Brussels/Beijing: NATO has described China as one of its strategic priorities for the first time and even said Beijing’s ambitions and its “coercive policies” challenge the Western bloc’s “interests, security and values”.
Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has canceled his visit to Berlin, the German defense ministry said on Thursday, adding that the reasons were not mentioned.
London/UNI: UK's Defence Minister has said that it would be acceptable for Ukrainian forces to use Western weapons to attack military targets on Russian soil, BBC reported on Tuesday.
Helsinki: Finland should not delay applying for a NATO membership as it may become more difficult to join in the future, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Saturday.
Ankara: Turkey has shut its airspace for Syria-bound Russian civilian and military planes, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying Saturday by local media.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Political dialogue between Russia and NATO is impossible in the current conditions, it makes no sense to even talk about the conditions for resuming contacts, Nikolay Kobrinets, the Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European cooperation department, told Sputnik.
Brussels/IBNS: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday urged NATO to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid as the Russian attack continues for a month now.
Washington/IBNS: President Joe Biden Friday ruled out any direct intervention by the United States in Russia's war against Ukraine stating that such NATO-Kremlin clash would lead to "World War 3".
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has admitted that Prime Minister Imran Khan could have avoided slamming Western powers publicly.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced during his visit to Latvia the early renewal of Canada's military contribution to NATO's mission, known as Operation Reassurance one year before it was scheduled to end.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support to the leaders of three Baltic countries bordering Russia in their fight against not only the Kremlin's war on Ukraine but its cyberattacks on their countries.
Vienna/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated on Friday that the alliance is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine.
Brussels/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has accused Russia of planning an attack on Ukraine under a fabricated pretext, at the same time denying the validity of the alliance's commitment in 1991 not to expand eastward.
Ottawa/IBNS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will expand its military training mission in Ukraine by deploying 60 more troops to the country in the coming days, intelligence sharing, support to combat cyberattacks and shipping non-lethal equipment to help the latter face the threat of Russian invasion.
Kyiv: The US has sent a ship with two Island-class patrol boats for the Ukrainian port of Odessa on November 8 days after it expressed fears of a possible Russian attack, media reports said.