The NATO leaders will address the need for a reset of Allied deterrence and defence

  • 24 Mar. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 24 Mar. 2022 09:14

Arriving at the extraordinary NATO Summit on Thursday (24 March 2022), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the NATO leaders will address the most serious security crisis in a generation as they meet today at NATO Headquarters.

Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of the extraordinary Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government

He explained today’s meeting will focus on continued Allied support to Ukraine and announced that President Zelenskyy will address NATO leaders. Underlining that NATO’s core task is to protect and defend all Allies, the Secretary General said: “the NATO leaders will today address the need for a reset of our deterrence and defence in the longer term.”  

Mr. Stoltenberg went on to say that  “the first step is the establishment of four new battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia”. He also underlined the new sense of urgency for the need of investing more in defence.