2022-08-18

NATO has identified Russia as a “major security threat”

NATO members demanded that Russia “immediately stop” the military special operation in Ukraine, and Belarus – “stop its complicity” in it. The alliance also accused China of seeking to “undermine the international order”

The new NATO Strategic Concept calls Russia “the main security threat.” This is stated in a statement following the meeting of the participating countries, published on the website of the alliance.

“The Russian Federation is the most serious and direct threat to the security of NATO members and to peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region,” stressed in the statement. NATO countries agreed that they would continue to counter the “Russian threats”, its “irresponsible rhetoric” and respond to “her hostile actions.”

The North Atlantic Alliance called on Russia to immediately stop the military special operation in Ukraine, and Belarus— “cease your complicity” in it.

In addition, NATO said that China challenges the interests, security and values ​​of the West, and seeks to undermine the international order.

NATO Summit takes place from 28 to 30 June in Madrid. A new NATO strategic concept document is adopted for the next ten years.

The Strategic Concept outlines NATO's security goals and objectives, as well as the challenges the Alliance faces in a changing security environment.

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In the strategic concept “Active participation, modern defense» (2010) outlines three main objectives: collective defense, crisis management and cooperative security.

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