Showing posts with label Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Show all posts

Monday, November 17, 2014

Μόσχα: «Αερολογίες του ΝΑΤΟ» τα περί ρωσικών στρατευμάτων στην Ουκρανία

 H ρωσική διπλωματία χαρακτήρισε «αερολογίες» τις κατηγορίες του ΝΑΤΟ σχετικά με την παρουσία ρωσικών στρατευμάτων στην ανατολική Ουκρανία και εξέφρασε την εκτίμηση ότι το Βορειοατλαντικό Σύμφωνο τροφοδοτεί τα «αντιρωσικά συναισθήματα» προκειμένου να δικαιολογήσει την αυξημένη παρουσία στρατευμάτων του στα σύνορα της Ρωσίας.

Friday, September 5, 2014

NATO leaders take decisions to ensure robust Alliance

Photo: nato.int
Text from the NATO Homepage , 05 Sep. 2014:

The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. “This is a demonstration of our solidarity and resolve,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. 

The Secretary General said that Allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, violent extremism in the Middle East and instability in North Africa.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Troupes russes en Ukraine: l'information douteuse de l'Otan (VIPS à Merkel)

D'anciens officiers du renseignement US de Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), ont écrit une lettre ouverte (publiée sur le site warisacrime.org.) à la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel pour l'avertir que l'information sur l'invasion de troupes russes en Ukraine est fausse.
"Les accusations d'+invasion+ d'envergure en Ukraine, portées contre la Russie, ne sont pas appuyées par des preuves convaincantes", lit-on dans ce mémorandum, signé par neuf anciens fonctionnaires des services de renseignement américains.

Monday, September 1, 2014

NATO to increase presence in eastern Europe (the right forces and the right equipment in the right place)

BRUSSELS. -NATO will bolster its defenses in Eastern Europe following Russia’s actions in Ukraine, announced its secretary-general.
Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced a "Readiness Action Plan" in response to Russia’s aggressive behavior in Ukraine, in a press conference in Brussels on Monday, ahead of a NATO summit meeting in Wales on September 4-5.
"The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the right forces and the right equipment in the right place, at the right time," Rasmussen said.

Friday, August 29, 2014

NATO tells Russia to halt ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine as rebels seize coastal town (video: NATO Secretary General - Statement)

NATO told Russia on Friday to halt its "illegal" military actions in Ukraine after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the escalating conflict.

Western fears of wider confrontation have spiraled after NATO said Russia had sent troops to fight in Ukraine and funneled huge amounts of heavy weaponry to the pro-Kremlin rebels.

"We condemn in the strongest terms Russia's continued disregard of its international obligations," NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after an emergency meeting of the alliance on the crisis.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Russia’s Defense Ministry Denies NATO Accusations of Military Involvement in Ukraine

MOSCOW, August 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied NATO’s “another portion of accusations” against Russia, now of direct military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, including the use of Russian forces, hardware and artillery.
“We no longer pay attention to the allegations made by Mr. [Anders Fogh] Rasmussen and his press secretary. There is no sense to comment on them. Again, nothing more that Twitter,” ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
“These developments are even more worrying as they coincide with a major escalation in Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine since mid-August, including the use of Russian forces,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday condemning entry of Russian humanitarian convoy into Ukraine.

Friday, August 22, 2014

NATO Secretary General condemns entry of Russian convoy into Ukraine

NATO Homepage , 22 Aug. 2014:

"I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia. It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists.

Friday, August 15, 2014

NATO accuses Russia of escalating Ukraine conflict. (The success of the Alliance will depend on all Allies investing adequately in security and defence)

NATO has said that Russia, while calling for de-escalation of the Ukraine conflict, had in fact been escalating it.
NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said the alliance was checking eyewitness reports that a column of at least 23 Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight.
A Reuters reporter at the scene saw a dozen armoured personnel carriers (APCs) on the move not far from a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine................http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0815/637230-ukraine-russia/
15/8/14

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Monday, August 11, 2014

NATO says would help defend Turkey if threatened by Islamic State

NATO would take all steps necessary to defend alliance member Turkey if it were threatened by Islamic State fighters who have made gains in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Aug. 11.

"We are very much concerned about the activities of the so-called Islamic State, which is a bunch of terrorists, and it is of utmost importance to stop their advance," Rasmussen told Reuters in an interview.

