of Russian President Vladimir Putin move for place its nuclear forces on high alert is dangerous and adds at son aggressive scheme involving Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday.
by Putin decision for place its nuclear forces on alert equals “irresponsible” behaviorStoltenberg also accused.
“That’s dangerous rhetoric. It’s a behavior which is irresponsible,” Stoltenberg told CNN amid heightened tensions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“And, of of course, if you combine this rhetoric with what theyre doing on ground in Ukraine at war against independent sovereign nation, leading a full- full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, this adds seriously of the situation”, he added.
“That’s dangerous rhetoric. It’s a behavior it is irresponsible. And of Of course, when you combine this rhetoric with what theyre doing on ground in Ukraine – go to war against an independent and sovereign nation, leading full- full-fledged invasion of Ukraine – this adds seriously of the situation,” Stoltenberg said. on “State of The union” program.
“NATO does not want war with Russia, we are not looking for confrontation,” he told BBC World.
“We are a) defensive alliance, but we need make sure that there is no place for misunderstanding, miscalculation on our ability to defend and protect the allies.”
NATO will deploy its rapid response force for the first it’s time to strengthen son eastern flank in the face of Russia invasion of Ukraine.
The United States and Europe”need to really stick together…both aggressive actions of Russia against Ukraine but also the threatening rhetoric coming from Moscow,” Stoltenberg said.
“That is exactly what we are doing by strengthening NATO military presence in ballast.”
Stoltenberg said that Russia “was conducting a full-climb military invasion of a sovereign and peaceful nation” and that there was “no doubt” that Putin was responsible.
the step is the latest by NATO aimed at strengthening up its defenses after US-led allies rushed by the thousands of troops to eastern members as the Kremlin moved into Ukraine.
But NATOmain main responsibility and task” remains to prevent a attack against a member country, Stoltenberg said.
“Ukraine is a valued partner, we support them, but Ukraine is not covered by the same type of security, absolute security… it applies for NATO allies.”