NATO Secretary General and Ukrainian President discuss Russia’s military build-up

  • 16 Dec. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Dec. 2021 11:11

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.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the  President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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.