NATO members signed an accord with Macedonia on Wednesday allowing the tiny ex-Yugoslav republic to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance after a deal with Greece ended a 27-year-old dispute over its name.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin has expressed concern over what he has described as a NATO military build-up along the Russian border under the cover of military drills.
Finland has summoned Russian ambassador over allegations that the Russian military had jammed its GPS signals during a major NATO military maneuver in Norway earlier this month.
A service member of the US armed forces has been killed and another one sustained wounds in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in an apparent insider attack, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in the war-torn country reports.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the NATO military should be “wise enough” not to start a war with Russia, warning that unintended incidents between the two sides have increased due to a complete lack of dialogue.
Multiple blasts and an ensuing fire at an ammunition depot in northern Ukraine has prompted the compulsory evacuation of nearly 10,000 people in the area.
Iran has rejected “unwarranted” concerns voiced by NATO over the Islamic Republic’s regional activities, saying the Western military alliance should rather be worried about the US’s “unilateral and dangerous” policies and its breach of international commitments.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is reportedly beefing up its naval presence in the eastern sector of the Mediterranean Sea amid indications that the United States and its allies would use a staged chemical attack in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib to launch airstrikes on government forces.
Germany says it is boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian “hybrid warfare” techniques, targeting “NATO forces deployed in Eastern Europe”.