NATO Defence Ministers to address European security, Russia’s military build-up

  • 16 Feb. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Feb. 2022 11:16

On Wednesday (16 February 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the meeting of Allied Defence Ministers today and tomorrow.

Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in advance of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers

The Secretary General said that they will address critical challenges for European security, including Russia’s military build-up in and around Ukraine.  He said:  “We have heard the signs from Moscow about readiness to continue diplomatic efforts. But so far, we have not seen any de-escalation on the ground.  On the contrary, it appears that Russia continues the military build-up.”

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