Stoltenberg: No plans to send NATO forces to Ukraine

Jens StoltenbergPhoto: Fred Tanneau / Pool Photo via AP

On Sunday, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that NATO has no plans to send troops to Ukraine if Russia invades the country.

Instead, the alliance plans to focus on supporting Ukraine in other ways, Stoltenberg explained in an interview with the BBC on Sunday.

He pointed out that there is a difference between NATO members and a “highly valued partner,” such as Ukraine.

The United States and European countries have repeatedly threatened new economic sanctions against Russia if Russian forces were to invade Ukraine. 

The western countries have not considered the possibility of taking part in a possible war on the Ukrainian side, NTB reports.

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1 Comment on "Stoltenberg: No plans to send NATO forces to Ukraine"

  1. The UN Security Council session today was no cerebral showdown like the decisive one in 1962 when I was a junior in high school and Adlai Stevenson steadily and remorselessly dissected and demolished the Soviets’ denials about having missiles in Cuba.
    This was more a Shootout at the UNSC Corral, and the Russians are in the right, including their accusation about Ukraine being a Nazi regime, as is on UN record.

    And I should correct myself about only us and Ukraine voting against that UN General Assembly anti-(neo-)Nazi Resolution 169 and thus defining ourselves as such. For our vote, it was Pompeo&Trump on 16 December 2020 – not Blinken&Biden last month.

    Russia is a very angry nuclear superpower, terminally tired of being wrongfully demonized by the pro-war neocon West, and that is very not good.
    It appears Ukraine might be willing for a bilateral treaty with the Russians to end the crisis, while Western neocon militarists want to see it escalate if not climax in a war which only Ukraine can lose.

    Very good to see Jens showing some moderation, trying to clarify NATO’s non-active (or non-direct anyway) position in this, but there are reportedly U.S. Florida National Guard (!) trainers in western Ukraine who would get caught in a Russian invasion prong down from Belarus and the north across the Pripet river and marshes, if the Russians do finally run out of patience.
    And if we do start a U.S. vs. Russia war – and the Russians have made it clear it will be nuclear – – we will drag our NATO allies into it, just because of our bases in them.


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