NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has destroyed the peace in Europe and now the people of Ukraine are fighting for their freedom in the face of Russian aggression.
NATO is calling for Russia to immediately end this senseless war, withdraw its troops from Ukraine and return to the path of dialogue.
“The world is calling Russia and the Russian leadership to account. Russia is the aggressor and Belarus is contributing to this. President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine and this is a terrible strategic mistake for which Russia will pay dearly,” NATO Secretary-General said.
He added that Russia’s military operation in Ukraine would not strengthen Russia’s strategic security. And the main goal of Russia is to change power in Kyiv. Russia is also seeking the withdrawal of NATO forces from Eastern Europe.
NATO intends to provide more assistance to Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance democratic reforms.
NATO has additionally deployed thousands of military personnel, more than 100 aircraft in high readiness, and over 120 ships in the east of the alliance.
NATO and the European Union intend to continue the policy of sanctions against Russia, even if it means losses for themselves.
NATO will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine, including air defense systems.