Estonia’s PM says country would be ‘wiped from the map’ under existing Nato plans

Estonia would be wiped off the map and the historic centre of its capital, Tallinn, razed to the ground under current Nato plans to defend the country, says its prime minister. Kaja Kallas told reporters on Wednesday that the military alliance’s existing defence plans for the three Baltic states was to let them be overrun … Read more

Russia advances in battle for eastern Ukraine city as NATO warns of long war By Reuters

3/3 © Reuters. A view shows a tram depot destroyed by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi 2/3 (Corrects spelling of Sievierodonetsk in paragraphs 3, 7, 9, 12) By Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder KYIV (Reuters) -Russia said on Sunday it seized a … Read more

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Pavel Polityuk and Max Hunder Publishing date: Jun 18, 2022  •  22 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content KYIV — The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Russia stepped up its … Read more

nato: Russia says destroyed depot of weapons from NATO in western Ukraine

Russia’s defence ministry said Wednesday its troops destroyed a depot of NATO-supplied arms in western Ukraine, after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Western allies to speed up arms deliveries to his country. “Near the town of Zolochiv in Lviv region, high-precision long-range Kalibr missiles destroyed an ammunition depot of foreign weapons transferred to Ukraine by NATO … Read more

Finland’s spy chief surprised at lack of Russian reprisals over Nato bid

The head of Finnish intelligence has voiced his surprise that Russian reprisals have not yet followed its Nato application, as he sought to unblock the bid by reassuring Turkey on terrorism. Antti Pelttari, head of Supo, Finland’s security and intelligence service, told the Financial Times that Helsinki remained “vigilant” over the potential for Russian mischief … Read more

Japan’s Kishida may join NATO summit to discuss Ukraine crisis -Kyodo By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Fumio Kishida, Japan’s prime minister, departs after a news conference following the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders meeting at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 24, 2022. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS/F TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is leaning toward attending a summit of leaders from … Read more

Turkey will not be ‘rushed’ to back Nato expansion ahead of summit

Turkey will not be rushed to drop its opposition to moves by Sweden and Finland to join Nato by next month when leaders of the alliance’s member states meet for a summit in June, a senior adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. Turkey first expects “concrete steps” from the two Nordic states on its … Read more

Joe Biden vows to protect Finland and Sweden during Nato accession talks

US president Joe Biden agreed to “confront” any threats to the security of Finland and Sweden during their bids to join Nato, describing their potential accession as a “momentous” step to strengthen the transatlantic military alliance. Biden spoke on Thursday from the White House’s Rose Garden flanked by Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö and Sweden’s prime … Read more