NATO wants to “remove any room for miscalculation” in Moscow about its willingness to defend all members of the alliance, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said, writes aa.com.tr.
“At the meeting today, we will also not only address the immediate consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but we will also address the more long-term consequences. The defense ministers will talk about NATO’s long-term adaptation to the changed security environment to strengthen the alliance’s defense and deterrence capabilities”, - said Stoltenberg.
“Our presence here sends a signal to the world that we remain united in our support of Ukraine”, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters on the way to the meeting.
He repeated NATO’s condemnation of “Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion” of Ukraine, underlining NATO’s support for Ukraine’s “legitimate and sovereign government”.