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NATO Chief Stoltenberg Says Russia’s Build-Up Most Serious Crisis In Decades

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday (15 February 2022) stated there are signs from Moscow that diplomacy should continue, saying that this “gives grounds for cautious optimism”.

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At the same time, the Secretary General stressed that there is no indication of any de-escalation on the ground. “Russia has amassed a fighting force in and around Ukraine, unprecedented since the Cold War”, Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers on Wednesday.

“Everything is now in place for a new attack, but Russia still has time to step back from the brink”, Stoltenberg said, urging Russia “to stop preparing for war and start working for a peaceful solution to the crisis.” 

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