Belarus-NATO

03.12.2017

Russia’s Foreign Minister on NATO influencing CSTO’s neighbors
Russia’s Foreign Minister on NATO influencing CSTO’s neighbors The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has given a big interview to the program “Picture of the World”. In his interview to Yuri Koziyatko, Sergei Lavrov commented on the provocative behavior of the USA, the missile-nuclear actions of Pyongyang and the situation concerning the 218 Olympic Games in South Korea.

25.09.2017

West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers The military exercise "West-2017" was completed. Alexander Lukashenko, as President of the country and as Supreme Commander-in-Chief, assessed them as perfect. Cautious neighbors watching the movement of Russian troops should also be content since soldiers, tanks and planes are leaving Belarus and returning to places of permanent deployment. Yevgeny Pustovoy reports.

18.09.2017

What military exercises does NATO conduct around Belarus and Russia?
What military exercises does NATO conduct around Belarus and Russia? The military exercises West-2017 are almost the main theme in the world media, and sometimes they are too exaggerated (especially in countries that are Belarus' neighbors). Ukraine is warning about a threat of invasion of its territory. Experts and officials of the Western community scare the public with the "Trojan horse" through which Russia will move troops to Belarus for ever and ever.

08.09.2017

NATO to observe Belarus-Russia West 2017 drills
NATO to observe Belarus-Russia West 2017 drills Representatives of NATO will monitor the Belarusian-Russian exercise "West-2017". They, together with about 80 other observers, including the UN and the OSCE, will visit the training grounds where maneuvers will be held from September 14 to September 20. The Belarusian and Russian military will first of all work out the fight against terrorists and the protection of important facilities. Meanwhile, the hype surrounding the upcoming drills in Western media is gradually subsiding, including thanks to the statement of the NATO Secretary General.

07.09.2017

Estonian Ambassador to Belarus says West 2017 drills pose no danger
Estonian Ambassador to Belarus says West 2017 drills pose no danger Estonia believes that the West 2017 exercise does not threaten NATO countries in any way. This opinion was voiced today by the Estonian ambassador to Belarus during a conference on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Estonia, as the current EU President, organized the forum together with Minsk Dialogue initiative. Diplomats, scholars and experts from Russia, Europe and the USA gathered to assess the geopolitical situation in the region.
NATO to monitor West 2017 drills at invitation of Belarus and Russia
NATO to monitor West 2017 drills at invitation of Belarus and Russia Three NATO representatives will monitor the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017. They are invited as international observers for maneuvers, which will begin exactly in a week. The head of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said the day before that the exercises did not directly threaten any of the NATO countries and informed that they had received an invitation from Belarus and Russia and experts from the North Atlantic Alliance were sent to monitor the drills.

06.07.2017

Independence Palace, Belarus, Minsk
Zapad 2017 drills is significant step in ensuring Belarus' national security The exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) is a significant step in ensuring national security, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 6 at the ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions and higher officers. Taking into account the growing terrorist threat in the world, active illegal migration, the spread of drugs and the import of weapons, the young generation will have to work hard.

16.06.2017

Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states The CSTO member states are able to solve internal problems in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization, said on June 15 the President of Belarus at a meeting with the secretaries of the Security Council of the Tashkent Treaty.

11.06.2017

How should Belarus react to NATO military drills?
How should Belarus react to NATO military drills? The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, reminded of herself with her fantasies about Belarus. The phrase about “aggressive games” in an interview to a national TV company resulted in calling the Ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus to the Internal Affairs carpet. It is unusual to hear such eloquence from the President of the country the relations with which are tied by the Neighbourliness Agreement. However, the reasons for such announcements are quite clear. Lithuania and other countries bordering with Belarus have been flooded with NATO troops.

08.06.2017

Ukraine officially confirms desire to join NATO
Ukraine officially confirms intention to join NATO The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has adopted by a majority vote a bill which outlines the desire of the country to become a party to the North Atlantic Alliance. This decision was supported by the majority of deputies. Now the document awaits the signature of President Petro Poroshenko. The new military doctrine of Ukraine provides that by 2020 Kiev must ensure full compatibility of the Armed Forces with the armies of the NATO countries.

