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NATO-Ukraine relations

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

Over time, Ukraine has reinforced political dialogue and practical cooperation with NATO and, since Russia’s illegal military intervention in Crimea, NATO and Ukraine have agreed to intensify this cooperation. NATO supports a range of initiatives in Ukraine, while Ukraine contributes to NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and in 2013 became the first partner country to contribute to the NATO-led counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield. The formal basis for NATO-Ukraine relations is the 1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, which established the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC), and the Declaration to Complement the Charter, signed in 2009.

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NATO Secretary General says Ukraine crisis amplifies need to boost defence cooperation

15 Apr. 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday (15 April 2014) that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and with close partners. “We need to train and exercise more together, for instance the NATO Response Force and the EU Battlegroups, so that we stand ready for whatever the future may bring,” the Secretary General said arriving for EU Defence Ministers talks in Luxembourg.

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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.

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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.

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Living without fear (Part 2)

14 Nov. 2012

Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. They are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme to destroy these military leftovers, with an impact on the population and local industries. 

  • Play audio Living without fear (Part 2)

    14 Nov. 2012

    Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. They are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme to destroy these military leftovers, with an impact on the population and local industries. 

  • Play audio Living without fear (Part 1)

    12 Nov. 2012

    Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. Unserviceable and unused, they are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme for the destruction of these military leftovers.

  • Play audio 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