NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on the border situation: It is cynical and inhumane

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called “cynical and inhuman” behavior of the Belarusian authorities, which – as he emphasized in an interview with the daily “Corriere della Sera” – use migrants as “tools for hybrid tactics”. He assured of solidarity with Poland. “Russia is capable – and it has shown – to use military force against its neighbors,” he added.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview for the Italian newspaper published on Friday said: “We are deeply concerned about the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus. Similar events took place along the border line between Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus.” Stoltenberg assured that the Pact closely monitors what is happening on
Polish-Belarusian border. “We express our solidarity with Poland and with all NATO members involved in it,” he added.

NATO chief about the situation at the border: It is cynical and inhuman

“The Atlantic Council made a strong declaration condemning the Lukashenka regime for using innocent and weak people as tools for hybrid tactics aimed at putting pressure on neighboring countries,” he recalled. “It is cynical and inhuman,” he stressed.

The Secretary General noted that NATO sent a team of experts to Lithuania when the country had to face the phenomenon of migratory pressure a few weeks ago. He assured that there is a constant exchange of information in the General Headquarters of the Alliance.

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, he also referred to the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, saying: “First of all, we collect information and observe what Russia is doing at the Ukrainian border, but also in Crimea, where it has been illegally occupying Ukrainian territory since 2014. Allies. NATO is in the region and they are following developments. ” He explained that “what you see is a significantly increased Russian military presence.”

Stoltenberg remarked: “I am not speculating on Russian intentions, but I know Russia is capable – and it has shown – to use military force against its neighbors. This happened in Georgia in 2008, in Crimea, and against Ukraine in 2014. and continues with Russia’s support for the separatists in the Donbass. “

The head of the Alliance announced that during his two-day visit to Rome, he spoke with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini on Wednesday about the “very disturbing” situation along the Ukrainian border. “We also analyzed – he added – the situation between Poland and Belarus.” – Sylwia Wysocka

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