NATO to hold emergency meeting over Ukraine

NATO to hold emergency meeting over Ukraine

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Published: 18:01 2 March 2022  

NATO to hold emergency meeting over Ukraine

NATO to hold emergency meeting over Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers will hold emergency talks in Brussels on Friday over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the alliance said in a statement.

Ukraine is not a NATO ally. So NATO is adamant about not taking military action in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

NATO has for the first time activated its rapid response force to add to thousands of troops already sent by allies to eastern members.

The alliance has faced calls to help impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine as Russia has launched air strikes against civilian targets.

NATO has rejected that idea, arguing it could drag the alliance what could turn into a nuclear conflict with Moscow.

“We have to accept the reality that that involves shooting down Russian planes,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday on a trip to Estonia with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

“That’'s a very, very big step that is simply not on the agenda of any NATO country.”

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