NATO does not define Russia as enemy, - Stoltenberg

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Alliance Secretary-General, Russia “is not the same as the Soviet Union”
12:00, 9 December 2019

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Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO did not consider the Russian Federation an enemy. Stoltenberg told this in an interview with CNN.

"We do not create a list of enemies. We do not define Russia as an enemy. What we see is a more assertive Russia, which had used military force against its neighbor, Ukraine," NATO's secretary-general said.

Stoltenberg also noted that NATO is always trying to improve relations and does not “divide the world into either foes or friends”.

Related: NATO split: What Macron stands for?

"Russia is not the same as the Soviet Union," he stressed.

As we reported earlier, Stoltenberg claimed that Ukraine and Georgia would be the members of the North Atlantic Alliance as he stated at NATO Engages.

According to Stoltenberg, the decision of the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 that Ukraine and Georgia will enter the Alliance overtime remained in force but the terms of its fulfillment are not defined.

The Secretary-General underlined that the main task is to find a way to help Ukraine and Georgia to progress for entrance to Alliance.

Related: Foreign Minister Prystaiko to represent Ukraine at NATO summit

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