Russia has deployed nearly all its ground forces in Ukraine — Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg

Russian has committed almost all its ground forces to the war in Ukraine, thereby not posing a major military threat to NATO at the moment, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on March 14.

During a press conference, Stoltenberg addressed journalists' questions about Russia's aggressive statements and the threats posed by its announced military buildup on Finland’s borders.

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“Finland is in a safer position now than before joining the Alliance, because it is now covered by collective defense obligations according to Article 5,” said Stoltenberg.

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“Essentially all Russian ground forces are engaged in the aggressive war against Ukraine. So, we see no immediate military threats against any NATO allies.”

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He added that NATO allies will continue to closely monitor the situation and Russia’s subsequent actions.

In conclusion, Stoltenberg said that the Alliance "is capable of protecting any of its allies," a task it has been successfully executing for 75 years.

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