Carter’s speech on Monday evening at the Royal United Services Institute was the most pointed and expansive portrayal yet of Russia as a hostile state intent on undermining the U.S.-led NATO alliance.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov took part in the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting.
As part of a working visit to NATO governing structures, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), where he held talks with the military leadership of the Alliance.
Colonel-General Serhii Popko, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that ten Ukrainian battalions were trained according to the NATO standards.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is positive about results of future referenda on Ukraine's accession to NATO and the European Union.
Ukroboronprom State Concern has completed development of advanced armored personnel carrier BTR-4MV1 which was upgraded for the Ukrainian military taking into account the specifics of the armored vehicles in service with the NATO member states.
NATO representatives clearly said to Ukrainian officials that they were dissatisfied with the progress of implementation of the Annual National Program of NATO-Ukraine cooperation.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including Missile and Artillery troops must move to a principle that prevails among NATO member states.
Ukraine needs to focus on the implementation of NATO standards and execution of yearlong national programs of cooperation with the Alliance. Such a conclusion was made by the participants of the first Kyiv Transatlantic Dialogues conference that was held in Ukraine’s capital city Oct. 26-27 under the initiative of German Marshall Fund (GMF), Boumbouras Foundation and Gefest Development Company under auspices of NATO. The conference was organized in a partnership with Ukrainian company Political Solutions Center.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee for National Security and Defense as well as Foreign Affairs and European Integration Committees are holding a joint hearing on the adoption of NATO standards.
NATO will strengthen its presence in Romania in response to Russia's increase of its grouping in the Black Sea.
NATO Alliance supports the idea to introduce a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the east of Ukraine throughout the conflict area, including the border with Russia that Ukraine no longer controls.
Lithuania has called on the EU to establish a sort of a military Schengen project to facilitate movement of military capacities across member countries.
Marines of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took part in the multinational exercises Platinum Lion 2017 in the Republic of Bulgaria.
In August 2017, a combat simulation center under NATO standards is to open in Yavoriv, the Lviv region. The area of 3,500 sq. m. is to become one of the best in Europe.
U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus.
During the day of his visit to Ukraine on July 10, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met the country's leaders, delivered a speech in the parliament, and opened a NATO Office in Kyiv.