NATO calls Russia ‘strategic partner’, ‘major threat’

First Published Jun 30, 2022, 6:12 PM IST

At the NATO summit in Madrid, the 30-member NATO alliance made it clear that Russia is the biggest threat to our security and security. At the same time, NATO countries for the first time accused China of posing a threat to its own security. President Joe Biden has said the U.S. will bring more troops and weapons to Europe, including establishing a permanent presence in the eastern part of NATO. International war experts also observe that the Ukraine war is taking on new dimensions. At the same time, the NATO alliance decided to strengthen its stance on China. With NATO openly declaring that the alliance between the two countries is a threat to their security, Europe is worried that another war may open up.

Vladimir Putin

Turkey has opposed Finland’s and Sweden’s interest in joining the NATO alliance, and has agreed to allow both countries to join NATO. With this, Finland and Sweden will become NATO allies without delaying the unanimous decision of the 30 member states.

joe biden

Russia lost control of the western Baltic Sea as Russia continued its war of attrition in eastern Ukraine to avoid NATO presence. Finland and Sweden will soon become NATO allies, along with the Baltic states of Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Lithuania and Estonia.

With this, Russia will lose its dominance in the sea off the coast of St. Petersburg. The presence of NATO forces in the Baltic Sea will increase tenfold. President Joe Biden has announced that he will increase NATO’s presence in Europe. Biden said it would establish a permanent presence for the first time in the eastern part of NATO.

The US-controlled NATO was one of the two strongholds formed after World War II, and the second was the USSR-controlled alliance. The Cold War was active, but it ended with the fall of the USSR.

However, with the rise of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s dictator, the idea of ​​restoring the old empire was revived in Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selensky has called for a NATO alliance with Putin, who is looking for a reason. With this, Putin ordered a “military move” against Ukraine.

Magdalena Andersson

Twelve years ago, NATO’s ‘strategic idea’ made no mention of China. But Russia has been described as a “strategic partner.” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Madrid that times had changed. “The international balance is changing and strategic competition is on the rise,” he said of the new international political climate.

Xi Jinping

‘China does not share our values. Moreover, like Russia, it seeks to weaken the order based on national law. So we have to stand together. ‘ NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated. This is the first time NATO has publicly blamed the Russia-China power bloc.

Stoltenberg stressed that the NATO alliance meeting was taking place in the midst of the most serious security crisis we have faced since World War II. Much of the focus was on Ukraine and Russia. But with NATO’s revelations about China, the concerns of the Russia-China alliance were first shared by the West.

“The deep strategic partnership between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation and their concerted efforts to reduce the international order based on the rule of law are against our values ​​and interests,” NATO said.

Boris Johnson

NATO accuses Russia’s war in Ukraine of disrupting peace and seriously altering our security environment. At the NATO summit in Madrid, Putin announced that he would strengthen US forces in Europe against the rising threat of Putin and send two F-35 squadrons to the UK and two destroyers to Spain.

At the same time, Biden announced another decision that war observers thought would provoke Russia. A permanent military presence in Europe, in Poland. “NATO is strong and united. The steps we take at this summit will further enhance our collective strength.” Biden said.

Olaf Scholz

To this end, Biden announced that he would increase NATO military presence in Europe, respond to the changing security environment and strengthen collective security. The U.S. has already deployed an additional 20,000 troops to Europe. A total of 100,000 NATO troops are currently stationed across Europe.

In addition to the UK and Spain, NATO will provide additional air defense systems to Germany and Italy. In addition to its permanent military presence in Poland, 5,000 troops will be sent to Romania. The F-35 is a state-of-the-art fighter jet supplied to the UK and Spain. It has air dominance and ground attack capability.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Biden claimed that we would ensure that NATO was prepared to face threats from all directions, including Europe’s land, air and sea. The Pentagon claims that the first permanent U.S. military presence in the eastern part of NATO will improve our command and control capabilities, interoperability with NATO, and advance equipment management.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Putin’s hopes of splitting NATO through the Ukraine invasion had been dashed. Johnson joked that Putin was getting “more NATO” during the summit. During the summit, Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who allowed Finland and Sweden to enter NATO.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who hosted the Madrid summit, has called for Russia to be described as a “major threat” rather than a “strategic partner” following the expansion of the new alliance. NATO documents published in 2010 described Russia as a strategic partner. NATO also warns of Russia-China alliance.

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