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NATO’s relations with Russia

NATO’s relations with Russia

On 1 April 2014, NATO Foreign Ministers condemned Russia’s illegal military intervention in Ukraine and Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Ministers underlined that NATO does not recognise Russia’s illegal and illegitimate attempt to annex Crimea.




NATO sets the record straight on Russia’s accusations

11 Apr. 2014

To divert attention away from its aggression against Ukraine, Russia has leveled 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. NATO has now issued a comprehensive fact sheet, based on publicly available source documents, which sets the record straight. (Photo: NATO-Russia Council exercise “Vigilant Skies” 2013)



NATO Defends Accuracy of Satellite Images With Additional Proof

11 Apr. 2014

MONS, Belgium - Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) defends the accuracy of the images that were released to media on April 10, 2014. The dates of the images released by SHAPE were collected by the DigitalGlobe satellite 'Constellation' between late March and early April 2014. The images are unclassified and are commercially available in DigitalGlobe's public archive. SHAPE did not alter or edit the images in any way prior to release.



NATO releases satellite imagery of Russian forces on Ukraine’s border

10 Apr. 2014

SHAPE, BELGIUM - Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) released a set of satellite imagery to media outlets on Thursday, 10 April 2014, that shows details of the location and type of Russian units NATO has observed along the border with Ukraine. As can be seen from the pictures themselves, all images were taken in March and April 2014. NATO assesses that the Russian military has approximately 35-40,000 troops in the vicinity of the Ukrainian border, a claim Russian officials have repeatedly denied.


NATO Secretary General - Doorstep statement to the media - 2 March 2014

02 Mar. 2014

Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the meetings of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission

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NATO Review

NATO-Russia relations: 20 years after the USSR 01 Aug. 2011 NATO and Russia cooperate on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, search and rescue and a host of other areas. So where's the problem? In this edition, we look from both angles at what's gone right - and not so right - in the NATO-Russia relationship. And how this may soon have to change. 
NATO and Russia today: interview with Dmitri Trenin 01 Aug. 2011 Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, looks at where the NATO-Russia relations are today 
Taking the temperature: what the Russian experts think 30 Jun. 2011 How do Russian experts see NATO's evolving relationship with NATO in areas such as missile defence, Afghanistan and other security issues? Here, we present the results of a survey of Russian experts by the independent Atlantic Initiative. 
NATO and Russia: doomed to disappointment? 11 Jul. 2011 James Sherr of Chatham House argues that different understanding on either side of the NATO-Russia relationship keep leading to unwanted outcomes. And until each side accepts the other's understanding of what security means, he believes this will be a recurrent theme. 
Russia and NATO: time to abandon illusions 30 Jun. 2011 Today is the moment for Russia and NATO to end seeing each other through the Cold War prism, argues Fyodor Lukyanov. Twenty first century challenges requires both sides to challenge of their 20th century hangovers. 
One step forward... 30 Jun. 2011 Konstatin Eggert was the Editor in Chief of BBC's Moscow office for over 10 years. Here, he argues that the relationship between Russia and NATO will forever be defined by encouraging steps forward hampered by regular setbacks. But soon, other regional factors may become even more important. 
How NATO is perceived in Russia (or lessons in optimism) 30 Jun. 2011 Robert Pszczel is NATO's face in Russia. The head of NATO's Moscow office, he now both talks about - and listens to opinions on - NATO's evolving partnership with Russia. Here he explains some of the feedback - and why it's positive to be an optimist. 
NATO-Russia: re-reset? 09 Aug. 2013 Forget the headlines showing tension between NATO countries and Russia, says Konstatin von Eggert. It's the low profile cooperation taking place regularly between the two that will help build a foundation for better long term relations, he argues.