NATO Secretary-General: “NATO and the EU stand with the brave people of Ukraine”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss Russia’s brutal, unprovoked and ongoing attack on Ukraine.

NATO and the European Union stand united in condemning Russia’s actions, and in supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its right to self-defence. 

In the press briefing following this meeting, the Secretary-General welcomed the coordinated actions announced by the European Union, NATO Allies and partners. “This sends a strong message of unity. And it demonstrates how alone and isolated Russia is”, said Mr. Stoltenberg. 

Presidents von der Leyen and Michel will both attend the virtual Summit of NATO leaders on 25 February, alongside NATO’s valued partners Finland and Sweden. 

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