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Stoltenberg says Ukraine should join NATO if there is a ceasefire

Stoltenberg says Ukraine should join NATO if there is a ceasefire

Stoltenberg says Ukraine should join NATO if there is a ceasefire

The Secretary General of the NATO, Jens Stoltenbergsaid this Wednesday that if a new ceasefire occurs in Ukraine The country should join the Atlantic Alliance to prevent further attacks Russia.

If there is now a new ceasefire, a new agreement, we have to be 100% sure that (Russia) there, regardless of where that line is”he indicated during the Public forum which is carried out parallel to the summit of the NATO.

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“That is why I firmly believe that when the fighting stops, we must ensure that Ukraine “has the capacity to deter future Russian aggression and security guarantees”, added the Norwegian politician.

In your opinion, “Of course, the best guarantee of security would be Article 5.” of North Atlantic Treaty in collective defense, the cornerstone on which alliance.

I think the way to ensure that (Russia) ceases, is the adhesion to the NATO“, he added.

Stoltenberg stressed that when the war stops in Ukraine“we have to make sure that this is really the end because we have seen a pattern of aggression” Russia against its neighbor since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

From now on, Russia has been takingportions of Ukraine”, he highlighted.

Stoltenberg He was convinced that the more long-term support the allies gave to Ukrainethe sooner the war will end.

He said that allied leaders will approve at their summit a comprehensive package of support for Ukraine that will institutionalize the role of NATO in coordinating international aid to Kyiv.

As for the declaration that the leaders will approve, Stoltenberg asked to wait and see what language they use about Ukraine after some countries asked for the inclusion of the meaning of “irreversibility” in Kyiv on the way to integration in NATO.

Language is important, it sets the agenda and sets the direction. But actions are important too.“, he commented, and highlighted in particular the fact that the allies are accelerating the delivery of weapons essential for the defense of Ukraineas anti-aircraft defense batteries Patriot or hunting.

We don’t just deliver F-16we provide the operational concept for Ukraine to become increasingly interoperable with the NATO” he claimed.

Source: Elcomercio

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