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  • NATO weighs stationing four battalions in member states bordering Russia

    Global Europe 03-05-2016

    NATO is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern European member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday (2 May), in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.

  • Germany to send troops to Ukraine

    Europe's East 07-10-2014

    Germany plans to deploy Bundeswehr troops in a joint Franco-German mission to support an OSCE-brokered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, government sources said, with Social Democrats calling for a mandate from the Bundestag and the Left Party condemning the move “for historical reasons”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • NATO members deny ‘agreement’ to supply Ukraine with arms

    Europe's East 08-09-2014

    A senior aide to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday (7 September) that Kyiv had agreed at the NATO summit in Wales on the provision of weapons and military advisers from five NATO member states, but four of the five swiftly denied any such deal had been reached.

  • NATO summit pledges ‘tangible’ support to Ukraine

    Global Europe 05-09-2014

    NATO demanded yesterday (4 September) that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine, as US President Barack Obama and his Western allies vowed to support Kyiv and buttress their own defences against Russia in the biggest strategic shift since the Cold War.

  • France suspends Mistral delivery to Russia

    Global Europe 04-09-2014

    France will not deliver the first of two helicopter carriers to Russia for now because of Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine, the French president's office said yesterday (3 September).

  • Rasmussen: NATO to open new bases in Eastern Europe

    Global Europe 27-08-2014

    NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe, in response to the Ukraine crisis, and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing further trouble, according to its secretary general. This stance, however, seems to contradict Germany’s position that the 1997 NATO-Russia Act, which prohibits such deployments, should remain valid.

  • Poland, Baltics ask NATO to focus missile shield on Russia

    Global Europe 26-08-2014

    According to Der Spiegel, Poland and the Baltic countries have proposed that the NATO anti-ballistic missile defence system be focused on Russia. Germany and a majority of NATO members have however objected that “one should not provoke Russia unnecessarily”.