Ukraine: NATO has shown that it can make difficult but essential decisions

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba welcomed NATO’s stance towards Russia on Wednesday.

“NATO demonstrated today in Madrid that it can make difficult but essential decisions,” Kuleba said on his Twitter account.

He also added: “We welcome the clear stance vis-à-vis Russia, as well as the accession of Finland and Sweden,” noting that “taking an equally strong and active stance vis-à-vis Ukraine will help protect security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region “.

biggest threat

This comes after NATO leaders renewed their condemnation of Russia’s “terrible brutality” in Ukraine, pledging more support to Kiev to counter the Russian attack.

“Kiev can count on us for as long as it takes,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at today’s Madrid Summit, noting that NATO leaders have agreed that Russia is the biggest threat to the country. alliance.

important decisions

In addition, he indicated that the meeting agreed to take a number of important decisions.

He revealed that they stressed the importance of increasing NATO funding by at least 2% of each country’s GDP and agreed to change its strategic concepts, as well as increase defense spending and reposition forces and equipment. They also decided to support deterrence systems to adapt to the new security reality in Europe.

Interestingly, the Madrid Summit was launched in an unprecedented atmosphere of tension between Moscow and the West and the escalation of arms in Europe, following the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which prompted many countries to take sides behind NATO, and strengthen its military presence in Europe.

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