Tag: NATO

Erdogan ruled out the possibility of saying “yes” to Finland and Sweden in NATO

Erdogan: Turkey will not agree to approve the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO Turkey's position on the entry of Sweden and Finland is connected with their lack of an “unambiguous position” towards the Kurds, whom Ankara considers terrorists. In these countries, in addition to them, members of the movement (FETO) live “Erdogan ruled out the possibility of saying yes to Finland and Sweden in NATO” /> Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey will not agree to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Anadolu reports. “We cannot say yes” the accession to NATO of those who imposed sanctions against Turkey,— Erdogan said. He noted that the countries have declared their unwillingness to extradite terrorists to Turkey. TRT wrote ...

How will the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO affect the situation in Ukraine?

Russia promises to respond to the official steps taken by Sweden and Finland to join NATO. However, Moscow does not intend to do this immediately, but after assessing the threats that have arisen as a result of almost doubling its borders with the alliance When Finland and Sweden join NATO Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced at a press conference on Monday, May 16, that the Swedish government had overwhelmingly decided to join NATO. Stockholm will submit the corresponding application together with Helsinki— Finland officially confirmed its intention to become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance on Sunday, May 15. “We are now living in a dangerous time. Russia will not like the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO. Both Sweden and Finland must be prepared ...

Secretary General urged to take into account Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden in NATO

Jens Stoltenberg believes that countries should be together “at this historic moment” and that it will be possible to reach a consensus. Finland and Sweden decided to apply to NATO. Ankara refused to support the membership of these countries NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged to take into account Turkey's concerns about the membership of Finland and Sweden in the alliance. He tweeted about this. “I spoke with [Turkish] Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu about the decision of our closest partners Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Turkey is a valuable ally and any security issues must be resolved. We must be together at this historic moment,»— noted Stoltenberg. On May 15, at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Ann...

The Kremlin saw a reason for analysis in the situation with Sweden, Finland and NATO

Dmitry Peskov: Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO is a reason for a very deep analysis According to Peskov, Moscow will analyze the current events, but is already convinced that NATO expansion will not strengthen Europe's security https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/8/58/756526957084588.jpg” alt=”The Kremlin saw a reason for analysis in the situation with Sweden, Finland and NATO” /> Dmitry Peskov < p>Moscow will monitor the situation with joining the North Atlantic Alliance, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in response to a question about how Vladimir Putin reacted to this decision of the Scandinavian countries. “We will be watching very closely what will happen, we are carefully recording all statements,” — Peskov sa...

Peskov called the differences between Ukraine and Sweden with Finland in NATO

Russia has no territorial disputes with Finland and Sweden. If Ukraine became a member of NATO, then Moscow would have a territorial dispute, which carries huge, huge risks for the entire continent, Peskov explained Dmitry Peskov Possible entry of Ukraine into NATO could lead to territorial dispute between Russia and a state that is part of the alliance. Russia has no territorial disputes with Sweden and Finland. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports. “We have no territorial disputes with either Finland or Sweden. While Ukraine could potentially become a NATO member, and then Russia would have a territorial dispute with a state that participates in the alliance, which carries huge, huge risks for the entire continent, — Peskov...

Putin said that the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO does not pose a threat

At the same time, the President stressed that the expansion of military infrastructure in the Scandinavian countries “will certainly cause our response” Video Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden, their entry into NATO does not pose an immediate threat, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the CSTO summit. But the expansion of military infrastructure in these territories “will cause a backlash,” the president continued. RBC is broadcasting the summit. “As for the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance: yes, this is a problem that is created, in my opinion, completely artificially in the foreign policy interests of the United States. <…> Russia has no problems with these states [with Sweden and Finland], and therefore, in this sense, [...

CSTO leaders declared their readiness to establish cooperation with NATO

At the same time, the CSTO leaders stressed that they were concerned about the situation at the external borders and expressed their readiness to ensure the security of the borders During the meeting of the leaders of the CSTO member states in Moscow The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is ready to establish practical cooperation with NATO to “reduce tensions on the continent,” the CSTO leaders said in a joint statement following the summit. “Realizing our responsibility for ensuring lasting peace in the Eurasian region, we emphasize the importance of reducing tensions on the continent and confirm our readiness to establish practical interaction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, — says the statement. At the same time, the CSTO leaders e...

