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Erdogan questioned the possibility of trusting NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, commenting on NATO's refusal to provide assistance to Ankara in the field of air defense, expressed doubts about the trust between the alliance and Turkey. This is reported by RIA Novosti . "The question of trust in the organization raises...

Stoltenberg tried the second time to apologize to Erdogan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg personally called the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and for the second time apologized for the scandal with the posting of his photo at the stand with the "enemies" in the exercises in Norway. This was reported by the...

Erdogan refused to accept the apology from NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the apology from the NATO leadership for posting his photo on the stand depicting the enemies of the alliance in military exercises in Norway, reports Reuters. "This issue can not be resolved by mere excuse," he said. Erdogan...

NATO prepares for confrontation with Russia in the Black Sea: report

The NATO Defense College issued a report on how to confront Russia in the Black Sea region. The importance of the region, as NATO analysts emphasize, is conditioned not only by Moscow's alleged desire to "replay" the results of the Cold War and return to...

Turkey withdraws its troops from NATO

The Turkish Chief of General Staff has announced that it has ordered the withdrawal of its troops from the NATO exercises in Norway, against the background of the incidents of insulting the founder of the Republic Ataturk and President Erdogan during the exercises. A statement...

Albania completes destruction of pre-NATO munitions and weapons: military

Albania’s army has finished destroying tons of ammunition and thousands of weapons that were rendered obsolete when Albania joined NATO, its defense minister said Friday. The last rounds of ammunition were destroyed at plants in central Albania, according to Olta Xhacka. The process that started eight...

NATO developing ways of using nuclear weapons near Russia border: Defense Minister

Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed on Friday that NATO countries have increased their military activity and are developing ways of using nuclear weapons in the proximity of Russian and Belarus borders, Sputnik reports. "All the buzz created by Western media around Zapad-2017 drills is...

The fall of IS in Syria, Iraq will not lead to final victory — NATO

The destruction of the positions of the militants of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group in Syria and Iraq will not lead to a final victory over this organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "We need to be prepared for the fact that the...

NATO sending more troops in Afghanistan

NATO allies are set to agree on Thursday to increase troop levels for the alliance's Afghanistan training mission by some 3,000 personnel, reported Reuters citing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg as saying.  About half of those additional troops will come from the United States and the...

Greek and Italian air forces to protect Montenegro’s airspace

Montenegro’s defense minister said on Monday the Greek and Italian air forces will protect the airspace over the newest NATO-member state. Predrag Boskovic said that a technical agreement is in the works with the two neighboring states on air policing. “Air policing is absolutely the best...

Albanian, NATO ships conduct joint drills in Vlora, southern country

A joint military exercise took place Sunday between Albanian patrol boat Lissus and ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 in Vlora, Southern Albania. Such drills are carried out in framework of Albania's cooperation with NATO allies, as sources from defense ministry said.

NATO countries in range of missiles of the North Korea — Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with the Yomiuri newspaper said that the countries of the alliance are in the zone of reach of the DPRK rockets. "We recognize that Europe is also within the reach of missiles. NATO countries are also under...

NATO wants to talk to Russia on reported support for Taliban

NATO wants to talk to Russia about reports that Russian fuel is reaching the Taliban, an alliance official said Wednesday, as cited by AFP news agency. NATO ambassadors are to meet Thursday in Brussels with Russian's envoy to the alliance, Alexander Grushko, and Afghanistan is...

Secret report shows NATO will not be able to respond to a blow from the east — media

NATO will not be able to make rapid deployment of troops if the Eastern European members of the North Atlantic alliance are dealt a military blow. This was stated by the German edition of Spiegel , referring to the secret report of NATO, which was...

NATO countries weapons seized from terrorists in Syria

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The Syrian agency SANA published a video recording of the weapons left by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group militants in the liberated city of al-Meyadin. According to one of the commanders of the Syrian army, the military found weapons of various types in the...

Warships from eight NATO countries hold missile defence drill near Scotland

Warships from eight NATO countries participated in live-fire self-defence exercises of ship and missile systems near Scotland on Sunday, reported Reuters citing the U.S. Department of Defense as saying. Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States...

NATO launches Black Sea multinational force to counter Russia

NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea, reported Reuters.

Russia hacking personal smartphones of NATO soldiers, reports

Western military and government officials of NATO's member countries said Russia has been hacking into soldiers' personal smartphones in an effort to "gain operational information, gauge troop strength and intimidate soldiers," reports the WSJ. Russian officials denied any such operation. Compromised cellphones of NATO soldiers could...

NATO Dragon 17 drills continue in full swing in northern Poland

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Polish paratroopers were deployed to the Szymany airfield in Northern Poland as part of the Polish Dragon 2017 defence exercise, on Wednesday. The exercise included storming stronghold of a perceived enemy, which paratroopers, brought by C-130 Hercules airplanes, managed to successfully achieve.

US Afghanistan strategy gives war-torn country more support in the fight against terrorism

U.S. defense secretary James Mattis says Washington’s new strategy in Afghanistan gives the war-torn country more support in the fight against terrorism. Mattis was speaking at a joint press conference with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Mattis and Stoltenberg are in...

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