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NATO calls Russia its 'most significant with every one other accompanied by straight threat'

NATO calls Russia its 'most significant with every one other accompanied by straight threat'

MADRID (AP) — NATO declared Russia the "most significant with every one other accompanied by straight threat" to its members' tranquillity with every one other accompanied by security, while the military alliance met Wednesday to challenge what NATO's leader called the biggest safety crisis since World War II.

It too promised to "step up political with every one other accompanied by practical support" to Ukraine while it fights off Russia's invasion.

But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy chided NATO for not embracing his embattled country additional completely with every one other accompanied by asked for additional weapons to defeat Moscow's forces.

Russia's invasion of its neighbor shattered Europe's peace, drove NATO to stream troops with every one other accompanied by weapons into eastern Europe on a scale not seen since the Cold War, with every one other accompanied by was place to present with the protection organization set of two new members inside Sweden with every one other accompanied by Finland.

"President (Vladimir) Putin's war opposed to Ukraine has shattered tranquillity inside Europe with every one other accompanied by has created the greatest safety crisis inside Europe since the Second World War," said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

The alliance promised to additional support for Ukraine, which has by that hour dated received billions inside military with every one other accompanied by civilian assistance from NATO countries. But Zelenskyy lamented that NATO's open-door policy to new members did not become visible to apply to his country.

"The open-door policy of NATO shouldn't look like the elderly turnstiles on Kyiv's subway, which remain not shut nevertheless near when you approach them until you pay," Zelenskyy said by video link to the leaders of the 30 NATO nations gathering inside Madrid. "Hasn't Ukraine paid enough?"

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He asked for additional modern artillery systems with every one other accompanied by other weapons with every one other accompanied by warned the leaders that they either had to provide Ukraine accompanied by the assist it needed to defeat Russia or "face a delayed war in the centre of Russia with every one other accompanied by 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 stop it from destroying us with every one other accompanied by from destroying you."

Zelenskyy has acknowledged that NATO belonging is a faraway prospect. The alliance is trying to strike a fine balance, letting its member-nations upper limb Ukraine lacking sparking a straight confrontation in the centre of NATO with every one other accompanied by nuclear-armed Russia.

Under NATO treaties, an assault on some subscriber would exist considered an assault on all with every one other accompanied by 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 dispatch "an unmistakable message ... that NATO is strong with every one other accompanied by united."

"We're stepping up. We're proving that NATO is additional needed now than it at some time has been," said Biden. He announced a hefty boost inside America's military presence inside Europe, including a permanent U.S. base inside Poland, set of two additional Navy destroyers based inside Rota, Spain, with every one other accompanied by set of two additional F35 squadrons to the U.K.

Still, strains among NATO allies have too emerged while the cost of vitality with every one other accompanied by other essential goods has skyrocketed, partly since of the the war with every one other accompanied by durable Western sanctions on Russia. There too are tensions over how the war will extremity with every one other accompanied by what, if any, concessions Ukraine should build to place an extremity to the fighting.

Money could too exist a sensitive matter — fair nine of NATO's 30 members currently meet the organization's mark of spending 2% of gross domestic artefact on defense.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose country does hit the target, urged NATO allies "to cultivate deep to reinstate deterrence with every one other accompanied by build sure protection inside the decade ahead."

The war has by that hour dated triggered a large grow inside NATO's forces inside eastern Europe, with every one other accompanied by allies are expected to concur at the summit to boost the ability of the alliance's quick response strength almost eightfold, from 40,000 to 300,000 troops, by following year. The troops will exist based inside their place of residence nations nevertheless dedicated to specific countries on NATO's eastern flank, where the alliance plans to build up stocks of apparatus with every one other accompanied by ammunition.

Stoltenberg said it was small portion of the "the biggest overhaul of our collective protection since the extremity of the Cold War."

The leaders are too place to matter NATO's new Strategic Concept, its once-a-decade place of priorities with every one other accompanied by goals.

The last such document, inside 2010, called Russia a "strategic partner." Now, the alliance is place to proclaim Moscow its No. 1 threat. The document will too place not here NATO's approach on issues from cybersecurity to climate alter — with every one other accompanied by the growing monetary with every one other accompanied by military stretch not here of China.

For the earliest time, the leaders of Japan, Australia, South Korea with every one other accompanied by New Zealand are attending the summit while guests, a reflection of the growing importance of Asia with every one other accompanied by the Pacific region.

Stoltenberg said China was not NATO's adversary, nevertheless posed "challenges to our values, to our attentiveness with every one other accompanied by to our security."

Biden was due to clasp a infrequent gathering accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with every one other accompanied by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on the sidelines of the summit, focused on North Korea's nuclear program.

The summit opened accompanied by one difficulty solved, following Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden with every one other accompanied by Finland joining NATO. In response to the invasion, the set of two Nordic nations deserted their long-held nonaligned status with every one other accompanied by applied to fasten NATO while defence opposed to an increasingly aggressive with every one other accompanied by unpredictable Russia — which shares a lengthy border accompanied by Finland.

NATO operates by consensus, with every one other accompanied by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to chunk the Nordic pair, insisting they alter their stance on Kurdish rebel groups that Turkey considers terrorists.

After acute top-level talks accompanied by leaders of the trio countries, Stoltenberg said the impasse had been cleared.

Turkey hailed Tuesday's accord while a triumph, saying the Nordic nations had agreed to crack down on groups that Ankara deems national safety threats, including the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is too considered a terrorist category by the U.S. with every one other accompanied by the EU, with every one other accompanied by its Syrian extension. It said they too agreed "not to impose embargo restrictions inside the meadow of protection industry" on Turkey with every one other accompanied by to lay clasp of "concrete steps on the extradition of terrorist criminals."

Stoltenberg said leaders of the 30-nation alliance will matter a ceremonial invitation Wednesday to the set of two countries. The decision has to exist ratified by all individual nations, nevertheless he said he was "absolutely confident" Finland with every one other accompanied by Sweden would become members.

Stoltenberg said he expected the procedure to exist finished "rather quickly," nevertheless did not place a hour dated on it.

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Associated Press author Zeke Miller inside Madrid contributed.

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Follow the AP's coverage of the war at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine.

NATO calls Russia its 'most significant with every one other accompanied by straight threat'

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