Vladimir Dobrovolskiy. Measures taken by NATO to increase their presence in the East of Europe in connection With the situation around Ukraine will continue until the end of 2014, said on the first day of the week correspondents, the US Ambassador to the Alliance Douglas Lute.
commenting on the upcoming meeting of the heads of the Ministry of defence, NATO, Lew said that " Ukraine will be discussed. He said that in connection With the events around Ukraine NATO on several levels adopted a plan of action for maintaining the security of the allies in the East Europe, and among them the strengthening of air patrolling of the Baltic States by providing more ships to the region, and among them in the Black sea.
" Can wait continuation of measures that you see now, before the end of 2014, " said Lew.
However, According to him, decisions About long-term consequences of the events around Ukraine for NATO strategy will host member countries of the Commonwealth at a conference in the UK in September of the current year." The Ministers will prepare the ground for this discussion, " said the Ambassador.
first Minister of defense of Russia Sergey Shoigu said About the " unprecedented " growth of activity of the military might of the USA and NATO in Eastern Europe of the Russian borders. According to Russia's envoy to the Alliance, Alexander Grushko, NATO is using the situation in Ukraine to revive itself and to achieve increase of expenses of the members of the unit for military needs.
Ukraine, February 22, there was a change of authorities, which have the characteristics of a coup d'etat. The Verkhovna Rada dismissed from brand of the Board of the head of state Viktor Yanukovych, changed the Constitution and appointed the presidential elections on may 25. A number of areas in the South-East of the country is not recognized the legitimacy of the new Kiev authorities. Since mid-April, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine special military operation to suppress the protest movement, which emerged As a reaction to the February coup d'etat. In the Russian capital this operation, which has already resulted in dozens of casualties and wounded, called punitive and agitate her immediately stop.
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The purpose of the organization is ensuring the collective security of its members in the European-Atlantic region, an attack on one member organization is seen As an attack on the Union as a whole. According to the NATO Charter, it is open to new members, and able to develop the principles of the Treaty and to contribute to collective security. On purposes and tasks of NATO