NATO is on high alert over the war in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the conflict in a speech he delivered in Brussels on the sidelines of the External Defense Council: “The situation on the battlefield in Ukraine is difficult, so it is more important to increase support for NATO.” Kiev, because we cannot allow President Vladimir Putin to win. “Ukraine must prevail as a sovereign state in Europe, and this is in our interest.”
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At the Defense Council, Stoltenberg also had a “positive discussion with EU defense ministers on critical submarine infrastructure.” After the sabotage of Nord Stream and the accident in the Baltic Sea of the gas pipeline and data cables connecting Finland to Estonia, NATO “increased patrols, information exchange and work with partners.” “We also discussed the vital importance of continuing support for Ukraine,” Stoltenberg stressed. “Last month we saw the incident in the Baltic Sea, where a gas pipeline and internet cables were damaged, and this reminds us of the vulnerability, but also of the importance of this type of infrastructure. NATO has faced these threats for years “Many, but after the accident or damage, first against the Nord Stream gas pipelines and now also against the Baltic Connector, we have intensified patrols, with more qualified aircraft and also with drones, to increase our presence. In the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.” The West is under fire and is trying to defend itself as best it can.
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