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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO says members must choose Ukraine aid over own defense

Ukraine’s backers should prioritize donating weapons to Kiev over their own defense capabilities, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stated.

NATO chief: Iran, Russia, China and N. Korea aligned against west

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says an "alliance of authoritarian powers" is working more closely together against Western democracies.

US says Ukraine to become a member of NATO

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington's commitment for Kiev to eventually join NATO but held back commitments ahead of the alliance’s annual summit, which will take place in Washington in July.

NATO members agree to work on long-term military support for Ukraine

NATO member states have agreed to start planning military support for Ukraine on a long-term basis.

NATO forces active in Ukraine: Report

Active and former military personnel from NATO countries have long been operating in Ukraine, overseeing Kiev’s use of West-supplied weapons, El Pais has reported.

Russia says NATO won’t bring stability to Caucasus

Moscow is well aware of NATO’s bids to court post-Soviet republics in the South Caucasus, but the bloc’s overtures will bring no benefit to the region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Moscow doesn’t want direct conflict with NATO: US intelligence

Russia doesn’t want a direct conflict either with the United States or NATO, according to a report presented by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines during US Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

Diplomats say NATO should prepare for US to leave amid Ukraine war

NATO could face a serious risk of the US leaving the alliance if Donald Trump is re-elected as the US president in November, the Telegraph has reported, citing several diplomats from the bloc’s member states. Europe’s NATO countries should develop some strategy to deal with the consequences of such an eventuality and reconsider the bloc’s defense capabilities, they warned.

Germany prepared Russia-NATO conflict scenario: Report

The German government has prepared a model for a potential Russian attack on NATO, Bild has reported. According to the tabloid, authorities in Berlin have described four distinct phases, culminating in potential nuclear strikes on NATO member states.

Direct conflict between NATO, Russia inevitable if West sends troops to Ukraine: Moscow

A direct military conflict between NATO and Moscow will be inevitable if Western forces are sent to Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

Several NATO states refuse to back France talk of sending forces to Ukraine

The UK, Germany, Finland and Sweden all spoke up on Tuesday against French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion that Western troops could be deployed to Ukraine amid Russia's military operation.

Macron does not rule out Europeans sending troops to Ukraine, warns Russia could attack NATO states

French President Emmanuel Macron has argued that the deployment of forces to Ukraine by NATO members and other allies cannot be ruled out because Western powers must stop at nothing to ensure that Moscow does not defeat Kiev’s forces.

NATO says Ukraine can deploy F-16s to attack deep inside Russia

Ukraine will be free to use F-16 fighter jets it will receive from NATO against military targets 'inside Russia', or beyond Kiev's borders, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told RFE/RL in an interview.

NATO is stronger than Russia despite shortcomings: Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has claimed that the North Atlantic Alliance is militarily stronger than Russia, although its full-scale invasion of Ukraine has revealed certain shortcomings.

NATO chief condemns Trump remarks over alliance security

Former US President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about NATO members’ failure to pay their share of the bloc’s defense costs put the whole alliance at risk, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has warned in a statement.

Moscow warns NATO’s planned drills near Russian borders could lead to tragic consequences for Europe

The North Atlantic Alliance's plans to hold the Steadfast Defender 2024 military exercise near Russian borders are provocative, increase the risk of military incidents and could lead to tragic consequences for Europe, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has cautioned at a briefing.

Biden notified US lawmakers of plans to approve F-16 sale to Turkey

US President Joe Biden has informed congressional leaders that he plans to formally notify the Congress of the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as soon as Ankara completes the NATO ratification process for Sweden, Reuters reported citing a US official.

Turkish MPs approve Sweden’s NATO membership bid

The Turkish parliament has voted to approve Sweden’s NATO membership bid, bringing the Nordic country one step closer to joining the military alliance after months of delays amid the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Prepare for war with Russia: Chair of NATO Military Committee

The US-led NATO bloc must prepare for a major conflict with Russia, which would require mass mobilization of civilians as well as the rapid expansion of industrial output to sustain the war effort, Dutch Admiral Rob Bauer, the chair of the NATO Military Committee, has stated.

Turkish parliament body approves Sweden’s NATO bid

The Turkish parliament’s foreign affairs commission has finally approved Sweden’s NATO membership bid.

Putin says Russia has no interest or reason to fight NATO

Moscow has no interest in fighting with NATO countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed.

NATO-supplied fighter jets for Ukraine to be legitimate targets: Russia

Warplanes supplied by NATO member states to Ukraine will be a legitimate targets for Moscow, increasing the risks of a direct military clash with the alliance, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated.

NATO should be ready for bad news from Ukraine: Chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance should be ready for bad news from Ukraine, according to his interview with ARD television.

NATO makes new Ukraine announcement

NATO has promised to develop a roadmap toward Ukraine’s “full interoperability” with the bloc’s militaries. While Kiev has welcomed the announcement, it fell dramatically short of the membership invitation that Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky sought earlier this year.

Kremlin says NATO ‘slaughtering’ Ukrainians to fight Russia

NATO is sticking to its plan to contain Russia by sacrificing countless Ukrainian lives, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated after the military bloc’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg argued that the alliance was trying to prevent further escalation of tensions with Russia.

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