NATO Chief Criticizes Russian Military Buildup

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NATO chief criticizes Russian military development

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern about Russia’s increasing military presence along the border with Ukraine, calling it “unexplained and unjustified”.

“Russia’s sizeable military build-up is unjustified, unexplained and deeply worrying. Russia must end this military build-up in and around Ukraine, stop its provocations and de-escalate immediately. We regret Russia’s decision not to attend the recent OC meeting to allay concerns about its unusual military activities. Russia must honor its international obligations. We have also increased the presence in the Black Sea region in the Black Sea through more naval presence and more ships and more port visits. And we are constantly looking at how we can move forward and provide more practical support to Ukraine to help defend it. “If you ask me how far Russia can go, my answer to you: I can’t rule out anything. However, I believe that we have all the tools at our disposal not only to prevent Russia from taking a step forward, but also to withdraw it from the occupied territories of Ukraine. Ukraine will restore its sovereignty and the entire security space in this part of the Euro-Atlantic region will therefore be strengthened. “

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