Russia-Ukraine War: NATO making ‘significant additional defensive deployments’ to eastern part of alliance

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Brussels, Belgium): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said on Friday it was deploying more troops to Eastern Europe after Russia invaded Ukraine, saying “no one should be fooled by the Russian government’s barrage of lies”. Needed.”

In a statement, NATO said it was making “significant additional defensive deployment of forces” to the eastern side of the coalition, noting that while “deterrence and defence” measures were being deployed, NATO’s actions were “preventive, proportionate”. and non-escalatory”. ,

“We strongly condemn Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, enabled by Belarus. We immediately call off our military offensive on Russia, withdraw all our forces from Ukraine, and withdraw from the offensive we have chosen.” call for withdrawal,” read the statement.

It said this “long-planned” attack on Ukraine was “brutal and completely unprovoked and unjustified.”

“Peace on the European continent is basically shattered. The world will hold Russia, as well as Belarus, accountable for their actions. We call on all states to condemn this unconscious attack. Anyone fooled by the barrage of the Russian government” should not be made up. Lies,” it noted.

“Russia takes full responsibility for this conflict. It has rejected the course of diplomacy and dialogue repeatedly offered by NATO and allies. This fundamentally violates international law, including the United Nations Charter,” the statement said. Is.”

The statement said NATO stands in “full solidarity with the democratically elected president, parliament and government of Ukraine”.

“We have deployed defensive land and air forces in the eastern side of the alliance and maritime assets in NATO territory. We have developed NATO’s defense plans to respond to a variety of contingencies and to secure coalition territory,” the statement said. We have activated ourselves to prepare, involving our reaction forces. We are now making significant additional defensive deployments of forces to the eastern side of the Coalition. We will make all necessary deployments to ensure strong and reliable deterrence and defense across the Coalition. Will do, now and in the future. Our measures are preventive, proportionate and non-escalatory.”

First published:February 25, 2022, 11:41 PM

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