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#NATO

# nato - March March 2022

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 9:20 PM 30,760 Views 70 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland’s neutrality has never stopped us participating in world events.

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’
# NATO
# NATO

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’

Mar 24th 2022, 2:56 PM 14,408 Views 18 Comments

In a video address, Ukraine’s president reminded Nato leaders that thousands of Ukrainians have died in the past month.

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway
# Drills
# Drills

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway

Mar 19th 2022, 11:40 AM 21,564 Views 13 Comments

The exercise was unrelated to the war in Ukraine.

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?

Mar 9th 2022, 5:40 PM 28,095 Views 24 Comments

Security analyst Dr Tom Clonan said the West giving Ukraine fighter jets is much more “provocative” than anti-tank missiles.

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war
# Rejection
# Rejection

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war

Mar 9th 2022, 6:59 AM 25,011 Views 60 Comments

Any decision to provide the MiGs would be a morale booster for Ukraine, but it also would raise the risks of a wider war.

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?

Mar 8th 2022, 6:00 PM 7,398 Views 1 Comment

Listen to hear Andrew Cottey from UCC to explain more.

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea

Mar 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,344 Views 38 Comments

Ukrainian officials have continued to call for direct air-support from the international community.

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
# Escalation Risks
# Escalation Risks

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft

Updated Mar 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 71,116 Views 56 Comments

The US said it is ‘working actively’ on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.

# nato - February February 2022

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion
# NATO
# NATO

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion

Feb 25th 2022, 10:51 PM 37,893 Views 48 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance will ‘defend every ally against any attack’.

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,221 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped

Feb 10th 2022, 5:02 PM 9,568 Views 22 Comments

Translations of what Sergei said indicate that he described their meeting like “a mute person talking to a deaf person”.

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war

Feb 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,250 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister said the Russian forces are being used primarily “for political pressure and blackmail”.

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 2:33 PM 24,242 Views 39 Comments

Throughout history, false flag operations have been mounted many times to justify the invasion of a neighbouring territory.

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals
# Progress
# Progress

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 9:45 PM 23,534 Views 26 Comments

But the Kremlin also warned that the situation is too complex for a breakthrough after “just one meeting”.

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
# Leaders Meeting
# Leaders Meeting

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,967 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 9,671 Views 32 Comments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania
# Defuse
# Defuse

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 3:50 PM 20,275 Views 75 Comments
  • The Pentagon has said the troops would be in place 'in the coming days'.
  • US officials have said these may be 'preliminary' steps and more troops may follow.
  • France is also set to send troops to bolster NATO forces.
Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine
# Tensions
# Tensions

Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine

Feb 2nd 2022, 7:47 AM 13,813 Views 35 Comments

The Russian president was speaking last night.

# nato - January January 2022

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise
# Vincent Guérend
# Vincent Guérend

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise

Jan 28th 2022, 12:07 AM 48,956 Views 55 Comments

French Ambassador Vincent Guérend spoke to The Journal about his country’s perspective on the Russian exercise.

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Russia
# Russia

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 9:43 PM 74,899 Views 92 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 19,197 Views 34 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Russia to conduct missile tests in Irish-patrolled waters 240km off south-west coast

Updated Jan 22nd 2022, 6:40 PM 257,782 Views 162 Comments

The missile test will take place in the first week of February in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

Jan 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,231 Views 45 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

US and Nato reject Russian demands for easing Ukraine tensions, but open to future talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US and Nato reject Russian demands for easing Ukraine tensions, but open to future talks

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 10,080 Views 16 Comments

US secretary of state Wendy Sherman reaffirmed that some of Putin’s security demands “are simply non-starters”.

NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks

Jan 7th 2022, 6:32 PM 13,903 Views 18 Comments

High-ranking officials from the United States and Russia are set to hold talks in Geneva on Monday.

# nato - Last year 2021

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats
# Russia
# Russia

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats

Dec 21st 2021, 8:20 PM 24,656 Views 26 Comments

He said Russia “will react toughly to unfriendly steps”, adding that he wanted to underscore that “we have every right to do so”.

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry
# Jens Stoltenberg
# Jens Stoltenberg

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry

Dec 10th 2021, 10:55 PM 25,758 Views 59 Comments

Jens Stoltenberg was speaking at a joint news conference with Germany’s Chacellor Olaf Scholz.

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?

Dec 10th 2021, 1:08 PM 14,630 Views 10 Comments

Nearly 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

Dec 1st 2021, 5:59 PM 16,178 Views 35 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says

Sep 5th 2021, 7:26 PM 7,705 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban’s chief spokesman said the group wanted “strong and official diplomatic relations with Germany”.

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 14th 2021, 12:20 PM 3,879 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?

Mar 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 32,554 Views 75 Comments

As debates continued this week around how a united Ireland would look, Lee outlines the defence challenges it would pose.

# nato - All time

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'

Sep 5th 2020, 10:52 AM 17,264 Views 60 Comments

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.

Trump brands Trudeau 'two-faced' after video appears to capture world leaders mocking him
# Goss
# Goss

Trump brands Trudeau 'two-faced' after video appears to capture world leaders mocking him

Updated Dec 4th 2019, 10:00 PM 70,562 Views 91 Comments

A video shows Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson appearing to mock Trump.

Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron
# NATO Summit
# NATO Summit

Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 11:20 AM 35,610 Views 52 Comments

Trump is in London for a two-day meeting of alliance leaders.

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary
# NATO
# NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 8th 2019, 10:55 PM 15,712 Views 38 Comments

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US
# NATO
# NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

Jul 12th 2019, 3:02 PM 21,641 Views 68 Comments

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says
# European Army
# European Army

France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says

Nov 16th 2018, 9:02 PM 11,979 Views 54 Comments

“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”

Putin and Trump morph into one on Time front cover as world continues to react to Helsinki summit
# Helsinki Summit
# Helsinki Summit

Putin and Trump morph into one on Time front cover as world continues to react to Helsinki summit

Jul 19th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,430 Views 58 Comments

President Putin today told Russian diplomats his views following the summit in Helsinki on Monday.

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident
# Sciatica
# Sciatica

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

Jul 18th 2018, 10:46 PM 37,566 Views 74 Comments

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.