NATO said Wednesday it will deploy more air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, according to AFP.
Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni announced his resignation on Sunday, only a week after he was tasked with forming a new cabinet. Nearly three years after the fall of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with high crime rates, instability and various social issues. Scores of Libyans have recently taken to the streets in protest against lack of security as clashes between government forces and rival militia groups are still frequent. The Voice of Russia spoke about this issue with Dan Glazebrook, an independent political analyst, who has a long record of covering Middle Eastern issues.
NATO will carry out "adequate deployments" of its forces in Eastern Europe to bolster its East European allies" defenses, yet it would be premature to discuss concrete moves, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters on Tuesday.
Russia can take measures necessary to ensure its security, if NATO will expand military forces near Russian borders, Russian Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said. "No grounds exist for such a decision," the diplomat said.
The German Government has deferred a decision on granting Russian export licenses to the Defense and Space Department of Airbus Group because of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia. That’s according to Bloomberg citing sources familiar with the negotiation.
Many in the West understand it perfectly well that Russia’s actions linked with Crimea’s and Sevastopol’s accession to Russia were logical, legal and well justified, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister told Itar-Tass on Friday.
NATO and the European Union should take preventive measures to stop Russia, the Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman said at a conference marking the tenth anniversary of his country's admission to the EU.
The US guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook and French intelligence warship Dupuy de Lôme have entered the Black Sea, the Turkish newspaper Sabah reported Friday.
If one reads the headlines of the Western press or the agendas of NATO’s ministerial meetings, one might think the war between Russia and NATO is just about to start. NATO is going to triple the number of its fighter jets patrolling the skies of the Baltic states on the border with Russia.Besides 4 Polish fighter jets, there are going to be four more from Denmark and four from the UK. The United States representatives are talking of the need to increase the number of American troops in Europe, which already form a strong contingent of 67 thousand servicemen, to the cold war levels.
NATO forces leave behind miles of undetonated explosives in Afghanistan. Dozens of Afghan children fall victims of these munitions. Thirteen years have passed since the US military entered the territory of Iraq. Now, leaving the country, NATO forces abandon tons of unexploded ordnance there. According to the data provided by the UN, children fall victims of undetonated explosives most often.
US and NATO military presence along Russia's borders is precarious and formidable - Stop NATO activist
NATO is actively building its naval presence in the Black Sea in view of sharp aggravation of the Ukraine crisis, a Russian Defence Ministry source told the Russian news agency TASS on Thursday.
NATO's images of Russian troops allegedly deployed on Ukrainian borders were taken in August 2013 - Russian Military
US congressmen with anti-Russian stances, in particular amid the events in Ukraine, are in such a way trying to undermine the positions of current US President Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Interfax on Thursday.
NATO placing military forces near Russian borders will be in violation of NATO's international obligations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Interfax. "The fact that NATO members [East European NATO members] are now being forced, most likely under pressure, to place troops near Russia, is a violation of the basic act of Vienna declaration principles," Lavrov said.
Russophobic moods start prevailing in NATO over aspiration to ensure security of Euro-Atlantic region - Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes Eastern European countries are provoking anti-Russian tendencies in NATO. "It looks like panic, which some Eastern European countries, which did not stop talking about imagined threats from Russia after entering NATO, are trying to artificially fan," Lavrov told Interfax on Thursday, commenting on the statements made by NATO military officials calling for the reinforcement of military forces in Europe due to "the Russian threat."
If one reads the headlines of the Western press or the agendas of NATO’s ministerial meetings, one might think the war between Russia and NATO is just about to start. NATO is going to triple the number of its fighter jets patrolling the skies of the Baltic states on the border with Russia.Besides 4 Polish fighter jets, there are going to be four more from Denmark and four from the UK. The United States representatives are talking of the need to increase the number of American troops in Europe, which already form a strong contingent of 67 thousand servicemen, to the cold war levels. Watch the discussion LIVE at 7 pm MSK (3 pm GMT).
Nikolai Bordyuzha, general secretary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), has expressed concerns about the statements made by the NATO administration on sending experts to Ukraine.
NATO will try to use Ukraine's crisis to "close its ranks" in the face of an alleged external threat to the alliance member-states, and to prop up NATO importance in the 21st century, the Russian Foreign Ministry points out in a commentary it published on its website earlier today.