NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledges the alliance’s support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev, as the ex-Soviet republic faces a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in its eastern regions. .
Speaking in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, US President Barack Obama said Russian aggression in Ukraine that threatens a Europe dedicated to peace will not be without consequences and Moscow is feeling the pinch: “Make no mistake, Russia is paying a price. Capital is fleeing, foreign investment is plummeting because investors know that today’s Russia is […]
President Barack Obama announced that Western nations will broaden sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine during a speech at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. He also pledged that NATO members would continue to have a military presence in Eastern and Central Europe to reassure allies in the face of Russian aggression. Obama […]
Russian troops and their local allies in Crimea have increased pressure on Ukraine’s military since Russia moved to annex the region – and there has been nothing Ukrainian or Western forces could do about it. From London, VOA’s Al Pessin reports on the military situation in eastern Ukraine and its strategic implications. .
Western leaders are to mull further steps including sanctions against Russia, after satellite images were released backing up NATO’s claim that Russian combat forces are engaging in military operations in Ukraine. .
(4 Dec 2018) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ NATO TV – AP CLIENTS ONLY Brussels – 4 December 2018 1. Various of arrival of the Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO: “We will address Russia’s destabilising behaviour. We recently saw how Russia used military force […]