• Russian soldiers watch a transporter-loader place an Iskander-M shorter-range missile onto a launcher during an exercise
    Last update: 13:50 26.04.2017
    13:50 26.04.2017

    Russia 'Doing Everything' to Protect Itself Amid NATO Expansion

    Moscow is doing its best to protect the country amid the NATO expansion, Russia's envoy to the bloc said.

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  • A US soldier peers through binoculars
    Last update: 12:41 26.04.2017
    12:41 26.04.2017

    NATO Steps Up Reconnaissance Near Russian Borders - General Staff

    NATO is intensifying intelligence activities near the Russian borders, the Russian General Staff's chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov said on Wednesday.

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  • Estonian soldiers take part in NATO military exercise Hedgehog 2015 at the Tapa training range in Estonia May 12, 2015
    Last update: 10:51 26.04.2017
    10:51 26.04.2017

    NATO Shows 'Forceful Advance' in Norway, Baltics, Arctic - Russian MoD

    NATO is pursuing a policy of "a forced advancement of interests", the Russian defense minister said.

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  • A man waves an anti NATO and EU flag during an anti NATO rally in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, March 27, 2016.
    Last update: 09:40 26.04.2017
    09:40 26.04.2017

    Serbia 'Remains Military Neutral State' Despite Montenegro's NATO Bid

    Serbia will not follow suit despite neighboring Montenegro's NATO aspirations, its defense minister said.

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  • Polish army soldiers take part in the Saber Strike NATO military exercise in Adazi, Latvia, June 13, 2016.
    Last update: 16:15 18.04.2017
    16:15 18.04.2017

    Canada to Lead NATO Battlegroup in Latvia

    Canada will lead a NATO battlegroup in Latvia during the largest sustained military presence in NATO territory since the early 1990s.

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  • Estonian soldiers take part in an annual military exercise together with several units from other NATO member states
    Last update: 20:09 04.04.2017
    20:09 04.04.2017

    NATO Statements About Defensive Actions in E Europe 'Do Not Reflect Reality'

    What NATO is doing is absolutely different from what it claims to be doing, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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  • A US soldier looks from the armored vehicle Humvee as US military convoy arrives to the Czech army barracks on March 30, 2015 in Prague after entering the Czech Republic at the border crossing in Harrachov on the way from Baltic countries to base in Vilseck, southern Germany
    Last update: 15:55 30.03.2017
    15:55 30.03.2017

    NATO Aircraft More Active Over Baltic Sea Than Russia - Putin

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) activity over the Baltic airspace is higher by several factors than that of Russia, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

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  • Anti-NATO graffiti in Montenegro
    Last update: 11:57 27.03.2017
    11:57 27.03.2017

    Attempts to 'Push Balkans Into NATO, Change Their Genetic Code' Destabilize the Region

    Dragging Balkan nations into NATO destabilizes the region, according to Russia's ambassador to Serbia.

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  • U.S. soldiers stand next to the M1 Abrams tanks that will be deployed in Latvia for NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve in Garkalne, Latvia February 8, 2017
    Last update: 10:47 25.02.2017
    10:47 25.02.2017

    NATO 'Should Have Dissolved' Years Ago, But Chose 'Aggressive Expansion' Instead

    The North Atlantic Alliance should have been disbanded after the end of the Cold War, paving the way for global disarmament and demilitarization, Jakob Reimann wrote in an opinion post for Der Freitag, adding that the bloc opted instead to pursue a path of "aggressive eastward expansion" which has sparked the risk of a conflict with Russia.

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  • Anti-NATO graffiti in Montenegro
    Last update: 15:51 22.02.2017
    15:51 22.02.2017

    Montenegrins Calling for NATO Referendum Count on Support From Europe - NGO

    A prominent peace activist said Montenegrins counted on the support from democratic European forces in their pursuit of a NATO membership referendum.

