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The Russian army on the border with Ukraine.  NATO statement: We will defend our allies

The Russian army on the border with Ukraine. NATO statement: We will defend our allies

NATO wrote a statement on the situation on the Ukrainian border, where Russia is concentrating its forces, NATO will take all necessary measures to ensure the security and defense of our allies. “Any further aggression against Ukraine will have serious consequences and a heavy price,” the press release said.

Authorities in Kiev say Russia has amassed about 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders and in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory, which could be used to escalate the conflict. According to intelligence data, there is such a possibility, and the most likely date for Russia to be ready for any military action will be the end of January.

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NATO: Ensuring Security and Defense for All Allies

“We will always respond decisively to any attempt to deteriorate our security, including – if necessary – by strengthening our collective defensive posture. NATO will take all necessary measures to ensure the security and defense of all allies,” the statement issued on Thursday read. situation on the Ukrainian border.

“Any further aggression against Ukraine will have grave consequences and a heavy price,” the NATO statement said.

The coalition reiterated its support for “the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders.” “We call on Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine in line with its international obligations,” the press release said.

Pro-Russian separatists in Donbas are fighting the Ukrainian army Reuters

“We support the right of all countries to decide on their own future and foreign policy, away from external interference. NATO’s relations with Ukraine are a matter of Ukraine and only 30 countries of the alliance” – he added.

NATO is ready for “constructive dialogue with Russia”

NATO also expressed its readiness for a “constructive dialogue with Russia”. “We renew our long-standing invitation to Russia to meet in the NATO-Russia Council in the near future. (…) We are sure that any dialogue with Russia must be reciprocal, taking into account NATO’s concerns about Russia’s actions, based on the basic principles and fundamental documents of European security And it is carried out in consultation with the European partners of NATO ”- it was written.

“If Russia takes concrete steps to reduce tensions, we are ready to work to strengthen confidence-building measures,” the alliance declared.

The statement stressed that “NATO is a defensive alliance and will continue to fight for peace, security and stability throughout the Euro-Atlantic region.”

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