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29 Jan. 2015

Secretary General stresses NATO’s solidarity with Ukraine

In talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Thursday (29 January 2015), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO would continue its strong political and practical support for Ukraine. He also expressed concern about the recent escalation of violence in the country. “We are very much concerned about the situation and also by the continued support of Russia to the separatists,” the Secretary General said.

27 Jan. 2015

Spain joins Patriot missile defence mission in Turkey

Spanish troops joined NATO’s Patriot anti-ballistic missile deployment in Adana, Turkey on Monday (26 January 2015), replacing a Dutch unit which had been stationed there since January 2013.

26 Jan. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The meeting was held at Ukraine's request.

26 Jan. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement on air accident in Spain

I am deeply saddened by the crash of a Greek fighter jet at the Los Llanos base in Spain, which has caused many casualties.

24 Jan. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement on the attack on Mariupol

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire. The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has cost the lives of at least 20 civilians, and injured many more.

23 Jan. 2015

Science: NATO’s “third dimension”

“Now the Alliance needs a third dimension: it needs not only a strong military dimension to provide for the common defence; not only a more profound political dimension, to shape a strategy of peace; but it also needs a social dimension (…) in this final third of the Twentieth Century through the humanities and science.”

23 Jan. 2015

NATO Secretary General says KFOR is a success story in the Western Balkans

During a visit to Pristina on Friday (23 January) the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that KFOR is a success story of cooperation between allies and partners.

23 Jan. 2015

North Atlantic Council visits NATO cyber security centre

Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the 28 Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council visited NATO’s cyber defence centre at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday (23 January 2015).

22 Jan. 2015

NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss the Readiness Action Plan, the Resolute Support Mission and Partnerships

Over the course of the two day session, the Chiefs of Defence provided clear military advice ahead of next month’s Defence Ministers meeting. They discussed the Readiness Action Plan and the future of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. They also discussed continued and strengthened cooperation with partners and Strategic Military guidance for 2015.

22 Jan. 2015

Secretary General visits Bulgaria for talks on keeping NATO strong

During a visit to Sofia on Thursday (22 January 2015), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Bulgaria for its contributions to the Alliance’s missions and operations, and stressed the need to keep NATO strong by implementing the Readiness Action Plan. After talks with President Rosen Plevneliev, the Secretary General praised Bulgaria’s role within the Alliance, saying “Bulgaria is a valued Ally”.

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