NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

Oct 31, 2014

NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance’s new chief said Thursday. Jens Stoltenberg said that while NATO is not back on Cold War terms with its former arch-enemy, recent Russian ...

Oct 23, 2014

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. The Ilyushin IL-20 “intelligence collection aircraft,” which took off from the ...

Oct 17, 2014

NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this ...

Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters

Oct 9, 2014

Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount, truce teeters

Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops. A one-month truce in Ukraine is teetering on the verge of collapse just ...