NATO Secretary General denies Ukraine support in case of war

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: the collective defense of the alliance does not apply to Ukraine This statement was made on Friday, November 26, by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels. TASS reports.

“Ukraine is a partner of NATO, it is not a member state of the alliance. Our article on collective defense – the fifth article [of the North Atlantic Treaty] does not apply to Ukraine, “Stoltenberg said.

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The fifth article of the treaty, which serves as the founding document of NATO, says that an attack on one of the member states of the treaty will be regarded by the rest as an attack on all member states at once. Thus, the secretary general of the alliance refused to support Ukraine in case of war.

According to Stoltenberg, the alliance provides sufficient support to Kiev in other ways. This is expressed both in political and military terms.

Earlier it became known that the administration of US President Joe Biden is discussing sending military advisers to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is confident that the transfer of American instructors to Ukraine is already underway, calling them “some truly inveterate warriors.”



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