The Russian deputy prime minister in charge of defense said 'overt threats' by the United States and NATO demonstrate the necessity of equipping the Russian army with modern weapons.
It is extremely dangerous to add "NATO factor" to the Ukrainian situation, this will create additional tensions - Moscow
NATO's decision to suspend cooperation meetings with Russia exhibits biased approach to Ukrainian events - Moscow
Ukraine is not discussing its membership in NATO, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
At a press conference in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the events in Ukraine as the most serious threat to European security since the times of the Cold War.
The chairman of the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee, Alexei Pushkov, believes that a key goal of the "pseudo-revolution" that was staged in Ukraine was to promote the country's accession to NATO.
The Russian side is disappointed with the results of the Russia-NATO Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, Alexander Grushko, Russia's Permanent Representative at NATO, said on Wednesday after an ambassadorial meeting of the Russia-NATO Council.
A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers, government officials said, while the coalition said it was investigating reports of the incident.
Crimea and Kosovo have much in common: an autonomous status, military bases of other countries on their territories, and a longing for independence among the majority of the population. But there are distinctions, too, - different patrons.
The US military, eying ways to support allies during the crisis in Ukraine, is stepping up joint training through an aviation detachment in Poland and boosting participation in a NATO air policing mission, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Wednesday.
On March 6, Greater Europe is to gather in Brussels for a special Ukraine summit. The European Union will decide whether it can help Ukraine, which is half way bankrupt, and most importantly, how to behave with Russia in the light of the Ukrainian events. To punish Russia for its pseudo-aggressive behavior in Crimea or not? And how should it punish Russia?
The NATO Council and Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will have a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu said.
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Ukraine’s parliament has allegedly registered a bill that aims to put the former Soviet republic on tracks towards joining the military NATO bloc. This is according to the secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada.
NATO member states held urgent talks on Tuesday where they claimed to be standing together “in the spirit of strong solidarity” and pledged their support to Ukraine. And yet the division between European allies and the United States could hardly be overseen, considered deep economic interests that some of Europe’s powerhouse nations have in Russia.
The Russia-NATO Council will convene Wednesday in Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu has informed.
Russia has informed its partners at the Russia-NATO Council about dangerous trends in the development of the situation in Ukraine and will continue to explain its position on the matter, Russian Permanent Representative at NATO Alexander Grushko said in Brussels on Friday.
EU foreign chiefs have failed to mention the February 21 agreement between the Ukrainian government and the opposition that could have put the country back on track towards political stability, Russia’s EU ambassador has said.
The ambassadors of the 28-member North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold an emergency meeting at Poland's request on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.