Stoltenberg supports extending sanctions against Russia for annexation of Crimea
NATO Secretary General addressed global security issues at the forum in Brussels
Two years after the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, it’s important that economic sanctions against Russia remain in place, Stoltenberg said as quoted by the Alliance’s official website.
The NATO leading official stressed that the Alliance strengthens its collective security, increasing its presence in Eastern Europe due to Russia’s aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
The Secretary General added that being firm in defending Allies, and keeping channels of political dialogue open must go hand-in-hand. “There is no contradiction between strong defence and political dialogue,” Stoltenberg said.
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