"If any of our allies, and in this case of course particularly Turkey, were to be threatened from any source of threat, we won't hesitate to take all steps necessary to ensure effective defence of Turkey or any other ally," he said.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

NATO Chief Threatens Russia With More Sanctions Over Ukraine

KIEV, August 7 (RIA Novosti) — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday that more sanctions will be imposed on Russia if the situation in southeastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate.
"I have no doubt the international community will respond with tougher sanctions if Russia continues to intervene further," he told reporters during his visit to Ukraine’s capital Kiev.
The statement came on the day Russia announced embargo on US and European agricultural goods in response to the latest Western restrictions on the country’s economic, defense and energy sectors.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NATO Chief, (Anders Fogh Rasmussen), Accuses Russia of Stirring Up conflicts in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen accused Russia of stirring up conflicts in Moldova, Georgia and in Ukraine, and once again stressed that Ukrainian self-defense forces are involved into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.
“Ever since the collapse of communism, NATO has made efforts to engage with Moscow, offering more co-operation on more issues than to any other non-NATO country, and striving towards a strategic partnership,” Rasmussen wrote in an article for the Financial Times. “Russia’s response has been to tear up the rule book, stir up conflict in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, and challenge the rules-based international order. Russian-backed separatists have been linked to the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Georgia unprepared for NATO membership (Irakly Alasaniya, defense minister)

...Minister Irakly Alasaniya said his country needs some time "to be completely ready for a full-fledged NATO membership in terms of the country’s political system, security measures and defense level", TASS reports.

"Georgia is not ready for this [NATO membership] and we speak currently about further steps for the country to be taken toward integration with NATO," Alasaniya said commenting on a statement delivered earlier in the month by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

NATO Foreign Ministers agree Alliance’s door to new members remains open. - (FYROM Propaganda?)

NATO Homepage, 25 Jun. 2014:
[http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_111257.htm]

NATO Foreign Ministers have agreed that the Alliance’s door remains open to new members, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday (25 June 2014) at the start of the second day of ministerial talks. The Secretary General said that September’s Wales Summit “will mark the success” of NATO’s Open Door Policy and maintain its momentum. “Let me be clear: NATO’s door remains open and no third country has a veto over NATO enlargement.”

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NATO warns of Russian army boost near Ukraine.

Secretary general says thousand more Russian troops have been deployed to the Ukrainian border....
Russia has resumed a military build-up near Ukrainian border, the NATO secretary general has said, calling the deployments "a very regrettable step backward".

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that Moscow appeared bent on using its military to intimidate Ukraine further. 

"I can confirm that we now see a new Russian military build-up - at least a few thousand more Russian troops deployed to the Ukrainian border, and we see troop manoeuvres in the neighbourhood of Ukraine," he said.

Friday, June 13, 2014

NATO head to visit Turkey for talks on consulate attack

BRUSSELS. -NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will meet with Turkey's president, prime minister, and other senior government figures when he visits the country on Sunday to discuss the kidnapping of Turkish nationals by militants in Iraq, an official said. 


Rasmussen will meet with Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Secretary-General Rasmussen says doesn't see a role for NATO in Iraq

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on June 12 he didn't see a role for the organisation in Iraq after Islamist militants seized swathes of territory in the country and took 80 Turkish citizens hostage.

Rasmussen condemned the violence and called for immediate release of the hostages.

"We urge the hostage takers to release the hostages immediately. Nothing can justify this criminal act ... I don't see a role for NATO in Iraq, but of course we follow the situation closely and urge all parties involved to stop the violence," Rasmussen said during a conference in Madrid. "Nothing can justify this criminal act."

Monday, May 26, 2014

NATO Secretary General congratulates Ukrainian people on Elections

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday congratulated the Ukrainian people on their presidential elections:
 
"I congratulate the people of Ukraine, who peacefully exercised their right to vote in Sunday’s presidential election. They showed their commitment to freedom and democracy and their determination to decide their own future.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NATO Secretary General welcomes Montenegro's achievements, encourages further reforms

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday (22 May 2014) welcomed the achievements Montenegro has made in implementing key reforms to meet NATO standards. The Secretary General encouraged Montenegro to continue those reforms. “NATO is committed to the future of the Western Balkans as a natural part of the Euro-Atlantic family. So I look forward to seeing Montenegro join the Euro-Atlantic family as soon as you are ready,” he said.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

China urges Japan to maintain regional peace. -- Abe's remarks about China's rising military spending.

China urges Japan to face up to history and reality and make efforts to maintain regional peace and stability, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments when asked to respond to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks Tuesday in which he expressed concern about China's rising military spending.

Abe on Tuesday signed an agreement with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to enhance ties with the alliance during his visit to the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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