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NATO Urges Russia to Engage in Talks as Military Tensions Escalate

The NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg criticized Russia’s continued military buildup along Ukraine’s borders but stressed that a diplomatic solution to the standoff was still possible.

Tensions are increasing. Russia continues its military buildup, and we see also more troops not only in and around Ukraine, but also now in Belarus. This takes place under the disguise of an exercise, but it integrates very much the Russian forces and the Belarusian forces, and these are highly capable, combat-ready troops, and that there is no transparency on these deployments. It shows that there is no de-escalation. On the contrary, it’s actually more troops, more capabilities, in more countries. A political solution is still possible, but then, of course, Russia has to engage in good faith. We have made our proposals. We are listening — we are ready to listen to those Russian concerns and engage in reciprocal efforts to find a way forward.

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NATO Urges Russia to Engage in Talks as Military Tensions Escalate

By The Associated Press January 26, 2022

The NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg criticized Russia’s continued military buildup along Ukraine’s borders but stressed that a diplomatic solution to the standoff was still possible.

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