|29 Aug. 2014||
We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, following the serious escalation of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request.
|28 Aug. 2014||
NATO’s Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium on Thursday (28 August 2014) released new satellite imagery that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. "Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, Director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said
|26 Aug. 2014||
Today, General John F. Campbell assumed command of ISAF from General Joseph F. Dunford. I wish him every success and I look forward to working closely with him.
|25 Aug. 2014||
NATO does not recognise the election held on 24 August in the Georgian region of Abkhazia.
|22 Aug. 2014||
I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia. It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists.
|15 Aug. 2014||
Next month’s NATO Summit in Wales will focus on the Alliance’s readiness to deal with the full range of threats, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (15 August). ''We will adopt a Readiness Action Plan to make ourselves faster and more agile,'' he said.
|14 Aug. 2014||
NATO must adapt to security challenges such as Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday (14 August) during a visit to Norway. "For the first time since the end of the Second World War, one country in Europe has seized the land of another by force, and we have to adapt," he said at a press conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
|13 Aug. 2014||
NATO’s unique role as a forum for transatlantic cooperation was a key theme of talks as Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Iceland on Wednesday (13 August). “The transatlantic relationship is at the heart of NATO. The cooperation between North America and Europe which makes our citizens safer, and our countries stronger. And Iceland embodies that transatlantic relationship,” he said.
|12 Aug. 2014||
I welcome the decision by the Iraqi President Fouad Massoum to nominate Mr. Haider Al Abadi as Prime Minister-Designate of Iraq. This represents an important step in the constitutional process towards the formation of a new government. I encourage the designated Prime Minister and all Iraqi political leaders to work towards the swift formation of an inclusive government that represents the legitimate interests and aspirations of all Iraqis.
|7 Aug. 2014||
NATO stands by Ukraine and is looking to strengthen its partnership with the country at the Alliance’s summit in Wales next month, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during a visit to Kiev on Thursday (7 August 2014). “NATO’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is unwavering. Our partnership is long-standing. It’s strong, and in response to Russia’s aggression, NATO is working even more closely with Ukraine to reform its armed forces and defence institutions,” he said.