The Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain Arantxa gonzález Laya and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks in Madrid, which discussed relations with Russia.
"The conversation was around actual events of the organization at that moment when she confronts many challenges, from the complex relations with Russia in the East, to instability in the southern Mediterranean, as well as the need to strengthen transatlantic relations", - stated in the message of the Spanish foreign Ministry.
Defense Minister of Ukraine Andrii Taran on Thursday held a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, during which they agreed to strengthen the Alliance's presence in the black sea region, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense.
"The parties agreed to increase the presence of forces and means, on land, at sea and in the airspace of the black sea region by increasing patrols in the air and presence of the ships of naval forces of the countries members of the Alliance. Defense Minister of Ukraine expressed interest in establishing joint exchange of information about the situation in the region and invited the member States of NATO to join the national strategic exercises scheduled to be held in the South of Ukraine in autumn this year", - reported on the Ministry's website.
Representatives of the U.S. Navy and its allies claim that Russia is deploying more submarines and for longer periods of time in areas of the Atlantic ocean, where they can pose a threat to NATO warships, and critical infrastructure of the United States, according to the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing representatives of the Alliance and military analysts.
According to the newspaper, at the end of last year, 10 Russian submarines from their bases near the Russian Arctic coast headed in a westerly direction towards the North Atlantic. According to representatives of NATO, which refers to the newspaper, this form of deployment that can be one of the largest exercises since the cold war, is not only a show of force the Russian Navy to protect its territory, but also to demonstrate their strength in the Atlantic.
Beijing officials took the call that he threw the Washington senators and the congressmen. To paraphrase a famous American principle, we can say that the approach "never negotiate with political terrorists" was applied to the United States. Chinese media reported that the so-called law on the security of Hong Kong was adopted, and this means that China is prepared to take the risk of sanctions from Washington, because the threat of sanctions senators and congressmen tried to stop the passage of this bill.
By and large, the Beijing leaders was a binary choice: to give in to blackmail and to the South of the country the real separatist enclave that will rock all and Sundry, or to meet the sanctions, but to save so important for the Chinese national consciousness of the unity of the country. Critics of the decision who already pedal the theme of "economic collapse of Hong Kong as a global financial center" will emphasize that it was a choice between political and economic considerations, the choice was made in favor of the policy to the detriment of the economy, which is clearly not true. The problem is that no short-term economic benefits (which, of course, would be fixed — at least through the absence of sanctions) never and would never be able to compensate for the economic damage that would be dealt to China in that case, if the process of disintegration of the country would not be stopped directly in Hong Kong right now.
The withdrawal of some American troops from Germany will not be quick, this process will be related not only to the redeployment of the military, but also moves their families, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at a video conference of the German Institute for GIGA.
"No decisions had yet been taken on how to implement the intention of the withdrawal of some troops. And I, as the Secretary General of NATO, can't speculate the information regarding the date. I can say that, of course, many in the military in Germany were constantly. We are talking about families on permanent housing. It's not just a military redeployment that is quick is a resident power, whose movement will take more time," said the Secretary General.
The US intends to dramatically increase the degree of nuclear confrontation with Russia — this is with reference to own sources in the leadership of the Alliance according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The publication claims that at a recent meeting of the defense Ministers of NATO adopted a new approach to nuclear deterrence and America's European allies are ready to place medium-range missiles. About what it threatens Russia and the world, in the material RIA Novosti.
Officially, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the press conference just said that the Alliance will strengthen air and missile defense. According to him, many NATO countries want to buy American patriot missiles capable of intercepting and destroying ballistic targets. He stressed that to stay in Europe, nuclear land-based missiles are planned.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister mark Esper at the meeting in Brussels will discuss the "joint response to the Russian missiles".
"We work together on a balanced response to the new Russian missiles that we consider dangerous and destabilizing", - said Stoltenberg before the meeting.
Regular consultations with U.S. allies reaffirm the unshakable commitment of Washington to maintain security in Europe, said before a meeting with Secretary of defense mark Esper in Brussels, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.
"We will discuss the US presence in Europe in light of plans to reduce the American presence in Germany. I am pleased that the United States consult with its allies, affirming that the U.S. commitment to security in Europe remains unshakable," – said Stoltenberg.
The incident between the Turkish and French frigates — proof "brain death" NATO, the President said Emmanuel macron.
He called the incident unacceptable.
The defence Ministers of the NATO countries agreed on a package of measures in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, said on Twitter, the NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.
"NATO is preparing for a possible second wave COVID-19. Our defence Ministers have agreed on a new operating plan, the stock of medical equipment and the establishment of a Fund for the purchase of critical medical supplies," wrote Stoltenberg.
Senator Oleg Morozov called "funny" NATO's intention to strengthen air defense system in response to the increasing missile capabilities of Russia: these systems do not "take" the new Russian rocket, according to its technical properties, he said.
The head of the Ministry of defense of the NATO countries discussed during the first day of the videoconference expansion of Russia's missile capability and the implications for the security of the allies and agreed on a package of military and political measures against this background, reported at a press conference in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. According to him, the Ministers agreed on a package of political and military measures which includes, in particular, strengthening air defense systems.
Defence Ministers of NATO countries discussed the extension of Russia's missile capabilities and its consequences for the security of the Alliance, said at a press conference in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
The two-day meeting of heads of defense ministries of the countries participating in NATO takes place in a videoconference mode.
Statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the Russian troops supposedly stand at the borders of the Alliance, contrary to logic and common sense, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Previously, Mr. Stoltenberg in an interview with Welt said that Russia is active in the Arctic, strengthens its presence in the Mediterranean region, and Russian forces are directly at the outer borders of NATO.
Defence Ministers of NATO countries at the conference on June 17-18, will agree on a new comprehensive plan of action in case the second wave of the pandemic in the fashion industry, will discuss the missions of the Alliance in Iraq and Afghanistan and possible measures in response to the strengthening of the military potential of Russia.
As explained before a virtual meeting, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg, the new plan to combat COVID-19 includes, in particular, stockpiling of medical equipment and the trust Fund for the purchase of strategic goods.
Russia has reason to fear NATO intervention, because in recent centuries the country was attacked by Germany, Sweden, Poland, France and even the United States. This opinion in an article for the National Interest expressed by the American writer Peter Suciu.
He noted that the Americans are now in the majority may find it far-fetched threat of NATO to Russia, but Moscow has long locks with a high level of military activity of the Alliance on its borders.
The status of the partner advanced capabilities, NATO will not give Ukraine nothing, neither in economic terms nor in terms of security, according to the Senator Oleg Morozov.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday that the country received the status of advanced partner of NATO's capabilities. In April NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is considering the possibility of providing in the future Ukraine the status of a partner with advanced features.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned allies against spending cuts for defense against the backdrop of a pandemic coronavirus.
According to him, Russia continues to increase military power, China's rise causes a change in the power balance, and the terrorist organization "Islamic state"* re is trying hard to conquer territory in Syria and Iraq. "So we have still enough to invest in our security," he said.
China is ready to strengthen dialogue with NATO on the basis of equality and mutual respect and to contribute to global peace and development, said at a briefing on Wednesday the official representative of Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the increasing power of China, its economic growth, active foreign policy can not in the near future to leave without reaction the NATO countries. According to him, China has the second largest military budget, significant investments in modern technology, missiles that can reach the countries of the Alliance. However, he added that NATO does not see in China a new enemy or opponent.