Russia-Ukraine War: NATO chief says, ‘We’ll continue our support to Ukraine’

Brussels, Belgium): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Intergovernmental Military Alliance would “do the same” to protect and defend all its allies and “every inch of NATO territory”, including Ukraine.

This comes in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

“Russia has disturbed the peace in Europe. The people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom in the face of an unprovoked invasion of Russia. We express our regret for the tragic loss of life, enormous human suffering and destruction. Ours Condolences are with those killed, wounded, and displaced,” Stoltenberg said during a press conference after the extraordinary virtual summit of NATO heads of state and government.

The NATO chief also called on Russia to stop this “foolish war”.

Stoltenberg said, “Stop your attack immediately. Withdraw all your forces from Ukraine. And get back on the path of negotiation. And get away from the aggression.”

Stoltenberg said the Kremlin’s objectives “are not limited to Ukraine”. “President Putin’s decision to escalate his aggression against Ukraine is a terrible strategic mistake. For which Russia will pay a serious price for years to come,” he said.

He also said that the world will hold Russia and Belarus accountable for their actions. Russia as “aggressor” and Belarus as “pro”.

The NATO chief highlighted that NATO allies and the European Union have already imposed significant sanctions and that many of their allies around the world have joined them. “We must be prepared to do more. Even if it means we have to pay the price, because we are in this for the long haul,” he said.

He said the Russian people should know that a Kremlin war on Ukraine would not make Russia “more secure”, it would not make Russia more “respected” in the world and would not lead to a better future for “your children”.

In response to Russia’s massive military build-up over the past months, we have already strengthened our defense and defense, he said. “There should be no room for miscalculations or misunderstandings. We will do what we do to protect and defend every ally. And every inch of the NATO region. Leaders made it clear today that we continue our support to Ukraine,” he said. should keep.” (ANI)

First published:February 26, 2022, 2:11 am

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