Washington and Brussels announced last week that they would suspend the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe after Russia announced that it would end its participation.
Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, told a German news outlet on Sunday that the Western countries supporting Ukraine should prepare for a “long war” because most conflicts stretch longer than first thought.
Sweden announced last week that it will increase military spending by about 30 percent in 2024 in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, stating that it now faces its “most serious security situation” since WWII.
Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, gave some of the history that led up to Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine—notably his alliance’s decision to continue its march eastward.
Poland announced last week that it will send more troops to its border with Belarus after claiming that Minsk violated its airspace with military helicopters—a claim that Minsk rejected.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told African leaders last week that Moscow will never allow Ukraine to become a member of NATO, despite bluster from the West that its membership into the anti-Russia alliance is inevitable.
President Joe Biden attended the major NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania last week and his message to current alliance members was that support for Ukraine must not waver no matter the risks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that NATO played a lead role in the December drone attack on military airfields in the country and even helped modify the drones used in the mission.
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One week ago, the Ukrainian government may have deliberately attacked neighbor Poland in an attempt to draw the NATO alliance into its war with Russia.