Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Stoltenberg says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation does not want new Cold War

Stoltenberg says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation does not want new Cold War

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the 63rd annual session of the NATO PA in Bucharest stated that Ukraine and Georgia "sooner or later" can become member states of NATO, but at present they should focus on reforms. "But we need dialogue from a strong position of defence and discouragement". Throughout this year, the US has deployed thousands of troops to Eastern Europe and conducted drills, while Russian Federation has done same along its western border with Europe.

It is planned that this unit will form a ground, air and naval forces of ten countries, in particular Italy, Canada, Romania and the United States, the report said.

NATO's new force increases its presence in the Black Sea region that's rich in oil and gas reserves. "North Atlantic Treaty Organisation does not want a new Cold War", he added. "We will continue to work on the basis of the decisions taken at the summits in Wales and Warsaw, modernizing our collective defense and helping to bring stability and security to neighboring countries in the south and east", he said.

"The Aegis Ashore system would add another level of deterrence", said Maciej Kowalski, an analyst at the Polish Casimir Pulaski Foundation, referring to the US -built system.

NATO should not let Russian Federation strengthen its presence in divided Libya as Moscow's involvement in the peace settlement process in Syria has only created an "even more hard situation", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

The Zapad, or West, games were a show of its latest weaponry and its ability to quickly mass soldiers on NATO's borders.

The new force will compliment 900 US troops already in place in Romania. And NATO helps and supports some of the activities taking place there.

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