Swedish government announces decision to apply for NATO membership

Sweden's intention to apply for NATO membership was announced yesterday by the ruling Social Democratic Party (S/SAP). According to the country's prime minister, the government's decision is “a sign of strength in a difficult time for Sweden” Magdalena Andersson Sweden will soon apply for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance, the government has decided to do so. This was stated by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, reports Gotenbug-posten. “The overwhelming majority in the Swedish Riksdag [unicameral parliament] was in favor of Sweden joining NATO”,— she said. She says the decision is “a sign of strength at a difficult time for Sweden.” On May 15, the ruling Social Democratic Party (S/SAP) announced the decision to apply for ...

The President of Finland called cold-blooded conversation with Putin about NATO

Finnish President Niinistö: conversation with Putin was calm and cool Putin was “surprisingly calm” about the conversation with Niinistö about Finland's prospects in NATO, the president said. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would take steps of a “military-technical nature” jpg” alt=”President of Finland called cold-blooded conversation with Putin about NATO” /> Sauli Niinistö and Vladimir Putin During a conversation with the Russian President about the prospect of Finland joining NATO, Vladimir Putin “did not repeat the threats from his subordinates”, the conversation took place in a calm manner, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said in an interview with CNN. “In general the discussion was very calm an...

Sweden followed Finland in joining NATO

If approved, Stockholm intends to achieve non-deployment of nuclear weapons and permanent bases of the alliance in the country, the ruling party of Sweden said. The leaders of other parties approved the submission of an application to NATO Finland decided to join NATO” /> Sweden has officially decided to apply to join NATO, the ruling Social Democratic Party (S/SAP) said in a statement. &laquo The party will work to get Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Thus, the Social Democrats will seek to ensure that Sweden, in the event that the NATO application is approved, expresses unilateral reservations against the deployment of nuclear weapons and permanent bases on Swedish territory, — said in the message. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, explained at a pre...

The United States announced the reflection of the deterrence of “aggression” of Russia in the NATO concept

The US Secretary of State warned that NATO's updated strategic concept would reflect a policy of deterring “any aggression” from Russia. Bloomberg wrote that the alliance could call Moscow's actions a direct threat in the document Anthony Blinken The new strategic concept of NATO will fully reflect the deterrence of any manifestation of “aggression”; Russia, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said during a press conference in Berlin following the meeting of the foreign ministers of the alliance countries. The broadcast was conducted on YouTube. “The basis of NATO, the basis of the strategic concept is the concept of defense and deterrence. This led to the formation of the alliance. And this includes, among other things, the containment of any aggressi...

Sweden says NATO membership is not directed against Russia

Sweden, following Finland, announced that it intends to join NATO. The Cabinet of Ministers of the country stated that this decision is the best for the security of Sweden, it is not directed against Russia Magdalena Andersson Swedish's decision to apply for NATO membership was made in order to secure the country, told Aftonbladet newspaper head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry Ann Linde. “This decision is not directed against Russia”,— she emphasized. Her point of view was supported by the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson: “We, the Social Democrats, believe that the best thing for the country's security would be joining NATO.” “If Sweden becomes the only non-NATO country in the Baltic Sea region, we will be in a vulnerable position,” &m...

Finland plans to apply for NATO membership on May 18

The Permanent Representative of Finland to NATO in Brussels is likely to apply to join the alliance on Wednesday 18 May. Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told the Aftonbladet newspaper about this. “For our part, this [application] will be done by the NATO ambassador in Brussels physically, probably on Wednesday. Then, if negotiations with NATO begin, they will be dealt with by a delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence. said Haavisto. Earlier, Finland's intention to apply for NATO membership “in the coming days” said President Sauli Niinistö during a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. On May 12, Niinistö and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin stressed in a joint statement the need to apply for ...

German Foreign Minister urged to quickly accept Sweden and Finland into NATO

Annalena Burbock emphasized that there should be no “grey zone” between countries applying for NATO membership and their acceptance, the allies should ensure their security after the initiative of Helsinki and Stockholm Annalena Burbock Germany will do everything to speed up the process of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock told reporters ahead of a meeting of the alliance's foreign ministers in Berlin, Reuters reports. She emphasized that the period between countries submitting applications and their inclusion in NATO should be minimal. “If they decide to join, they can join quickly <…>. We must give them security guarantees, there should be no transitional period, no gray area, when their status would be indeterminate,— unde...

