Tag - Jens Stoltenberg

NATO says no timetable set for Ukraine membership; Zelenskyy calls it absurd


New York: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has hit out the 31-member NATO alliance after the members said they would allow Ukraine to join the alliance “when allies agree and conditions are met". Following this statement, Zelenskyy blasted the organization’s failure to set a timetable for his country as “absurd". Although many NATO members have funneled arms...

Ukraine war’s impact dominates WEF meet at Davos


Davos: The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated a delayed and slimmed-down World Economic Forum this year but it took George Soros to articulate what many of those making the trip to the Swiss Alps had been thinking, Reuters reported this week. Davos would not be Davos without a broadside from the 91-year-old philanthropist...

Zelenskyy no longer interested in NATO membership


New York: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he has "cooled down regarding the question of a NATO membership for his country", which was a key reason why Russia went to war with its neighbor, the US' ABC News reported. The leader of the war-torn nation was also reported to have gone a step ahead in...

No sign of de-escalation from Russia so far: NATO chief


New Delhi: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said that it has not seen any sign of de-escalation on the ground from the Russian side with regard to Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels, "We haven't seen any de-escalation so far by Russia on the borders with Ukraine," BBC reported. But, he added, "signs"...

Won’t leave Afghanistan before time is right: NATO chief


New Delhi: The Secretary-General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance does not intend to withdraw troops from Afghanistan "before the time is right". "While no ally wants to stay in Afghanistan longer than necessary, we will not leave before the time is right," Stoltenberg said during a media conference. "Ministers will...

Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan, Iraq


Washington: US President Donald Trump will issue a formal order to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as this week, according to media reports. US media quoted officials as saying that the Pentagon had issued a notice to commanders to begin planning to decrease the number of troops to 2,500 level in both...