Tag: Stoltenberg, Jens

NATO Leaders Say They Will Speed Finland and Sweden Membership Bids

BERLIN — The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Sunday that the security bloc would grant fast-track membership to Sweden and Finland, raising the pressure on Vladimir V. Putin, who justified his invasion of Ukraine by what he cast as the need to keep the military alliance away from Russia’s borders. “President Putin […]

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NATO Nations Divided As Ukraine War Enters Uncertain Stage

BRUSSELS — Faced with the prospect that the war in Ukraine will be long and grinding, NATO countries are divided on how best to manage the next stage of the conflict and the uncertain period that promises to follow. Central European members like Poland and the Baltic states want a total break with Moscow and […]

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NATO Sees Little Evidence That Russian Troops Are Pulling Back From Kyiv

BRUSSELS — Despite Russian statements that it would radically reduce its military activity around Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, to concentrate on the war in eastern Ukraine, Western governments see little evidence of that, Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, told a news conference on Thursday. “According to our intelligence, Russian units are not withdrawing but repositioning,” he […]

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In Putin’s Misbegotten War, NATO Sees Danger and Opportunity

BRUSSELS — As President Biden and 29 other leaders of NATO walked into the alliance’s sprawling Brussels headquarters Thursday morning, they passed a graffiti-sprayed remnant of the Berlin Wall, a monument to Europe’s belief that it had won a permanent victory over the nuclear-armed, authoritarian adversary that challenged the West throughout the Cold War. Now, […]

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What Is NATO and Which Countries Are Members?

The treaty for which the alliance is named has 14 articles, by which all NATO members must abide. One of the most important articles in the treaty is Article 5, which declares that an attack against one member state is an attack against them all. Updated  March 7, 2022, 6:24 a.m. ET That article placed […]

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NATO Countries Pour Weapons Into Ukraine, Risking Conflict With Russia

BRUSSELS — The Dutch are sending rocket launchers for air defense. The Estonians are sending Javelin antitank missiles. The Poles and the Latvians are sending Stinger surface-to-air missiles. The Czechs are sending machine guns, sniper rifles, pistols and ammunition. Even formerly neutral countries like Sweden and Finland are sending weapons. And Germany, long allergic to […]

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Beyond Ukraine, Putin Eyes What He Calls America’s ‘Empire of Lies’

PARIS — President Vladimir V. Putin has ordered Russian troops into Ukraine but made clear his true target goes beyond his neighbor to America’s “empire of lies,” and he threatened “consequences you have never faced in your history” for “anyone who tries to interfere with us.” In another rambling speech full of festering historical grievances […]

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With the Ukraine Invasion, NATO Is Suddenly Vulnerable

BRUSSELS — A new front line of conflict is taking shape in Europe, with enhanced levels of risk that raise questions about whether NATO will, or even can, respond effectively. Having invaded Ukraine and deployed its troops in a compliant Belarus, Russia has suddenly extended its military power to the borders of several NATO countries, […]

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Beyond Ukraine, America’s ‘Empire of Lies’ Is Putin’s Target

PARIS — President Vladimir V. Putin has ordered Russian troops into Ukraine but made clear his true target goes beyond his neighbor to America’s “empire of lies,” and he threatened “consequences you have never faced in your history” for “anyone who tries to interfere with us.” In another rambling speech full of festering historical grievances […]

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NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe

KYIV — NATO said on Monday that member countries were putting their forces on standby and sending additional ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe to reassure allies in the region, as Britain joined the United States in ordering families of diplomats out of Ukraine, citing “the growing threat from Russia.” The moves signaled growing […]

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