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NATO scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea

NATO scrambled Spanish and Italian fighter aircraft on Thursday (29 July 2021) to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea. The NATO fighters, assigned to NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission, identified two Il-22PP Mute electronic warfare aircraft and an Su-24 Fencer fighter aircraft. An IL-76 Candid transport aircraft was also tracked and escorted. The Russian aircraft did not have flight plans nor transmit transponder codes, and thus posed a potential risk to civilian flights.
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Coronavirus response: NATO and Hungary deliver ventilators to Ukraine

Ukraine has received ten ventilators from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile to help the country respond to coronavirus infections. The NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre and Hungary coordinated the donation in response to a request by Ukraine for COVID-19 assistance.
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Secretary General marks 10th anniversary of Norway terrorist attacks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 10th anniversary of the July 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway on Thursday (22 July 2021) saying that “hatred is still present”, but that open societies will prevail.
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NATO welcomes stronger cooperation with the Republic of Korea

NATO officials welcomed Mr. Kyung-Hyup Kim, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (22 July 2021) for talks on common security challenges and NATO’s partnership with Seoul.
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Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise

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NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea

Over 2,000 forces and 30 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2021 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July and wraps up today (19 July), involves forces from 14 NATO Allies and partners – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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NATO’s new Atlantic command declares full operational capability

On 15 July 2021, Allied Joint Force Command Norfolk declared Full Operational Capability and marked the occasion with a ceremony presided over by its Commander, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis. General Milley, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also attended the ceremony.
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Eight Allies reshape the logistics for ammunitions

The Defence Ministers of Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday (16 July 2021) to modernize the storage and provision of ammunitions. Under the new Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative – or MAWI - participating Allies will create a single set of principles for the storage and management of ammunition stockpiles in various multinational warehouse locations.
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NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme continues its long-standing contribution to the sustainment of Afghan defence and security institutions

For more than a decade, through its Defence Education Enhancement Programme, NATO has supported the development and sustainment of Afghan national defence and security military education system. This programme is articulated through three intertwined pillars: curriculum development, faculty development and institutional assistance.
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NATO Partners are invaluable assets to our security and our Alliance, underscores director of the NATO International Military Staff

On 13 July 2021, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann under the auspices of the Cooperative Security Division hosted the first in-person meeting with NATO Partners at NATO HQ since the start of pandemic. The meeting provided an opportunity to present the outcomes of the NATO Summit and explore ways to enhance existing partnerships.

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