NATO steps up and responds to Russia

By Scoop
June 29, 2022 · less than 3 min read

It’s set to be one of the biggest overhauls in NATO’s history.

Just quit it

After a flailing, misfiring invasion of Ukraine, Russia seems to be a little embarrassed. It’s dishing out threats to eastern European countries left, right and center, with Lithuania the latest to receive threats of ‘practical’ action. And when the country came under a mysterious cyberattack on Monday, there were no guesses about who was to blame.

But NATO isn’t messing around. Since the creation of the alliance, rarely has it ever come so close to war. From Moldova to Lithuania to Poland, any country neighboring Russia is now looking over its shoulder nervously. And NATO has decided to step up its mobilizations.

Stepping things up

The Norwegian Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has announced 300,000 troops will be put on high alert, while munitions will also be moved eastwards – all in response to Russian aggression.

The Ukrainian president himself has also spoken to NATO leaders urging them to continue their support for the Ukrainian cause. Zelensky’s latest plea is for enough military aid to bring the war to a conclusion by the end of the year.

Whether we’ll see this come to fruition though, remains to be seen. Plus, there’s a legal tightrope that countries need to follow in order to avoid being seen as a co-combatant party against Russia. But here’s hoping that Zelensky’s appeal is heard. Enough blood has been shed. 

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