NATO Foreign Ministers agree to enhance security in the Black Sea Region

April 4, 2019 – Meeting in Washington D.C. on Thursday, NATO Foreign Ministers agreed a package of measures to improve NATO’s situational awareness in the Black Sea region and strengthen support for partners Georgia and Ukraine. Ministers also reiterated their call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships seized near the Sea of Azov. Earlier, Ministers addressed Russia’s continuing violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. They called on Russia again to return to full and verifiable compliance with the Treaty, and discussed the way forward. “We…

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NATO Ministers affirm support for Georgia

NATO Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their practical and political support for Georgia today (Wednesday 6 December) as well as their commitment to Georgia’s eventual membership of the Alliance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed gratitude for Georgia’s many contributions to Euro-Atlantic security. “Especially the service of the highly-skilled men and women of the Georgian military, many of whom have served in Afghanistan, where Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to our Resolute Support training mission.” Ministers discussed ongoing NATO-Georgia cooperation, including the planning of a joint military exercise, planned for 2019. “We…

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