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NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Holiness2100: 3:11pm On Jun 29, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub5SvDIBCAU
SIGNIFICANT THREAT: NATO declares the Russian Federation is the "most significant and direct threat" to the bloc

NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security, as the military alliance met Wednesday to confront what NATO’s chief called the biggest security crisis since World War II.

It also promised to “step up political and practical support” to Ukraine as it fights off Russia’s invasion.

But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy chided NATO for not embracing his embattled country more fully and asked for more weapons to defeat Moscow’s forces.

Russia’s invasion of its neighbor shattered Europe’s peace, drove NATO to pour troops and weapons into eastern Europe on a scale not seen since the Cold War, and was set to give the defense organization two new members in Sweden and Finland.

President (Vladimir) Putin’s war against Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe and has created the greatest security crisis in Europe since the Second World War,” said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.


The alliance promised to more support for Ukraine, which has already received billions in military and civilian aid from NATO countries. But Zelenskyy lamented that NATO’s open-door policy to new members did not appear to apply to his country.

“The open-door policy of NATO shouldn’t resemble the old turnstiles on Kyiv’s subway, which stay open but close when you approach them until you pay,” Zelenskyy said by video link to the leaders of the 30 NATO nations meeting in Madrid. “Hasn’t Ukraine paid enough?”

He asked for more modern artillery systems and other weapons and warned the leaders that they either had to provide Ukraine with the help it needed to defeat Russia or “face a delayed war between Russia and yourself.”

“The question is who’s next? Moldova? Or the Baltics? Or Poland? The answer is: all of them,” he said. “We are deterring Russia to prevent it from destroying us and from destroying you.”

Zelenskyy has acknowledged that NATO membership is a distant prospect. The alliance is trying to strike a delicate balance, letting its member-nations arm Ukraine without sparking a direct confrontation between NATO and nuclear-armed Russia.

Under NATO treaties, an attack on any member would be considered an attack on all and trigger a military response by the entire alliance.

U.S. President Joe Biden, whose country provides the bulk of NATO’s military power, vowed the Madrid summit would send “an unmistakable message ... that NATO is strong and united.”

“We’re stepping up. We’re proving that NATO is more needed now than it ever has been,” said Biden. He announced a hefty boost in America’s military presence in Europe, including a permanent U.S. base in Poland, two more Navy destroyers based in Rota, Spain, and two more F35 squadrons to the U.K.

Still, strains among NATO allies have also emerged as the cost of energy and other essential goods has skyrocketed, partly because of the the war and tough Western sanctions on Russia. There also are tensions over how the war will end and what, if any, concessions Ukraine should make to stop the fighting.


Money could also be a sensitive issue — just nine of NATO’s 30 members currently meet the organization’s target of spending 2% of gross domestic product on defense.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose country does hit the target, urged NATO allies “to dig deep to restore deterrence and ensure defense in the decade ahead.”

The war has already triggered a big increase in NATO’s forces in eastern Europe, and allies are expected to agree at the summit to boost the strength of the alliance’s rapid reaction force nearly eightfold, from 40,000 to 300,000 troops. The troops will be based in their home nations but dedicated to specific countries on NATO’s eastern flank, where the alliance plans to build up stocks of equipment and ammunition.

Stoltenberg said it was part of the “the biggest overhaul of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War.”

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-nato-zelenskyy-politics-jens-stoltenberg-54c91903690f0d56537fa40ada88d83c

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Righteousness2(m): 3:29pm On Jun 29, 2022
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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by jimetagambo: 3:57pm On Jun 29, 2022
When all your neighbors and brothers are afraid and running from you to seek refuge elsewhere, then you are evil and need to check your ways.

Putin now has two very much more powerful countries joining NATO in place of Ukraine. Putin miscalculated badly.

Anyways. Congrats to Sweden and Finland.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Kingkum: 4:01pm On Jun 29, 2022
Righteousness2:
The news headlines these days are right out of the Pages of the Bible! God is Warning Us! Wake Up!

Everything JESUS said would signal His coming are ferociously manifesting before us all around the world.

JESUS likened last days event to a woman in Labour. As the labor progresses, the Pains increase in both Frequency and intensity until the baby finally comes.

This is exactly what the world is experiencing. As we get closer to JESUS Return, all the Signs HE gave to us are becoming more Frequent and more intense.

Get Ready people! Get your relationship with JESUS Christ on point. JESUS Christ is Coming!!!
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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Righteousness2(m): 4:07pm On Jun 29, 2022
Kingkum:

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Kingkum: 4:13pm On Jun 29, 2022
Righteousness2:


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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Drenimarcus(m): 4:55pm On Jun 29, 2022
If you need 32 nations to defeat one country, then you are not strong enough. Still not a match for the Russkies.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by okeysoninv: 6:02pm On Jun 29, 2022
many members of NATO are not committed to the pacts..if I were Biden will just withdraw USA from NATO. the alliance is rubbish..

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by gbaskiboy: 6:04pm On Jun 29, 2022
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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Moh247: 6:04pm On Jun 29, 2022
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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by ATEAMS: 6:04pm On Jun 29, 2022
WAR GAME'S

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by FERNANDEZISBACK: 6:04pm On Jun 29, 2022
Drenimarcus:
If you need 32 nations to defeat one country, then you are not strong enough. Still not a match for the Russkies.
Says wh0? grin
This is an alliance..or don't ya think? grin

Russia is no match to NATO.. grin
The numbers shift a bit from source to source..but the last I checked NATO in Europe has three times Russia’s air strength and a similar advantage in ground forces...

