NATO will continue the policy of containment of Russia due to the fact that it enhances its military presence from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea, and due to Russia’s behavior towards NATO allies and partners, as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivering a speech at a joint meeting of both of the houses of the U.S. Congress, Ukrinform reported.
“NATO will continue its policy of containment, defense, and dialogue,” NATO Secretary-General stated.
This is because Russia is enhancing its military presence from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea, because it used to combat nerve agent in Britain, supports Assad’s regime in Syria, carries out cyber attacks at NATO allies and partners.
Besides, Russia is carrying out a multi-level campaign of disinformation and tries to interfere in the democratic processes, as Stoltenberg noted.
As a reaction, NATO enhanced a collective defense and deployed troops on the territories of its eastern allies. Besides, the bloc activated the support of its close partners Georgia and Ukraine. Stoltenberg noted that the sovereign states have a sovereign right to choose their way.
Russia’s aggressive behavior remains one of the biggest challenges for the North-Atlantic Alliance and pressure on Russia will be increased, as Stoltenberg said.
Earlier, NATO Secretary-General confirmed that the Alliance would allocate $260 million for construction of a warehouse for the American troops in Poland.