Jens Stoltenberg: "There are no plans for NATO troops in Ukraine"

The NATO secretary general denied any possibility of the involvement of NATO troops on the battlefield

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jens Stoltenberg: "There are no plans for NATO troops in Ukraine"
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in the press conference at the end of the meeting of foreign ministers, denied any possibility that NATO troops could be directly involved on the battlefield in Ukraine, to fight against the Russian invaders.

“We have no intention of having NATO combat troops in Ukraine. There are no requests to do so but the Ukrainians are asking for weapons ammunition equipment and we are providing them.

NATO is not a party to the conflict and will not be. It is providing support for Ukraine to help it defend itself,” he told.

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What is happening

It is a fact that the winds of war in Eastern Europe have something sinister about them. BBC reported that Denmark warned of a missile failure aboard a Navy ship, causing the closure of airspace and shipping lanes near the Great Belt Strait. The BBC reports it.

In a statement, the army explained that the problem with the missile occurred during a mandatory test in which the missile launcher is activated and cannot be deactivated. Until it is deactivated, there is a risk that the missile will be launched a few kilometers away.

The army estimates that the warning covers an area up to 5-7 km southwest of the city of Korsor and up to 1,000 meters above sea level, in a southerly direction and not towards the Great Belt Bridge.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden, in a declaration for the 75th anniversary of NATO, took on the sacred commitment to defend every inch of NATO.

“We must remember that the sacred commitment we make to our allies, to defend every inch of NATO territory, also makes us safer and provides the United States with a bastion of security unmatched by any other nation in the world. And like our predecessors, we must ask ourselves what we can do to create a more peaceful future. An Alliance today that is bigger, stronger and more determined than ever before," he explained.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said China's peace plan for Ukraine is reasonable, as reported by Tass.

“We continue to welcome the various initiatives put forward by countries in the Global South. And a number of other countries have put forward their own proposals, but perhaps not as concrete and articulated. The clearest plan was presented by China last year last. The most important thing for us is that the Chinese document is based on the analysis of the causes of what is happening and the need to eliminate these causes," he analyzed.

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