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EXCLUSIVE NATO chief calls Putin’s Ukraine escalation ‘dangerous and reckless’

NEW YORK, Sept 21 – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of thousands of extra troops for the war in Ukraine will escalate the conflict and his threat to use nuclear weapons was “dangerous and reckless rhetoric,” NATO’s secretary general said on Wednesday. Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters Editor in […]

NATO says ready to intervene if Serbia-Kosovo stability at risk

BRUSSELS, Aug 17 – NATO’s peacekeeping force in Kosovo is ready to intervene if stability between Serbia and Kosovo is at risk, the alliance’s chief said after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on recent tensions between the western Balkans neighbours. “While the situation on the ground has […]

NATO nations sign accession protocols for Sweden, Finland

BRUSSELS — The 30 NATO allies signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals — and possible political trouble in Turkey. The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation in […]

US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat

MADRID — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will significantly increase its military presence in Europe for the long haul, including by establishing its first permanent presence in Poland, to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the opening of […]

NATO chief says alliance in touch with Turkey over its concerns on Finland, Sweden

WASHINGTON, June 2 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the alliance was in touch with Turkey to find a “united way” forward to address Ankara’s concerns over Sweden and Finland’s bid to join the pact. Finland and Sweden said on Wednesday they would continue […]

Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russian threats

KYIV, Ukraine — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s […]

Explainer: What you need to know about Finland and Sweden’s path to NATO membership

Summary Ukraine war changed public opinion in Finland and Sweden Coming week crucial in decision on joining NATO More a question of when, not if, they will apply Both want security guarantees in any transition period HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM, May 11 (Reuters) – Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Finland and […]

NATO head tells Russia it cannot win nuclear war

BRUSSELS, March 23 – NATO warned on Wednesday against Russia’s war in Ukraine sliding into a nuclear confrontation between Moscow and the West. “Russia should stop this dangerous irresponsible nuclear rhetoric,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference. “But let there be no doubt about our readiness […]

NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — NATO estimated on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of fighting in Ukraine, where the country’s defenders have put up stiffer-than-expected resistance and denied Moscow the lightning victory it hoped for. A senior NATO military official said the […]

Russia may not stop with Ukraine – NATO looks to its weakest link

Summary Companies NATO is back defending against its original nemesis, but this time it’s different Baltic region’s new NATO members vulnerable from land and sea Mines, container ship accident, could seal them off With China, Russia in concert, alliance is at turning point NATO “thought that there wouldn’t […]

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