That is just in Europe..not counting American and Canadian reinforcements...If NATO in Europe call for it the United States alone has double the number of modern strike aircraft available to Russia...
So where is ya nonsense coming from? grin

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Lovenorth: 6:05pm On Jun 29, 2022
God bless Putin, the time that this Nzalaboto would realise the truth it is when his country is completely occupied and controlled by our lovely Putin, it's better to surrender now before the head is cut which is too late to cry

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by handsomeyinka(m): 6:05pm On Jun 29, 2022
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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by inoki247: 6:05pm On Jun 29, 2022
Oga If u people wan end the world end am nd stop disturbing us Nigeria will kuku elect anoda Clueless president by 2023 so if u wan end d world end am make we go rest....

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by alcuin(m): 6:06pm On Jun 29, 2022
And NATO is also a threat to Russia.

May I ask, what exactly is the reason for NATO in the first place?

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by handsomeyinka(m): 6:06pm On Jun 29, 2022
Righteousness2:
The news headlines these days are right out of the Pages of the Bible! God is Warning Us! Wake Up!

Everything JESUS said would signal His coming are ferociously manifesting before us all around the world.

JESUS likened last days event to a woman in Labour. As the labor progresses, the Pains increase in both Frequency and intensity until the baby finally comes.

This is exactly what the world is experiencing. As we get closer to JESUS Return, all the Signs HE gave to us are becoming more Frequent and more intense.

Get Ready people! Get your relationship with JESUS Christ on point. JESUS Christ is Coming!!!
This one sick oooo...

HOW NATO AND JESUS RELATE ?

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Nobody: 6:06pm On Jun 29, 2022
USA and it’s minions does not stand a chance against Almighty Russia, China and few other countries that has balls has always been a threat to the NATO alliance.

Just look at the map below, who is the real threat?

If you know how African leaders are treated, addressed in closed door meetings with USA and western leaders, you ll understand that these evil western leaders don’t deserve your jubilation.

My fellow Nigerians, shine your eyes �.
Don’t be a western stooge
Don’t be ignorant.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Mccullum: 6:06pm On Jun 29, 2022
NATO was founded in 1949 because of Russia,

Russia and NATO can't be partner till when this planet cease to exist.

The WW3 has commenced gradually as NATO expansion is the major factor that's

causing destabilization of Europe which will later spread beyond to other parts of

the world. Historically, 1st & 2nd WW started from Europe.

I pray for escalation of WW3 not to happen because of the fear of deadly weapons on ground.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by jkpbestseries: 6:07pm On Jun 29, 2022
Putin.... Putting it hot hot and wotowoto to NATO body

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by mach7(m): 6:07pm On Jun 29, 2022
A useless club led by a bully with willing and unwilling crew members.

Despite all their rhetoric, all of them individually and collectively know that any mistake they make in attacking Russia or Russian interests will lead to a devastating conclusion to their liberal and decadent civilisations.

As to the claim on NATO Salesman of the year, Finland and Sweden have been NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner since 2015 or so. Finland is even a member of NATO's Rapid Reaction Force and they have been doing multiple exercises since time immemorial while being actively courted to formally join NATO since 2010. So nothing changes in terms of their threats to Russia.

What simply will happen is that Russia will allocate two Nuclear missiles each for Finland and Sweden and will militarise the border/Islands surrounding Finland & Sweden. This is separate from certain economic decisions that Russia will take which will be harmful to their economies.

As for Turkey, I hope they got what they really wanted in return for acceding to Finland & Sweden joining.

Nothing spoil.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Oysters(m): 6:08pm On Jun 29, 2022
And NATO is Russia's 'most significant and direct threat'.

See how it works? undecided

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Babaken(m): 6:08pm On Jun 29, 2022
So so noise.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by AroleOduduwa2: 6:09pm On Jun 29, 2022
Ukraine will be left behind. NATO's goal has been accomplished. They desperately need the Swedes and Finns. I live in the west, but there is something wrong with the west; they consider anyone powerful a treat to them, and they keep repeating the rule-based order, which only God knows what that gibberish means.

Turkey will have it rough in Syria, Russia will not do their bidding again, the Kremlin has already stated, and the Kurds are the true losers in this arrangement.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Ckonnet: 6:09pm On Jun 29, 2022
Russ

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Ckonnet: 6:10pm On Jun 29, 2022
okeysoninv:
many member of NATO are not committed to the pacts..if I were Biden will just withdraw USA from NATO. the alliance is rubbish..

That's what trump was against, eu and hypocrisy is related.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Winters23: 6:10pm On Jun 29, 2022
grin
Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by GardenOfGod(m): 6:10pm On Jun 29, 2022
That statemet in itself is a threat

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by Ckonnet: 6:11pm On Jun 29, 2022
AroleOduduwa2:
Ukraine will be abandoned. The objective of NATO have been achived. The need the swedes and Finnish so badly.

Was part of it and weakening russia also. Was an apparent trap 4 pootin.

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Re: NATO Calls Russia Its ‘Most Significant and Direct Threat’ by eleko1: 6:11pm On Jun 29, 2022
cool 9ja in Moscow/RUSSIA beta enter Finland or elsewhere safe b4 dey start throwing that thing lipsrsealed

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