “Ukraine's non-aligned status announced in 2010 hasn't ...

Israel Demands NATO Response to New Hamas

Israel has demanded that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO ) take action against one of its members, Turkey, after learning that the country allowed the Gaza-based Palestinian terror group Hamas to set up ...

Libya Then and Now: An Overview of NATO's Handiwork – Wake Up

In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the US and its allies, predominately working under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO ) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), ...

AIR FORCE COMMANDER..

NATO sending spy planes near Russia practically every day, Russians complain

Ottawa Citizen: In apparent response to accusations from NATO military officials that a Russian jet flying a stealth mission nearly caused a collision with an SAS commercial jet last week, Russian Air Force commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said at a news briefing ...

Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

Los Angeles Times: Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day." In apparent response to accusations from NATO ...

Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day."

RUSSIAN AIR FORCE..

NATO increasing flights near Russia: Russian commander

Press TV: Russian Air Force Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev made the remarks in a press conference on Tuesday, saying NATO is increasing its tactical flights of aircraft deployed in Russia's neighboring countries, namely Estonia, Lithuania, ...

Russian air force jets pose risk to civilian aviation in Baltic, says NATO

NATO accused Russia of posing a danger to civil aviation in the Baltic region after Stockholm protested over a Russian air force jet it said had flown too close to an airliner and had turned off one of its location instruments.

MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN..

NATO mission in Afghanistan unlikely to change much

Stars and Stripes: KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama declared this week that the U.S. military has reached a “turning point,” but when NATO's military coalition begins a new mission in Afghanistan at the end of the month, little is likely to change for the ...

NATO mission in Afghanistan unlikely to change much

President Barack Obama declared this week that the U.S. military has reached a “turning point,” but when NATO’s military coalition begins a new mission in Afghanistan at the end of the month, little is likely to change for the thousands of troops whose deployment extends into next year.

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