Croatian Foreign Ministry says Turkey is on the right path in NATO issues

Ankara's talks with Finland and Sweden on their entry into NATO are going in the right direction, Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlich-Radman said. Turkey objects to the entry of these northern European countries into the alliance Gordan Grlich-Radman Negotiations between Turkey, Finland and Sweden over Ankara's concern about their desire to join NATO are moving in the right direction, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlich-Radman said, quoted by Reuters. “And we hope that today we will have a good result to demonstrate solidarity and speak with one voice,— Grlich-Radman told reporters at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin. Earlier, the Hungarian minister expressed hope that the meeting would resolve all Turkey's doubts about ...

Finland decides to join NATO

Earlier, Vladimir Putin said that Finland's rejection of the traditional policy of neutrality and the country's entry into NATO would be a mistake, since there are no threats to the security of Helsinki Sanna Marin and Sauli Niinistö The government of Finland has officially decided to join the North Atlantic Alliance ( NATO). This was announced by President Sauli Niinistöy and Prime Minister Sanna Marin at a joint press conference. “Finland will apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after consultations with Parliament,” Niinistö said. The consultation will take place on Monday. Earlier, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said that the country's permanent representative to NATO in Brussels is likely to apply to join the allia...

Bloomberg learned about the “Russian threat” clause in the new NATO concept

The current concept refers to partnership with Russia. According to Bloomberg, the new document is likely to include a provision on a direct threat from Moscow's actions NATO in the new strategic concept may designate Russia's actions as a direct threat, writes Bloomberg. Brussels' position may change if Moscow changes its behavior, the agency's interlocutor noted. According to Bloomberg, the document also touches upon the topic of assistance to neighboring countries that may be subjected to aggression. It is expected that the strategy will take its final form during the NATO summit, which will be held in late June in Madrid. The document was discussed the day before by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. This concept will gu...

Turkish Foreign Ministry announced the absence of “bargaining” in the position on Finland in NATO

Cavusoglu called the republic's position clear: Ankara supports the principle of “open doors” in NATO, but cannot ignore information about “support for terrorism” in the Scandinavian countries seeking to join the alliance Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkey's position on Finland's accession to NATO is “very clear”, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Hurriyet reports. Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara “does not see the positive” in the accession of Sweden and Finland to the North Atlantic Alliance. He called the Scandinavian countries “a guest house for terrorist organizations”; and noted that members of the PKK, banned in Turkey, live in Sweden and even participate in parliament. “This is not a thr...

The head of NATO called the new concept of the alliance the basis of the era of rivalry

Jens Stoltenberg called the new concept of NATO the basis of the “epoch of strategic rivalry.” Bloomberg wrote that the document would include a clause on a direct “Russian threat.” The current concept refers to partnership with Russia Jens Stoltenberg NATO's new strategic concept will be the basis for the “era of strategic rivalry”, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking via video link at a press conference following an informal meeting foreign ministers of countries— block members. The broadcast was conducted on the NATO website. “NATO's new strategic concept will be the basis for an era of strategic rivalry”, — said Stoltenberg (quoted by Reuters). Earlier, Bloomberg wrote that NATO in the new strategic concept ...

The European Parliament threatened Turkey with isolation due to its position on NATO

There is no objective reason to prevent Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, such actions would be a pretext for isolation in the alliance, Weber warned. Earlier Erdogan called Sweden a “guest house” for terrorists The European Parliament threatened Turkey with isolation due to its position on NATO” /> European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium If any NATO member prevents Finland and Sweden from joining the alliance, this will be a reason for isolating this country within the bloc, Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party, the largest faction in the European Parliament, told WAZ. “Anyone who whoever questions the unity of NATO will be isolated within the Commonwealth. <…> If the two countries want it themselves, then Finland and Sweden a...

Blinken discussed with Stoltenberg a new strategic concept of NATO

The new concept of the North Atlantic Alliance should be adopted at the summit in Madrid, which will be held from 28 to 30 June. This document will guide the alliance over the next decade discussed NATO's new strategic concept with Stoltenberg” /> U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, during a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, discussed support for Ukraine and the defense potential of the alliance, according to the website of the American diplomatic department. < p>“[They] reaffirmed their support for the Ukrainian people and the territorial integrity of Ukraine and discussed the importance of maintaining NATO's credible deterrence and defense policy,” said in the message. Blinken and Stoltenberg also discussed preparations f...

