On Sunday in Berlin, a meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member states was held, where the issue of Sweden and Finland joining the alliance was discussed. The vast majority of countries support NATO expansion. Only Turkey, in the words of the country’s president, Recep Erdogan, has indicated this She is not convinced For Stockholm and Helsinki membership. It is not known at the moment whether this is the official position of Turkey and whether it will veto the vote on the inclusion of Scandinavian countries in the structures of the alliance.
The second topic of talks between the diplomatic heads of NATO countries was the situation in war-torn Ukraine. Important words were spoken at a joint press conference between NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and German Foreign Minister Annallina Birbock.
Vladimir Putin wants to defeat Ukraine and divide Europe and North America. At the same time, they are united and Ukraine may win the war, said Stoltenberg, who attended the conference via video call due to COVID-19.
The Secretary General of NATO announced that the allies have pledged to provide Ukraine with billions of dollars in aid and provide its military with training that changes the picture of the battlefield every day.
NATO is watching Russia
The NATO chief also stated that NATO is “closely watching” Russia and its actions, and these measures were reinforced after Finland officially confirmed this. You will apply to join the alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Helsinki’s decision a mistake.
Stoltenberg noted that NATO is “closely watching what Russia is doing” and is ready to act if Russia launches any attack against NATO members, ensuring security in the Baltic region.
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