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NATO warns Russia about the “significant cost” of attacking Ukraine prior to negotiations

NATO Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said that “if Russia re-uses military force against Ukraine” it would cost Russia seriously both economically and politically.

Stoltenberg said senior US and Russian officials held a high stakes conference in Geneva over the crisis in Ukraine. (AFP)

NATO Prime Minister Jens Stortemberg warned Russia of “serious costs” if it launched a further attack on Ukraine and said it hopes the crunch negotiations will show the way to a diplomatic solution. ..

“We are working hard for a peaceful political path and are ready to continue working with Russia to find that path for a peaceful solution,” Stoltemberg said on Monday. I did.

“At the same time, Russia must choose to use the army again and be prepared to choose conflict instead of cooperation,” he added before meeting the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.

“We also need to send a very clear message to Russia. We are united and if Russia again uses military force against Ukraine, it will cost Russia seriously (economically). , Political costs), “Stortenberg said.

The alliance pointed out that it “helps to support Ukraine and maintain the right to self-defense.”

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Prior to important discussions

Stoltenberg was speaking when senior US and Russian officials held a high stakes conference in Geneva over the crisis.

He did not expect this week’s talks to “solve all problems,” but said he would like to begin the process for a political solution.

Following the meeting on Monday, there will be a meeting in Brussels. Russia and all 30 NATO allies on Wednesday.

“The security debate should begin with the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine’s territory,” said Olga Stefanishyna, one of Ukraine’s four deputy prime ministers.

“We believe that Russia miscalculates the situation and relies heavily on our allies and their unity and affirmation to protect the security and stability of Europe.”

Moscow laid a raft Security requirements For the United States and NATO-Excludes giving Ukraine membership in the alliance, withdrawing troops close to Russia, etc.

The United States and its allies say it is not up to Moscow to decide the path other nations will follow, but argue that they are ready to listen to Russia’s “concerns.”

read more: US, Russia take firm policy ahead of important Ukrainian negotiations

Source: AFP

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