US, NATO Warn Moscow Against “Costly” Ukraine Attack

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that there would be a high price for Russia if once again they use force against Ukraine.

“The West has already shown that it can wield economic, financial, and political sanctions against Moscow,” Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of talks of the alliance’s foreign ministers in the Latvian capital Riga.

The US and NATO will meet to discuss Moscow’s intentions for massing troops on the border of Ukraine.

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken would brief his 29 NATO counterparts on Washington’s intelligence on what is going on at the alliance’s eastern flank and in Ukraine.

“We will be consulting closely with NATO allies and partners in the days ahead… about whether there are other steps that we should take as an alliance to strengthen our defenses, strengthen our resilience, strengthen our capacity,” said Blinken. 

NATO’s statement came after UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss had said they would stand with their fellow democracies against Russia’s malign activity.

“NATO’s support for Ukraine is unbroken… Russia would have to pay a high price for any sort of aggression,” echoed German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

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