Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is the victim," NATO replies to Putin

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"The facts are clear and everyone can see them: no one is attacking Russia. Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is the victim of that aggression," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg defended today in response to the speech delivered this morning by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he accused the West of attacking his country to take away its "historical territories that today are called Ukraine". "It was Russia that started this imperialist war," Stoltenberg has replied to the Kremlin narrative. "Putin cannot win: he would be very dangerous for our security and that of the whole world."

About a year after the start of the war, the Atlantic Alliance and the European Union today exhibited their "unbreakable unity" with Kyiv by holding their first tripartite meeting at the headquarters of the military organization, on the outskirts of Brussels. , with a clear and urgent goal: speed up deliveries of arms and ammunition to Ukraine, increase the production capacity of the European arms industry and better coordinate their efforts to live up to the "war of attrition" and "logistical battle" What has the conflict become? "It's a matter of weeks, not months," Borrell stressed, concerned that aid may not arrive in time to prevent Russia from taking advantage at this critical moment in the war.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, appears with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (left) and EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell (right) at the end their first bilateral meeting held today in Brussels to create coordination mechanisms to speed up the arrival of arms and ammunition in the country.


Stolteberg has "regretted" Putin's announcement to "suspend" Russia's participation in the New Start treaty signed by Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev in 2010, the last nuclear arms control pact remaining in force between this country and the United States. Joined. "I appeal to Russia to review its position. More nuclear weapons and less arms control will make this a more dangerous world," she warned. Borrell has made a grim analysis of the consequences of Putin's announcement. This decision, added to the war of aggression launched against Ukraine, "is further proof that it wants to demolish the security system built since the end of the cold war."

Kuleba: "Not everything is black and white in the Global South" but you must understand that "we defend rules that also protect them"

A tripartite agreement has emerged from today's meeting in Brussels for the EU, NATO and Ukraine to coordinate to implement an "effective" arms purchase system that allows a timely response to the new offensives launched by Moscow. "Let's be frank, no one thought this war would last so long," admitted Minister Kuleba, who urged the Western allies to take the necessary decisions to increase the amount of arms and ammunition provided to his country and, above all, everything, the speed at which it does it.

This week, coinciding with the anniversary of the start of the war, the UN will vote on a resolution condemning Russian aggression. All eyes are on the vote of certain countries of the so-called Global South, which includes regions of Africa and Latin America. Kuleba has denied that the divide between the West and the rest of the world is as sharp as it is sometimes portrayed. "The situation in the Global South has nuances, it is not all black and white," he said after recalling that among the 143 votes of support that the previous resolution received were countries from this region. Still, "it is true that we must do more to work with the countries of the Global South" and make them understand that this war "is not just about Ukraine, but about defending rules that also protect them. If they don't defend in the In the case of Ukraine, they will also be in danger and I don't think it's something they want."

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