NATO Warns the Window of Opportunity for a Russian Attack Is Closing.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg cautioned on Thursday that Europe is entering a “dangerous period” as Russia continues to build up troops near Ukraine and conducts joint military drills in Belarus, but he also reneweda NATO’s offer to hold talks with Moscow.
Jens Stoltenberg, appearing alongside British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said he had written to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offering to negotiate greater transparency around military drills and nuclear arms control in a joint press conference.
In a joint press conference with Johnson, Stoltenberg declared, “We are living in a dangerous time for European security.” “The number of Russian forces is increasing.” says the author. The amount of time that a potential attack has to notify you is decreasing.”
Stoltenberg stated that while NATO does not pose a danger to Russia, it is important to be prepared for the worst while remaining fully committed to achieving a diplomatic solution.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that the country must choose between a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict or face economic penalties from the West as well as an enhanced military presence of NATO forces in the alliance’s eastern member states.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country has a choice: “They can either choose a diplomatic solution – and we’re ready to sit down – or they can choose conflict, and they’ll have to pay a bigger price.”
“There will be economic sanctions,” says the president. As a result, there will be a greater NATO military presence in eastern NATO countries, with the United Kingdom playing a particularly prominent role in this.”