Stoltenberg: Not too late for Moscow to change course

Photo: AP Photo / Olivier Matthys

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says that the Russian escalation continues but at the same time emphasizes that it is not too late for the Russians to change course.

“We again ask Russia to do what they say – and withdraw the troops from the border with Ukraine. It is not too late for Moscow to change course,” Stoltenberg said at the security conference in Munich on Saturday, the newspaper VG writes.

Stoltenberg says that there are no signs that the Russians have withdrawn – on the contrary, the military build-up has increased. 

The Russians’ desire to weaken NATO will only strengthen the alliance, the NATO chief pointed out.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is also present at the security conference. She accuses Russia of making an “undisguised attempt to rewrite the rules of international law and order.”

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3 Comments on "Stoltenberg: Not too late for Moscow to change course"

  1. It is the West and our Double Standard who should be “changing course.” We Americans want our Monroe Doctrine – no outside world powers – for our Western Hemisphere, but we deny superpower Russia the same security.
    And as to “undisguised attempts to rewrite the rules of international law and order,” what does dangerously hypocritical Ursula von der Leyen have to say about our fraudulent and/or wrongful Iraq, Libya,and Syria holocaust wars and then our Budapest peace agreement breaking 2014 Kiev coup? Why don’t we instead save Ukraine … and peace … by just GIVING the Russians the fair and comprehensive peace and security treaty they need and we owe them after breaking our past promises to them not to push NATO east toward them?
    But there is a key piece of sanity and good news in all of this. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution about Ukraine which does *not* allow us to get involved militarily there, thanks to Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky skillfully forcing amendments to that effect.
    I regularly share my analyses and assessments with his key foreign affairs staffer.

  2. yvonne lunde andreassen | 20. February 2022 at 19:40 | Reply

    glad somebody knows what they are talking about, the rest sound like squabbling boys in a schoolyard throwing sticks and shouting nothings.

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