While in a nation that borders both Belarus and Russia, Stoltenberg twice mentions NATO’s Article 5 in his briefs remarks and his responses to questions by journalists.
As can be seen below he also:
- Commends NATO battle groups in Estonia, Latvia, LithUania and Poland, all of which border Russian territory and three of which also border Belarus, and visits the NATO battle groups commanded by Canada and the U.S.
- Repeatedly stresses the unity of NATO and the European union in the conflicts with Belarus and Russia
- When asked about NATO’s Nuclear Posture Review, he confirms that the U.S. “states that they will maintain this high level of US presence in Europe, and actually also some elements of further increase”
- Accuses Russia of a major military buildup near Ukraine, promising more assistance to the latter and apostrophizing Russia in the imperative mood (Russia needs to, they need to)
- Denounces Belarus for…
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