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NATO Secretary General statement on the crash of Malaysia Airlines aircraft

17 Jul. 2014

I am profoundly shocked and saddened by the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft in Ukraine today, with the loss of many lives.

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Russia’s accusations - setting the record straight

16 Jul. 2014

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has led to Russia’s international isolation, including NATO’s suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. To divert attention away from its actions, Russia has levelled a series of accusations against NATO which are based on misrepresentations of the facts and ignore the sustained effort that NATO has put into building a partnership with Russia. Russia has also made baseless attacks on the legitimacy of the Ukrainian authorities and has used force to seize part of Ukraine’s territory. This document, released by NATO on Wednesday (16 July 2014) sets the record straight.

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NATO Secretary General highlights partnerships during San Francisco visit

09 Jul. 2014

A strong NATO with strong partnerships is “essential” to preserve an international rule-based order that promotes freedom, democracy and the rule of law, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a speech delivered at the Marines’ Memorial Association in San Francisco on Wednesday (9 July), at the end of his visit to the United States this week. The Secretary General said the international order “is under threat” due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine as well as other crises such as Syria, Iraq and increased tensions in Asia. He said that current global threats require a global network to deal with them effectively.

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Reminder of the media accreditation procedures at NATO

Over the course of the year, NATO organizes meetings at different levels (defence ministers, foreign ministers, heads of state and government, etc.), which are held either at the Alliance’s Headquarters in Brussels or outside the Headquarters. The press is often invited to cover such events.