NATO Secretary General and Ukrainian President discuss Russia’s military build-up
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (16 December 2021) to discuss Russia’s military build-up in and around Ukraine.
The Secretary General underlined that this build-up has no justification and undermines security in Europe. “We call on Russia to return to diplomacy, to de-escalate and to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.
The Secretary General stressed that any further aggression against Ukraine will have severe consequences and would carry a high price.
Read the transcript of the press point here.