The Ukraine conflict could erupt into a full-fledged war between Russia and NATO, the military bloc’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.

He also claimed that NATO has been focused on avoiding a new global conflict, but a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO forces in Europe could happen, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says.

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I fear that the proxy war in Ukraine will spiral out of control and become a major war between NATO and Russia, Stoltenberg told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Friday, adding that if things go wrong, they can go horribly wrong.

NATO’s most important task is to prevent a full-scale (nuclear) war in Europe, and that is something we work on every single day.

The head of the US-led bloc however warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that NATO would defend its members.

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According to Article 5 of its founding treaty, an armed attack on one member state “shall be considered an attack against them all. Stoltenberg said that Putin knows that it’s one for all and all for one.

After Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February, NATO deployed 40,000 troops to its eastern flank, nearly ten times more than a year before.

The US has quietly given Ukraine the go-ahead to launch long-range strikes against targets inside Russian territory.

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Moscow, meanwhile, considers NATO military sites close to its border as a national security threat and has warned that sending heavy weapons from the West to Kiev risks a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this month that the US and NATO were already directly involved in the conflict by supplying Ukraine with arms and training its soldiers.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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Lola Lopez
Lola Lopez
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11-12-22 13:13

Hypocrisy is NATO’s diplomacy?

Donnchadh
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11-12-22 13:42

Couldn’t have put it better–NATO now on Russia’s doorstep after telling Gorbachev–” no we have no intention on expanding ” -even ex German Chancellor Merkle has announced she conned Putin with talks of peace . US -800 bases worldwide surrounding Russia & China -yet it calls Russia “the aggressor ” — two weeks into the Iraq ” shock & awe ” false flag –7164 civilians killed – any crocodile tears shed there ?? Now its okay to bomb Russia –sorry , if I ran Russia it would be no more “Mr.Nice Guy ” -as it stands eat your popcorn and… Read more »