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NATO-Russia : setting the record straight

NATO-Russia relations: the facts

NATO-Russia relations: the facts

Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. This webpage sets out the facts.

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Secretary General previews meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, discusses NATO-Russia Council

Secretary General previews meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, discusses NATO-Russia Council

30 Mar. 2017

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the agenda of this week’s meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in a press conference on Thursday (30 March 2017). On Friday, ministers will address topics including defence spending and the fight against terrorism, and pave the way for the Brussels meeting of NATO leaders on 25 May. The Secretary General also gave a read-out of discussions in the NATO-Russia Council. The Secretary General noted that Allies and Russia had a substantial meeting on topics of common concern, including the situation in and around Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan and risk reduction and transparency. “When tensions run high, it is even more important to keep talking with each other,” he added.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses risk reduction and military transparency at OSCE conference

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses risk reduction and military transparency at OSCE conference

03 Oct. 2016

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow outlined key steps needed to strengthen the Euro-Atlantic security system in a speech at the OSCE Security Days conference in Vienna on Monday (3 October 2016). Participating in a panel discussion on ‘Preventing and Managing Close Military Encounters in Times of Crisis’, Ambassador Vershbow stressed the importance of modernising the Vienna Document on military transparency.

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  • NATO Secretary General interview with Russia24, 24 APR 2017
    • NATO Secretary General interview with Russia24, 24 APR 2017 24 Apr. 2017
  • NATO Secretary General statement following NATO-Russia Council
    • NATO Secretary General statement following NATO-Russia Council 19 Dec. 2016
  • Myth 4: NATO missile defence targets Russia
    • Myth 4: NATO missile defence targets Russia 18 Nov. 2016
  • Myth 3: NATO has violated the NATO-Russia Founding Act
    • Myth 3: NATO has violated the NATO-Russia Founding Act 18 Nov. 2016
  • Myth 2: NATO is encircling Russia
    • Myth 2: NATO is encircling Russia 16 Nov. 2016
  • Myth 1: NATO outlived its purpose after the Cold War
    • Myth 1: NATO outlived its purpose after the Cold War 16 Nov. 2016
  • How it works - NATO Ballistic Missile Defence
    • How it works - NATO Ballistic Missile Defence 08 Jul. 2016
  • Belarusian observer team with a guest inspector from Russia at Exercise Anakonda 2016
    • Belarusian observer team with a guest inspector from Russia at Exercise Anakonda 2016 16 Jun. 2016
  •  Invisible Shield: countering ballistic missile attacks
    • Invisible Shield: countering ballistic missile attacks 05 Sep. 2014
  • How does an air interception work?
    • How does an air interception work? 12 Nov. 2015
  • Why does NATO exercise?
    • Why does NATO exercise? 29 Oct. 2015
  • Why invite observers to NATO exercises?
    • Why invite observers to NATO exercises? 31 Oct. 2015
  • What is the NATO Response Force (NRF)?
    • What is the NATO Response Force (NRF)? 30 Oct. 2015
  • Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - full documentary
    • Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - full documentary 17 Jul. 2015

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