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  • German soldiers attend a ceremony to welcome the German battalion being deployed to Lithuania as part of NATO deterrence measures against Russia in Rukla, Lithuania February 7, 2017
    Last update: 15:27 21.02.2017
    15:27 21.02.2017

    Moscow Ready to Work With NATO Despite Its Non-Cooperative Stance Toward Russia

    Russia is ready for dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on issues including counterterrorism, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

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  • M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks are lined up on rail cars
    Last update: 15:08 26.01.2017
    15:08 26.01.2017

    NATO's Massive Deployment to Eastern Europe 'Ratchets up Tensions' With Russia

    The Pentagon's massive deployment to Eastern Europe and the Baltics, which has seen the US send approximately 4,000 troops and military equipment to the region, "ratchets up tensions" and increases confrontation with Russia, security analyst Charles Shoebridge, a former counterterrorism officer at the British Army, told Radio Sputnik.

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  • US Colonel Christopher Norrie is pictured during a welcome ceremony at the Polish-German border in Olszyna, Poland on January 12, 2017
    Last update: 16:11 18.01.2017
    16:11 18.01.2017

    NATO's Military Buildup Close to Russia 'is Not About Protecting' European Borders

    The United States and NATO have deployed additional forces and military equipment to Central and Eastern European nations, as well as the Baltic states, citing security concerns as the reason, but the largest buildup in the bloc's history is not aimed at protecting NATO's eastern flank, Professor Janusz Niedzwiedzki told Sputnik.

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  • Estonian soldiers take part in NATO military exercise Hedgehog 2015 at the Tapa training range in Estonia May 12, 2015
    Last update: 16:35 17.01.2017
    16:35 17.01.2017

    Estonia, US Sign Agreement on Defense Cooperation - Estonian Defense Ministry

    Estonian Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna and US Ambassador to Estonia James Melville signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation in the defense sphere, the Estonian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

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  • Nuclear explosion
    Last update: 21:40 12.01.2017
    21:40 12.01.2017

    US-NATO 'Buildup on Russian Border Could Lead to Nuclear War' - Nobel Laureate

    US political leaders have falsely accused Moscow of threatening NATO member states while the alliance aggressively builds up military forces on Russia’s border, Nobel Peace Prize winner and global peace activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik.

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  • A royal Marine from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from a Landing craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft in Harstad, Norway.
    Last update: 15:20 11.01.2017
    15:20 11.01.2017

    UK Takes Rotating Command of NATO High Readiness Task Force

    London has accepted the rotating command of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force.

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  • Paratroopers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade depart Lielvarde Airbase (NATO), Latvia. File photo
    Last update: 16:24 09.01.2017
    16:24 09.01.2017

    Putin 'Has to Respond to NATO's Military Buildup' in Eastern Europe and Baltics

    The Kremlin will have to respond to NATO's muscle flexing in Eastern Europe and the Baltics because Moscow sees it as a threat, Dr. Martin McCauley, Senior Lecturer at the University of London, told Radio Sputnik, commenting on the Pentagon's latest deployment to the region.

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  • US marines take part in a multinational NATO military exercise Agile Spirit 2015 at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi  (File)
    Last update: 13:12 22.11.2016
    13:12 22.11.2016

    Russia Doing Everything Possible to Protect Borders Amid NATO Expansion - Kremlin

    Russia is doing everything possible to rightfully protect itself from the expansion of the aggressive North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

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  • Russia, NATO
    Last update: 13:54 18.11.2016
    13:54 18.11.2016

    'No Way We Can Isolate Russia, We Have to Manage Our Relationship' - NATO Chief

    The NATO chief called for dialogue with Moscow and welcomed contacts between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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  • Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade soldiers (R) walk with U.S. 82nd Airborne Division soldiers during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, Poland (File)
    Last update: 14:16 16.11.2016
    14:16 16.11.2016

    Italian M5S Movement 'Against NATO's Creeping Policy' of Nearing Russian Border

    An opposition Five Stars (M5S) Movement condemns the Italian government's policy in respect to the country's troops deployment to the NATO mission in Latvia and calls on the European Union to join the alliance with Russia against terrorism, a member of the Italian parliament from the M5S party and a member of its delegation to Moscow told Sputnik.

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