NATO chief says ‘serious concern’ over Russia’s Ukraine activities

SpaceWar.com reports: “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Ukraine’s leader on Tuesday that the alliance has ‘serious concern’ over Russian military activities around its southern neighbour and backs Kiev’s sovereignty.

Last week, Kiev accused Moscow of massing thousands of troops on its northern and eastern borders, as well as on the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014.

Stoltenberg said he had called President Volodymyr Zelensky ‘to express serious concern about Russia’s military activities in and around Ukraine and ongoing ceasefire violations’.

‘NATO firmly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty an territorial integrity. We remain committed to our close partnership.’

The phone call from the NATO chief follows messages of solidarity for Ukraine from leading alliance powers the United States and Britain, and from the European Union…”

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