Stoltenberg believes Putin will refuse to invade Ukraine after talks with Biden

Source : 112 Ukraine

NATO Secretary General demands that the Kremlin reduce tensions near the Ukrainian border
12:23, 9 December 2021

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has expressed confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin will abandon his intention to attack Ukraine after his dialogue with US leader Joe Biden. This was stated by Stoltenberg during a speech at a Conference on Global Peace and Security in the 21st Century, which took place in Berlin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"We welcome the conversation between President Biden and President Putin which took place yesterday, and we hope that this time Russia will not use military force," Stoltenberg said.

He expressed hope that Russia would respect Ukraine's territorial integrity.

NATO Secretary General has demanded that the Kremlin reduce tensions near the Ukrainian border.

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Stoltenberg insists on the transparency of Russia's intentions towards Ukraine.

Earlier, on December 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held talks. They lasted two hours. Bilateral relations, strategic stability, as well as the situation in Ukraine and NATO enlargement were on the agenda.

It should be noted that on the eve of this meeting, the US President made a number of calls. In particular, Biden called on NATO allies and leaders of several countries.

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