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# nato - Sunday 22 May, 2022

A year on: Inside the Defence Forces response against the HSE ransomware hack
# Cyber Threat
# Cyber Threat

A year on: Inside the Defence Forces response against the HSE ransomware hack

May 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 18,493 Views 7 Comments

We speak to an officer in the Irish Defence Forces’ Communications Information Services Corps about the HSE attack and future threats.

# nato - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
# NATO
# NATO

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids

May 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 31,286 Views 15 Comments

Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.

# nato - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine

Updated May 19th 2022, 10:40 AM 30,045 Views 8 Comments
  • The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
  • The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.

# nato - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership

May 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 8,306 Views 18 Comments

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution
# Olle Thorell
# Olle Thorell

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution

May 18th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,814 Views 8 Comments

Olle Thorell is an MP for the ruling Social Democrats party and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament.

# nato - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

May 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 8,452 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

# nato - Monday 16 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 16th 2022, 10:45 PM 22,299 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

May 16th 2022, 2:54 PM 18,677 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

# nato - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
# Sweden
# Sweden

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

May 15th 2022, 5:07 PM 13,295 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
# NATO
# NATO

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated May 15th 2022, 3:25 PM 30,150 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
# Russia
# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

May 15th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,111 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

# nato - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,583 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"

# nato - Friday 13 May, 2022

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

May 13th 2022, 9:04 AM 18,999 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# nato - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,464 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 20,519 Views 56 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
# Sauli Niinisto
# Sauli Niinisto

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 16,786 Views 42 Comments

The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

# nato - Monday 9 May, 2022

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May

May 9th 2022, 9:28 AM 8,354 Views 4 Comments

A decision in favour of joining would in all likelihood pave the way for Sweden to submit a membership bid.

# nato - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides
# Alexander Stubb
# Alexander Stubb

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides

Apr 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,948 Views 48 Comments

Alexander Stubb is a former Prime Minister of Finland and has dedicated his political career to campaign for Finnish NATO membership.

# nato - Monday 25 April, 2022

Finland Ambassador: Irish neutrality debate full of 'wrong notions' and 'false asumptions'
# Finland
# Finland

Finland Ambassador: Irish neutrality debate full of 'wrong notions' and 'false asumptions'

Apr 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,106 Views 0 Comments

Raili Lahnalampi has served as Finland’s senior diplomat in Dublin since 2019.

# nato - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision
# NATO
# NATO

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision

Apr 10th 2022, 12:22 PM 46,915 Views 27 Comments

Only six of Finland’s 200 MPs in a recent poll by public broadcaster Yle openly voiced anti-NATO views.

# nato - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 9:20 PM 30,552 Views 70 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland’s neutrality has never stopped us participating in world events.

# nato - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’
# NATO
# NATO

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’

Mar 24th 2022, 2:56 PM 14,365 Views 18 Comments

In a video address, Ukraine’s president reminded Nato leaders that thousands of Ukrainians have died in the past month.

# nato - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway
# Drills
# Drills

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway

Mar 19th 2022, 11:40 AM 21,539 Views 13 Comments

The exercise was unrelated to the war in Ukraine.

# nato - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?

Mar 9th 2022, 5:40 PM 28,053 Views 24 Comments

Security analyst Dr Tom Clonan said the West giving Ukraine fighter jets is much more “provocative” than anti-tank missiles.

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war
# Rejection
# Rejection

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war

Mar 9th 2022, 6:59 AM 24,997 Views 60 Comments

Any decision to provide the MiGs would be a morale booster for Ukraine, but it also would raise the risks of a wider war.

# nato - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?

Mar 8th 2022, 6:00 PM 7,319 Views 1 Comment

Listen to hear Andrew Cottey from UCC to explain more.

# nato - Monday 7 March, 2022

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea

Mar 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,294 Views 38 Comments

Ukrainian officials have continued to call for direct air-support from the international community.

# nato - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
# Escalation Risks
# Escalation Risks

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft

Updated Mar 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 71,057 Views 56 Comments

The US said it is ‘working actively’ on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.

# nato - Friday 25 February, 2022

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion
# NATO
# NATO

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion

Feb 25th 2022, 10:51 PM 37,872 Views 48 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance will ‘defend every ally against any attack’.

# nato - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,116 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine

# nato - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped

Feb 10th 2022, 5:02 PM 9,529 Views 22 Comments

Translations of what Sergei said indicate that he described their meeting like “a mute person talking to a deaf person”.

# nato - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war

Feb 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,226 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister said the Russian forces are being used primarily “for political pressure and blackmail”.

# nato - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 2:33 PM 24,197 Views 39 Comments

Throughout history, false flag operations have been mounted many times to justify the invasion of a neighbouring territory.

# nato - Monday 7 February, 2022

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals
# Progress
# Progress

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 9:45 PM 23,496 Views 26 Comments

But the Kremlin also warned that the situation is too complex for a breakthrough after “just one meeting”.

# nato - Friday 4 February, 2022

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
# Leaders Meeting
# Leaders Meeting

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,939 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

# nato - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 9,644 Views 32 Comments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.

# nato - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania
# Defuse
# Defuse

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 3:50 PM 20,250 Views 75 Comments
  • The Pentagon has said the troops would be in place 'in the coming days'.
  • US officials have said these may be 'preliminary' steps and more troops may follow.
  • France is also set to send troops to bolster NATO forces.
Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine
# Tensions
# Tensions

Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine

Feb 2nd 2022, 7:47 AM 13,782 Views 35 Comments

The Russian president was speaking last night.

# nato - Friday 28 January, 2022

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise
# Vincent Guérend
# Vincent Guérend

French Ambassador offers support to Ireland ahead of 'unhelpful, not welcome' Russian exercise

Jan 28th 2022, 12:07 AM 48,857 Views 55 Comments

French Ambassador Vincent Guérend spoke to The Journal about his country’s perspective on the Russian exercise.

# nato - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Russia
# Russia

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 9:43 PM 74,658 Views 91 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

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