Stoltenberg: Russia uses energy as a weapon


“We hope to make progress on the accession of Finland and Sweden,” he said. of NATO.

The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg warned on Tuesday that Russia was “using energy as a weapon” ahead of the North Atlantic Alliance summit in Madrid.

The NATO Secretary General even said that “Russia uses energy as a weapon of coercion”, while pledging that NATO will be climate neutral on carbon by 2050.

He noted that the Madrid summit would be crucial, as “we will agree on a new Strategic Concept, the Madrid Strategic Concept, which will be the plan for NATO in a more dangerous and unpredictable world.”

“And then, we hope to make progress on the accession of Finland and Sweden. “And then, of course, we will also say that in order to be able to defend ourselves in a more dangerous world, we also need to invest more in our defenses.”

For his part, the French president Emanuel Macron He accused Russia of trying to destabilize the world order by blocking food and energy flows at the close of the G7 summit in Germany, adding that “Russia cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine.

The pessimistic assessment that the end of the war in Ukraine is not near, made Olaf Solts, stating that Russia “continues with unchanging barbarism.” He even stressed that the pressure on Moscow must be maintained and the cost of the war for the attacker must be increased. Russia must not win this war, he repeated.

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