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9 Nov. 2017

NATO Allies brief Russian arms control inspectors

As part of NATO Allies’ ongoing commitment to transparency, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are hosting Russian arms control inspectors this week. The inspectors toured a number of military sites, including some used by multinational NATO battlegroups. NATO deployed defensive forces to the region – known as enhanced forward presence – following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine. One battlegroup, roughly 1,000-strong, is now stationed in each of the Baltic countries and Poland to deter any possible aggression.

9 Nov. 2017

NATO discusses defence and security sector reforms in Skopje

A team of representatives from NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), together with experts from Bulgaria, Germany and the United States, visited Skopje, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ from 30 October to 2 November 2017. They reviewed the government’s progress on defence education reforms and identified clear priorities for the future.

26 Oct. 2017

Secretary General discusses NATO-Russia Council

The NATO-Russia Council met on Thursday (26 October 2017) in Brussels, for the third time this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired the meeting, noted that Allies and Russia had an open and useful exchange on three topics: Ukraine, Afghanistan and transparency and risk reduction. “Our dialogue is not easy, but that is exactly why our dialogue is so important,” he stressed.

6 Oct. 2017

Ukraine and Afghanistan win their first-ever medals at the Invictus Games

Athletes from Team Ukraine returned home with 14 medals, despite participating in the Invictus Games for the first time. Vadym Sviridenko, a Ukrainian army medic who lost his hands and feet two years ago, was one of them. He won a bronze medal for the four-minute indoor rowing competition. “It’s what we have been moving towards and working on all year,” he said.

21 Sep. 2017

NATO and Polish university enhance Ukraine’s defence education through e-learning

A group of ten specialists from the National Defence University (NDU) of Ukraine completed a course in electronic learning (e-learning) at the Cuiavian University in Wloclawek, Poland from 8 to 12 September 2017. They received their certification from the Rector of the Cuiavian University, Professor Stanislaw Kunikowski. The course was part of NATO’s work with Ukraine to further develop its defence education system under the Organization’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP).

21 Sep. 2017

NATO Secretary General meets world leaders in New York

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met a number of world leaders in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday and Thursday (20-21 September 2017).

13 Sep. 2017

NATO supports Mongolia in transforming its defence education system

Mongolia recently marked the successful achievement of goals set under its Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with NATO. Through DEEP, Mongolia has completed an ambitious multi-year plan for the modernisation of its professional military education system. Since 2013, the National Defence University of Mongolia (MNDU) has implemented a new core curriculum for staff officers, reviewed instructors’ teaching methods and placed greater emphasis on English and other foreign language teaching.

29 Aug. 2017

NATO Allies and partners help Georgia fight major forest fire

NATO Allies and partners have helped Georgia contain a major forest fire in the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia. Recognising that inhabited areas could be at risk, the Georgian authorities approached NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) for assistance on 29 August 2017. Shortly thereafter, assets from NATO Allies and partners were on the scene: Turkey provided one firefighting aircraft and two helicopters; Azerbaijan provided a firefighting helicopter; and Ukraine provided a firefighting aircraft. By Friday (1 September 2017), the fire had been contained.

26 Jul. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General and US Special Representative Kurt Volker hold talks on Ukraine

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (26 July 2017). Ms. Gottemoeller and Ambassador Volker discussed the security situation in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s reforms, and NATO’s support for Ukraine.

13 Jul. 2017

Secretary General discusses NATO-Russia Council

The NATO-Russia Council met on Thursday (13 July 2017) in Brussels. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a read-out of discussions following the meeting. He noted that Allies and Russia had a frank and constructive discussion on three key issues: Ukraine, Afghanistan and transparency and risk reduction. ''Dialogue can be difficult, but it is also essential,'' he stressed.

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