NATO Secretary General: “Putin’s nuclear rhetoric is dangerous”, we are facing “the largest annexation of European territories since the Second World War, NATO will never accept it”
The Atlantic Alliance reacts decisively to the annexation of 4 Ukrainian regions to Russia and to Putin’s speech celebrating it. “Ukraine has the right to recover the territories occupied by Russia. If we accept the annexation of Russia and nuclear threats, then we will succumb to nuclear blackmail while Kiev has the right to defend itself as the UN charter says. The rhetoric. Putin’s nuclear power is dangerous. NATO is vigilant, monitors what the military forces of Russia are doing “. Thus, the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg. “The one announced today is the largest annexation of European territories since the Second World War, NATO will never accept this annexation”.
Worst escalation since the war
“What we have seen in recent weeks is the most serious escalation of this conflict since February 24 with the beginning of the invasion because we are in the presence of a combination between the mobilization in Russia with the unscrupulous and dangerous rhetoric on nuclear power and the illegal attempt today to illegally annex a part of Ukraine, “Stoltenberg explained at the press conference. “I have spoken to several NATO leaders in recent days and they all agree that we must remain united,” added the number one of the Atlantic Alliance.
Support in Kiev, but unanimity is needed on joining NATO
“The entry of a country into NATO must be decided by the allies unanimously. At the moment we are focused on giving practical support to Kiev to defend itself from the determined invasion of Moscow”, Stoltenberg pointed out.
Nord Stream sabotage is a serious issue, NATO is in the Baltic
“With Chancellor Scholz we talked about the sabotage in Nord Stream 1 and 2. This is a very serious issue, huge explosions hit two gas pipelines” and “NATO is present with naval and air capabilities in the Baltic Sea and this sends a message on the preparation of NATO countries to defend each other “. “These capabilities are also gathering information and data that can help both investigate and monitor critical infrastructure,” Stoltenberg added, ensuring intelligence support for the countries involved.