The Atlantic Alliance is “deeply concerned” about Russia’s military escalation on the Ukrainian border and appeals to the Russian authorities to de-escalate and seek diplomatic channels for dialogue.
“We are deeply concerned about the unprovoked and unjustified gathering of military troops on the Ukrainian border in recent months and reject Russia’s false claims about the provocation of Ukraine and NATO. We are calling on Russia to de-escalate and are looking for diplomatic channels. “And meet its international obligations,” said the Atlantic Alliance in a statement.
NATO has assured that it will react “decisively” to any deterioration in its security environment and has reiterated that “any new aggression against Ukraine would have massive consequences” and reaffirmed its support for integrity and sovereignty.
With regard to Russia, NATO has again offered the Russian authorities a hand in a “reciprocity” dialogue. “We want to address NATO’s concerns about Russia’s actions on the basis of the fundamental principles and documents of European security,” he said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Wednesday that there were “no signs” that the Russian military concentration at the border, where tens of thousands of troops and military resources were stationed, was “ceasing or decreasing”.
In addition, he has defended the Atlantic Alliance’s support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Kiev, claiming that Ukraine and its society must decide, in consultation with the allies, on possible membership in NATO.
“The decision as to whether it can join NATO will be made by Kiev and the 30 allies themselves,” emphasized Stoltenberg in response to Moscow’s assurances that the Atlantic alliance would not extend to Eastern Europe.
This reaction occurred the same day the
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyi attended a summit meeting with the leaders of the 27 and reaffirmed the need to impose preventive sanctions on Moscow before a possible conflict breaks out.
Zelenski has defended that “it is important that sanctions are in place before and not after the conflict,” an option that the EU is cooling off for the time being.
The Ukrainian head of state understands that “not all EU heads of state or government can assess the situation in the same way,” but stressed that, in view of the crisis on the border, the priority is to make clear that all Russian aggression has a “price” will. .
On the other hand, the United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has met with National Security Advisors, Foreign Ministers and other officials of the NATO countries that make up the Group of Nines (B9): Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Sullivan briefed the meeting on recent US engagements with Russian officials and consulted with his counterparts on important transatlantic security issues.
With that in mind, they have stressed the need for Russia to take immediate action to ease tension on the border with Ukraine, a White House statement said in a statement ensuring that the United States is committed to “close coordination and continues “with the members.
“Our unity with allies and partners is our greatest strength. Without them, we won’t make any decisions about their safety, ”he said.