Stoltenberg: NATO ready to provide long-term support to Ukraine

Jens Stoltenberg - NATOPhoto: AP Photo / Olivier Matthys
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On his way to the NATO defense ministers’ meeting, Jens Stoltenberg says that the Alliance is prepared to provide long-term and comprehensive support for Ukraine.

“At yesterday’s meeting, a clear message came from all NATO members and partners that we are prepared to support Ukraine in the long term, and to an extent not seen before,” the Secretary-General said before the second and final day of the ministerial meeting.

On the way to the meeting, Latvia’s Minister of Defense emphasized that Europe’s security and stability depend on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is handled.

“All countries near Russia are threatened”

“If we do not act correctly, it is only an invitation to further Russian activity later. Had we reacted correctly after Russia’s war against Georgia in 2008, Crimea would not have been occupied in 2014. Had we reacted correctly in 2014, there would not have been a new war in 2022,” Artis Pabriks said.

“The threat to Georgia is still not gone. All countries near Russia are threatened,” he said, adding that Finland and Sweden are aware of this.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also mentioned the two Nordic candidate countries when he arrived at the meeting with Stoltenberg.

“These are strong democracies with values ​​that are very much in line with our values,” said Austin.

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2 Comments on "Stoltenberg: NATO ready to provide long-term support to Ukraine"

  1. “On the way to the meeting, Latvia’s Minister of Defense emphasized that Europe’s security and stability depend on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is handled.”

    Europe’s security depended and depends on how Russia’s security is handled, and Europe has with its trademark arrogant stupidity bungled that, leading to this entirely unnecessary holocaust which is at high speed heading out of control, unless we the West somehow finally wise up and give the Russians the entirely fair security treaty they need and we owe them.

    And my comments under the previous article about more Peace Prize weapons to instead feed the war and especially about also deeply worried Pope Francis’s bombshell statement about the West provoking Russia instead of preventing the war.

  2. yvonne andreassen | 16. June 2022 at 15:53 | Reply

    usual shambles…

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