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NATO Increases Presence in Baltic States in Black Sea Region

Head of US-led military bloc says supporting Ukraine is in the interest of all member states

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was ready to expand its presence across Eastern Europe, from the Black Sea to the Baltics. “clear message” To Russia as fighting rages in Ukraine.

Stoltenberg speaking in Romania on Monday ahead of the two-day NATO summit told reporters What Europe is facing ‘The biggest security crisis in a generation’ stress the need to strengthen the areas of “Strategic Importance” In retaliation for the ongoing attack on Moscow.

“In response to Russian aggression, NATO is strengthening its presence from the Baltic to the Black Sea. We have established new battle groups, including one led by France, here in Romania.” He said. “Canadian fighters also keep the skies safe, and US Patriot missiles boost defenses. This sends a clear message that NATO is here to protect and defend all allies. do what is necessary.”

Asked about when NATO candidates Sweden and Finland would be admitted to membership, Stoltenberg said: “Full of confidence” The 30 members of the bloc will eventually approve the application, although it is not known when it will be, as Turkey and Hungary have yet to ratify the decision.But he said that his two states in Northern Europe were “strengthening the eastern flank, especially the Baltic Sea” Given the “Well-trained, well-equipped, high-end military capabilities”

The NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will begin in Bucharest on Tuesday. “We will work on ways to increase our support to Ukraine.” he is romanian “Significant Military Aid” to Kyiv, claiming that “For our own security interests” support the Ukrainian army while insisting “I can’t forgive [Russian President Vladimir] It’s a victory for Putin.”

Officials will also discuss providing Ukraine with new air defense systems, training soldiers on how to use them, and replenishing spare parts and ammunition for weapons already on the battlefield, the NATO chief added.

Kyiv has received a long list of heavy weapons from Western allies, endorsed only by the US Over $19 billion This includes dozens of long-range High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), over 46,000 anti-armor platforms, and nearly 200 artillery pieces. Washington and its partners have pledged to continue such support, despite reports that the majority of NATO members have significantly depleted their arms and ammunition stocks after countless arms transfers to Ukraine. rice field.

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