NATO provides guarantees to allies & not partners like Ukraine - Stoltenberg

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

NATO provides guarantees to allies & not partners like Ukraine - Stoltenberg

Ukraine is not a member of NATO, and therefore the US-led bloc cannot guarantee that it would fight on its behalf in case of Russian military aggression, its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference in Latvia, where he is visiting for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, the former Norwegian prime minister emphasized that Ukraine is just a partner and the terms of the bloc's agreement state that it goes to war to defend its own members.
“We must understand the difference between a NATO ally, for example, Latvia, Poland, and Romania, and a close and highly valued partner Ukraine, for which we provide support, training capacity, equipment,” he explained, pointing out that there is no obligation for the bloc to protect Kiev.

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