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Russia poses a 'direct threat' to NATO security: Stoltenberg

Overhauling the alliance's defences in response to the war

29 June, 11:37
(ANSA-AFP) - MADRID, JUN 29 - NATO leaders meeting in Madrid Wednesday are set to label Russia a menace to their security as they overhaul the alliance's defences in response to the war on Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. "We'll state clearly that Russia poses a direct threat to our security," Stoltenberg said ahead of the unveiling of NATO's strategic blueprint.

NATO leaders were set Wednesday to invite Finland and Sweden to join after Turkey dropped objections, as the alliance looked to revamp its defences at a summit dominated by the war in Ukraine.

More than four months after Russia invaded Ukraine, upending the European security landscape, leaders gather in Madrid for what NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called a "historic and transformative summit" for the alliance's future. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to address the meeting via videolink to renew Kyiv's pleas for accelerated weapons deliveries from its allies. (ANSA-AFP).

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