27.02.2017

Estonian Military Parade 2017 The day before February 23, 2017 an American guided missile cruiser touched the shore of Estonia. A parade was held the next day in Tallinn. Militants of several NATO states took part in it. Estonia became a sovereign state 99 years ago and entered NATO in 2004. Thousands of allied military machinery units and thousands of soldiers passed through the streets of Tallinn.

03.02.2017

Belarus not seeking NATO membership
Belarus not seeking NATO membership Belarus is not seeking NATO membership, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with public representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media.

23.10.2016

Physical, tactical and firearms training: Belarus’ President checks army officers’ professionalism
Belarus’ President checks army officers’ skills To secure peace in the country we need a good army, so that nobody would want to intervene. If there are attempts of military intervention, or somebody tries to become a civil war, it will be crushed in the bud. To stop it at the later stage as in Ukraine is extremely difficult. Strong weaponry is a good argument, but the army also needs strong people. President Lukashenko personally visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky and checked the professional level of officers. Yulia Beshanova has more on the story.

11.07.2016

NATO battalions to be placed in Baltic countries and Poland
NATO to deploy battalions in Baltic countries, Poland The largest NATO Summit in history completed in Warsaw. During two days, the presidents, heads of government and ministers discussed strategies for the future. It seems that the most resonant outcome of the negotiations is a decision to deploy one battalion of the alliance in each Baltic country as well as in Poland. The main countries that provide troops for it will be the USA, Germany, the UK and Canada. The NATO leaders also discussed the fate of Afghanistan. The financing of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic will continue until 2020.

19.06.2016

The West sees no threat from Belarus, Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says
The West sees no threat from Belarus, Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says One of the key appointments, which was mentioned in the video digest, was a new Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium with concurrent accreditation in Luxembourg, and at the same time permanent representative to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as well as Permanent Representative to NATO. Alexander Mikhnevich is here with us in the studio. Judging by the number of duties or list of official titles, there is much to talk about. Mr Mikhnevich, hello.

30.03.2016

Belarus' President meets U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Alexander Lukashenko: USA vital for balancing Ukraine crisis Positive elements in the relations between Belarus and the United States will mark their new stage, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting on March 30 with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter. The sides discussed Belarus' position on military matters and the bilateral dialogue. During the meeting they touched upon regional security issues. In particular, the conflict in Ukraine. Belarus' President noted that it is impossible to balance the situation there without the United States.

28.01.2016

NATO: Minsk agreements remain the only basis for peace in Ukraine
NATO: Minsk agreements remain the only basis for peace in Ukraine Minsk agreements remain the only basis for peace in Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General, presenting on January 28 the annual report on the work of the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg confirmed the inviolability of the agreements reached in Minsk, and urged all parties to implement them. According to him, NATO see both progress and problems in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. More on Ukraine crisis

14.12.2015

Vladimir Makei and Federica Mogherini
Belarus-NATO cooperation discussed in Brussels Cooperation between Belarus and the EU and NATO was discussed in Brussels. In Belgium, the foreign minister of Belarus met with foreign ministers of the European Union. The sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of cooperation.  Vladimir Makei also held talks with EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow.  

11.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles
Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles Belarus is bound by strategic partnership agreements in the military sphere. Within the framework of the CSTO, and, of course, the Union State. But Belarus has a special role: the geographical position requires the country to always keep powder dry. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his point of view about the Russia airbase.

17.06.2015

Belarus sees additional risks in concentration of NATO forces near country's borders Belarus sees more risk in connection with the placement of more NATO troops at its borders, including troops equipped with heavy weapons, said Belarusian Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov in an interview with TASS. "Along with the strengthening of the aviation component of NATO member states in the Baltics and Poland, which protect air space, the alliance consistently sends additional troops to areas near the borders of the Republic of Belarus. They have heavy weapons," said the head of the defense department.