Former Norwegian diplomat believes NATO chief should tone down Russia rhetoric

Kai EidePhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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Kai Eide, who has, among other positions, also been Norway’s NATO ambassador, believes that NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg’s rhetoric towards Russia is – at times – unfortunate.

The retired diplomat told TV2 that Stoltenberg should change his style.

“I think he has been quite confrontational. I think he should use his last months to de-escalate,” Kai Eide said.

The outgoing NATO chief must reassure the Russians and calm the conflict, Eide believes.

“Words create suspicion – they mean something. Both sides have legitimate interests, and we must find solutions that reflect both sides,” Eide said.

Jens Stoltenberg did not want to comment on the issue. 

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1 Comment on "Former Norwegian diplomat believes NATO chief should tone down Russia rhetoric"

  1. Thank you, former Ambassador Eide, for speaking out.

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