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Brussels/Washington DC, 30 June 2016 - Allied leaders must acknowledge the global and comprehensive challenge posed by Russia, and revisit arrangements for NATO’s collective defence and deterrence, NATO PA President Hon. Michael R. Turner argues in a report released today. The report, entitled “Deterring to Defend: Delivering on NATO’s Promise”, details the many facets and dimensions of Russia’s global strategy – including its illegal occupation of parts of Georgia and Ukraine, nuclear threats against NATO Allies, its intensive propaganda and subversion campaign, and massive investments in military modernisation, among others.
Washington DC/Brussels, 29 June 2016 - The President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Michael R. Turner (United States) strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Istanbul airport as an assault against the entire international community. “The terrorist outrage at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport is an indiscriminate attack against the entire international community. The perpetrators care nothing for the nationality, ethnicity or religion of their victims. It is an affront to all civilized nations."
Washington DC/Brussels, 24 June 2016 - The British people voted last night to leave the European Union. It is their sovereign right and decision. I am convinced that the United Kingdom will continue to play a decisive role in favour of European stability and prosperity.
Kyiv, 17 June – Despite a formal ceasefire, fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk is intensifying and Ukrainian soldiers are killed almost daily. As Moscow continues to fuel the conflict, and ignore its most basic obligations under the Minsk agreements, Kyiv urged its Western partners to understand that organising elections in line with international standards in the Donbass would be impossible in the current circumstances. Instead Western governments should increase pressure on Russia to withdraw all its forces and allow Ukraine to re-establish control over their common border, Ukrainian officials pleaded at a NATO Parliamentary Assembly high-level seminar held in Kyiv on 14-16 June.
Kyiv, 14 June 2016 - This meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council has demonstrated once again the Assembly’s strong support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence as well as the Assembly’s condemnation of Russia’s violation of international law and its aggressive policy, which seeks to destabilise Ukraine politically and economically.