NATO is considering continuing to build up its presence on the eastern flank. He stated this on January 25 in an interview CNN NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“It is impossible to avoid misunderstandings about our readiness, commitment to protect allies, especially on the eastern flank of the alliance,” Stoltenberg said.
Earlier in the day, Stoltenberg assured that NATO had no intention of stationing troops in Ukraine. US President Joe Biden said the same. As the spokeswoman said white house Jen Psaki, the head of the United States has “no intentions, no interest, no desire” for this.
On January 24, it became known that the US Department of Defense put 8,500 troops on high alert in case they needed to be transferred to Europe. As Jan Psaki later explained, this decision was intended solely to support the countries of the “eastern flank” of NATO.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the same day that the actions of the United States and NATO lead to an escalation of tension in Ukraine. In his opinion, there are a lot of rumors and unreliable data about the situation in Ukraine and the allegedly planned attack by Russia, which are “information hysteria”.
In the Western media, articles have repeatedly appeared about the allegedly possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. Against this background, American lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions against Moscow. Russia has repeatedly rejected reports of an alleged possible invasion of Ukraine. On January 10, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov noted that Moscow had no intentions to attack Ukraine and could not have it.
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