Russian General Staff: Nearly all low-orbit satellites within reach of US missile defenseMilitary & Defense March 28, 15:09
New Russian spacecraft designed for lunar missions to be run by fail-safe computerScience & Space March 28, 14:56
Putin hails Iran as Russia’s reliable and stable partnerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 14:17
Military expert warns US ABMs can detect any missile shield, even Russian onesMilitary & Defense March 28, 14:02
Scientists create modified fullerene capable of fighting HIVScience & Space March 28, 13:47
Kremlin notes Russian bank's contacts with Trump's son-in-law 'usual business practice'Business & Economy March 28, 13:28
Kremlin spokesman slams reports of his ‘secret visit’ to Lugansk as ‘fake news’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:19
Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin: Attacks on Russian business in Ukraine show country’s 'zero investor confidence'Business & Economy March 28, 13:05
KIEV, July 5. /TASS/. Ukraine has lost an opportunity to get NATO membership over the short term, the former chief of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Igor Smeshko told the ICTV channel on Monday as he commented on the summit of the North-Atlantic pact that will be held in Warsaw on July 8-9.
"Ukraine doesn’t have the chances to become a NATO member - in the short term as a minimum," he said. "This country will have to build a combat-ready powerful army of its own."
NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier he expected the latest information on developments in Ukraine from President Pyotr Poroshenko at a session of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Warsaw.
He said the pact and its allies would reaffirm the unbending political support to Ukraine, its territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as a strong support to full compliance with the Minsk accords
Stoltenberg also said Kiev would get a broad package of practical aid, including strategic advice among other things.
He also said NATO was already providing assistance to Ukraine through various trust funds and this assistance embraced control, logistics and cyber-security. Also, NATO is going to added the projects related to much-spoken-of hybrid war, explosive devices, and strategic communications.