BRUSSELS, September 30 – Novosti. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the alliance is not part of the conflict in Ukraine, but will continue to provide the necessary assistance to Kyiv.
Stoltenberg issued a press statement on Friday. Earlier , Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine is applying to join NATO in an expedited manner. Stolteneberg reaffirmed the alliance’s “open door” policy, but stressed that the bloc is still going to concentrate on helping Kyiv in self-defense.
“NATO is not part of the conflict, but we provide support to Ukraine so that it can exercise its right to self-defense,” he said.
According to him, NATO remains a defensive alliance. “We remain united and ready to defend each member of the alliance and all its territory,” the secretary general added.
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