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About 10 days ago

NATO Planned Bloc’s Expansion Near Russia's Borders Years Ago

The head of NATO's Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, stated on Saturday that NATO began planning its expansion near Russia's borders several years ago. Earlier on Saturday, the NATO Military Committee met in Estonia, where Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Christopher Cavoli outlined to NATO member countries his strategic considerations for NATO's efforts on the eastern flank, among other things. 'We’re talking about the biggest overhaul of our military structures since 1949. ...
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About 26 days ago

NATO Deletes Post Congratulating Turkey on Battle Victory over Greece

The NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) has removed from its social media accounts a post congratulating Turkey on the day of victory over Greece in Asia Minor in 1922 after a stern demarche from Athens, Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry said that the permanent representative of Greece to NATO expressed a strong protest to the NATO Secretary General, emphasizing that such congratulations were 'not only ...
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About 28 days ago

Borrell Wants 'Political Green Light' to Train More Ukrainian Troops

Defense ministers of the EU will convene to discuss a high-level training mission for the Ukrainian military at an informal meeting in Prague, according to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday, adding that he expects the ministers to achieve a political agreement on the matter. At a press conference in Santander, northern Spain, Borrell disclosed the matter to reporters by saying: 'Today, it is an informal meeting, so no decision ...
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About 29 days ago

UN Chief Wants to Get Rid of Nuclear Arms ‘Once and For All’

Nuclear weapons must be consigned to history as they do not guarantee security, but only bring destruction, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. “Our world has been held hostage by nuclear weapons long enough,” he tweeted. The weapons, which he described as “devices of death,” are unable to guarantee victory or security to the countries that possess them, Guterres underlined. “By design, their only result is destruction.” “Let’s ensure the end ...
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About 34 days ago

Less than Third of UN Member States Support anti-Russian Statement on Ukraine

A joint anti-Russian statement on the conflict in Ukraine, which was released on Wednesday, was supported by only 58 United Nations member states, or less than a third of the organization’s 193 members. Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sergey Kislitsa read out the document to journalists at the UN headquarters and named all the states that supported it. The statement lambastes Russia’s actions and calls on it to immediately stop ...
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About 35 days ago

UN Official Urges Pact to End Military Ops Near Ukraine Nuke Plant

A senior United Nations official has called for an urgent deal to demilitarize Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to avert a “catastrophic” disaster amid reports of continued fighting in the area. “At this moment, it is imperative that we receive the expressed commitment of the parties to stop any military activities around the plant and to enable its continued safe and secure operations,” said the UN’s Political Affairs Chief Rosemary DiCarlo before ...
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About 38 days ago

UN Working to Overcome Obstacles to Exports of Russian Food, Fertilizers: Guterres

It is crucial for global markets to ensure unimpeded exports of agricultural products from Ukraine and Russia, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a news conference with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday. 'Getting more food and fertilizer out of Ukraine and Russia is crucial to further calm commodity markets and lower prices for consumers,' Guterres said at the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Center overseeing the exports. In addition, Guterres said that ...
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About 47 days ago

UN Rights Chief Sounds Alarm over Israel's Killing of Palestinian Children

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights raises the alarm over the rate by which the Israeli regime has been killing Palestinian children so far this year. “Inflicting hurt on any child during the course of conflict is deeply disturbing, and the killing and maiming of so many children this year is unconscionable,” Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday. So far this year, 37 Palestinian children have been killed at the hands ...
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About 57 days ago

UN Secretary-General Warns of 'Nuclear Annihilation'

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has warned that the world is in danger with humanity being only one misstep away from 'nuclear annihilation.' 'Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,' Guterres warned on Monday at the opening of the 10th review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the UN's headquarters in New York which was held after a two-year delay due to the COVID pandemic. Citing ...
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