'Russian state bodies' involved in alleged Montenegro coup plot, says prosecutor
A Montenegrin prosecutor has said that “Russian state bodies” were involved in a coup attempt during October’s election, with the aim of stopping the Balkan country from joining Nato, APA reported citing The Guardian.
12:03 20 February
Lavrov, Mogherini discuss situation in Eastern Ukraine
Lavrov and Mogherini discussed on Saturday the situation in eastern Ukraine among other issues, a statement published on the website of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:29 19 February
Former NATO chief predicts alliance's death if 'US won't keep up commitment'
Reduced US engagement in NATO will undermine the military alliance and possibly mean its end, the bloc’s former secretary general, Andres Fogh Rasmussen, told Sputnik on Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
04:27 19 February
Russia wants pragmatic relations with U.S., says Lavrov
Russia wants to build pragmatic relations with the United States based on mutual respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:31 19 February
Stoltenberg: suspension of cooperation with Russia doesn’t mean suspension of dialogue
NATO’s suspending practical cooperation with Russia does not imply suspension of political dialogue, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, APA reports quoting TASS.
01:34 19 February
NATO Expansion Resulted in Unprecedented Level of Tension in Europe - Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov thinks that the NATO expansion has resulted in an unprecedented level of tensions across the European continent, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:00 18 February
Islam is not source of terrorism, says Germany's Merkel
Islam is not the source of terrorism, and Islamic scholars and Muslim countries should speak up against fundamentalists to make this clear to the world, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:11 18 February
Foreign ministry: NATO is cornerstone of Turkey’s defence and security policy
Turkey will continue to contribute to NATO and remains fully committed to its NATO obligations, says the statement of Turkish foreign ministry on the 65th anniversary of Turkey’s membership to NATO, APA reports.
13:34 18 February
Munich Security Conference kicks off
The 53rd Munich Security Conference kicked off in Germany Feb. 17.
18:01 17 February
Moldovan president vows to close NATO’s Chisinau office if it opens in April as planned
If NATO Liaison Office in Moldova’s capital of Chisinau opens in April as planned, it will be closed after the next parliamentary elections, the country’s president Igor Dodon said in an interview with Russia’s Rossiya 24 TV channel, APA reported citing TASS.
17:06 17 February
Munich Security Conference to kick off today
The 53rd Munich Security Conference will kick off on Feb. 17.
11:00 17 February
NATO chief praises Georgia's progress in defense reforms implementation
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised on Thursday Georgia's progress on defense reforms path, stressing that the partnership between the Alliance and Tbilisi was rather strong, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:29 17 February
Russia may lose interest in dialogue with NATO if it yields no results — NATO envoy
Russia believes dialogue with NATO is useful but will lose any interest in it if it yields no results, Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said on Thursday, APA reports quoting TASS.
02:30 17 February
Lavrov says Tillerson ready to support Syrian peace talks in Astana
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is ready to support Syrian peace talks in Astana, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:17 16 February
Russian experts explain reasons behind holding of Gerasimov-Dunford in Baku
The holding in Baku of the meeting between the chiefs of general staff of the Russian and US armed forces stands to several reasons. The first reason is that Baku has a great international reputation. Azerbaijan is the most stable country in the region and the country’s leader has a great reputation in the international arena. The second reason is that Azerbaijan has good relations with both Russian and the United States. The third reason is that Azerbaijan’s relations with Russia are based on mutual trust. Russia is trying to get its strategic partner Azerbaijan involved in the international negotiation process," Director of the Institute for Political Studies Sergey Markov said in a statement to APA.
19:42 16 February
US will not collaborate with Russian military, says Trump's Defence Secretary Jim Mattis
America’s defence minister has said that the US was not in a position “right now” for military collaboration with Russia - a blow to those in Moscow who may wish for a speedy strategic realignment following the election of Donald Trump, APA reports citing Independent.
18:56 16 February
Top US military official thanks Azerbaijan for hosting meeting with his Russian counterpart
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on Thursday met with a delegation led by Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
16:00 16 February
MP: Holding of Dunford-Gerasimov meeting in Baku indicates two big states’ trust in Azerbaijan
It is no coincidence that Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Chief of the General Staff of Russia's Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov have decided to hold the crucial meeting in Baku. First and foremost, this fact is an indicator of the two big states’ trust and confidence in Azerbaijan, MP Hikmat Babaoglu told APA on Thursday.
15:56 16 February
Baku meeting of top US, Russian military officers ‘important’ – NATO chief
A meeting to be held between Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov in Baku Feb. 16 is important, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, APA reported citing RFE/RL.
12:55 16 February
US issues warning to NATO allies on defense spending
The U.S. could “moderate” its commitment to NATO if other members did not meet spending commitments, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
01:38 16 February