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Stoltenberg: The paradox of the struggle in Ukraine and the “worth” of China – 2024-06-21 16:44:33

NATO Secretary Common Jens Stoltenberg in the present day demanded that China pay the value for its help for Russia, whereas encouraging the Western army alliance to supply extra weapons to Ukraine.

“It might appear paradoxical, however the path to peace means extra weapons to Ukraine,” the NATO chief stated in a speech on the Wilson Middle, a suppose tank in Washington.

Stoltenberg, who will quickly step down as NATO’s secretary basic, is visiting Washington to arrange for the Atlantic Alliance summit to be held within the US capital in July.

He’s anticipated to be acquired within the afternoon on the White Home by US President Joe Biden.

Underlining that “China is fueling the most important armed battle in Europe for the reason that Second World Struggle and on the identical time needs to keep up good relations with the West”, Stoltenberg made it clear that Beijing can’t have all of it.

“Sooner or later – until China modifications course – the Allies should impose (measures that can have) a price,” he added.

NATO, led by the USA, has more and more criticized help to the Russian struggle machine offered by China and its firms, which provide elements and gear that help Russia’s protection sector.

He additionally harassed that NATO would take over Western army help for Ukraine, which till now had been managed by Washington, as NATO protection ministers determined final week in Brussels.

The NATO chief additionally assured that greater than 20 international locations have pledged to extend their army spending to 2% of their GDP this yr, because the Alliance has lengthy claimed. 5 years in the past, fewer than 10 NATO member states have been assembly the Alliance’s protection spending goal.


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