NATO will not send troops to Ukraine in case of Russian invasion, says secretary-general


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Otan descarta envio de tropas

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg| Photo: Stephanie Lecocq/EFE

NATO does not plan to send combat troops to Ukraine in the event of an invasion by Russia. The statement was given this Sunday (30) by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the British TV channel BBC. According to Stoltenberg, the organization’s focus is on offering support to the country, which is not a member of NATO.

“There is a difference between being a member of NATO and being a strong and highly valued partner like Ukraine. this”, added the Secretary-General.

Stoltenberg highlighted that NATO countries already promise sanctions to the Russian government in the event of an invasion of Ukrainian territory, with the aim of avoiding military action in search of a political solution to tensions on the border. between countries, in a “balanced approach” for the case.;

US President Joe Biden has already stated that there will be movement of US troops to Eastern Europe “in the short term” and Boris Johnson, Prime Minister UK minister, offered military scheme to strengthen borders. The British plan to double the number of troops currently held in the region and send more defensive weaponry to Ukraine.

Tensions increased between Russia, USA and their allies because of the mobilization of 59 1,000 Russian soldiers on the Ukrainian border , raising fears of a possible Russian attack on Ukrainian territory, which Washington believes is “imminent”.

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