Czech Republic supports Finland and Sweden joining NATO

The Czech Republic fully supports the entry of Finland and Sweden into the North Atlantic Alliance, said Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky. “We warmly welcome Finland and Sweden, and support their interest in joining [NATO], we believe them with their friends», — he said. At the same time, the diplomat recalled that time is needed to expand the alliance through the two Scandinavian countries. “We still need to reach a political agreement. As soon as we have it, the question of ratification in the national parliaments will remain, — indicated by the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry. On May 12, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin issued a statement that Helsinki should immediately apply to join NATO. According to the Finnish leader, h...

The Foreign Ministry revealed what will determine the response to Finland’s accession to NATO

Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko: the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO will not go unanswered According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko, Russia's response will depend on what infrastructure NATO deploys in Finland and Sweden Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian If Finland and Sweden join NATO, Russia will not decide on its response actions on emotions, it will depend on the infrastructure of the alliance in these countries, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. “It is clear that this change cannot remain without a political reaction, and also without a very precise analysis of the consequences of the composition of the forces that may be formed as a result of the next entry into the alliance. It is clear that the decision will not be made on...

Putin called Finland’s refusal of neutrality and joining NATO a mistake

According to the Russian leader, Finland's accession to NATO could have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations, which for many years were built on good neighborliness and partner cooperation Vladimir Putin countries in NATO would be a mistake, since there are no threats to the security of Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö. This was reported on the Kremlin website. “Such a change in the country's foreign policy may have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations, which have been built in the spirit of good neighborliness for many years,” — The report says. Ninisto told Putin that Finland would soon decide whether to apply to join NATO. The Office of the Finnish ...

Turkey says it has not “closed the door” to Sweden and Finland in NATO

Turkish leader's spokesman Kalin: Ankara has not closed doors for Sweden and Finland in NATO Turkey says members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization, are recruiting in Europe, including in Sweden < /p> Ibrahim Kalin Turkey “didn't close the door” for Sweden and Finland to join NATO, but wants to negotiate with the Nordic countries and stop what Ankara sees as terrorist activities, especially in Stockholm. This was stated by the official representative of the Turkish leader, Ibrahim Kalin, in a conversation with Reuters. “We don't close the door. But we are raising this issue as a matter of Turkish national security,— he stressed. Kalın said that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist...

Finland says they are ready for Russia’s response to joining NATO

Finnish Minister Tuppurainen said she is not afraid of Russia's reaction to NATO membership Finland is ready for Russia's response to the country's NATO membership, it is her choice, and she is not afraid of possible threats, the minister said. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned of a response taking into account the infrastructure that the alliance will deploy in this country .jpg” alt=”Finland said they were ready for Russia's response to joining NATO” /> Finland is not afraid of threats due to its intention to join NATO and is ready for Moscow's response, Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs and Property Management, said on Sky News. “We don't have any panic, we don't we are afraid. We are preparing for any kind of...

Biden expressed support for the desire of Finland and Sweden to become part of NATO

The US President spoke by telephone with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The latter told his American colleague about further steps taken by Helsinki to join the US President Joe Biden supports NATO's open door policy and the right of Finland and Sweden to make their own security decisions, the White House said in a statement following a telephone conversation between the head of state and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. < p>The leaders also discussed cooperation between the countries in the field of defense and security, as well as efforts aimed at strengthening transatlantic security. Niinistö, after talking with Biden, tweeted that he had told him about Helsinki's next steps to j...

Putin discussed with the Security Council the threat from the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO

Dmitry Peskov: Vladimir Putin discussed with members of the Security Council the expansion of NATO and Ukraine The Russian President discussed at a meeting with members of the Security Council the possible threats from the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, as well as a special operation in Ukraine, the progress of which was reported by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu < img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/6/20/756524399056206.jpg" alt="Putin discussed with the Security Council the threat from Finland and Sweden joining NATO"/> Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council (via videoconference) At a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed possible threats fro...

Turkey did not see any positive in the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO

Turkish President Erdogan: “We don't see any positives in Finland and Sweden joining NATO” Turkish President Erdogan said that the Scandinavian countries are a “guest house for terrorists”, referring to the Kurdistan Workers' Party. “We cannot look at it positively,” he stressed Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey does not consider the possibility of Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO to be positive. This was stated by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Anadolu reports. “Now we are following the developments in relation to Sweden and Finland, but we do not see [in this] positive”,— he said. According to Erdogan, the Scandinavian countries are “guest houses for terrorist organizations.” He noted that members of the Kurdista...