New Delhi: After Russia introduced “military operation” in Ukraine on early Thursday (February 24) morning, NATO envoys held an emergency session to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring each international locations.
Calling Russia’s large-scale assault on Ukraine a “grave breach”, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated in an announcement as per AP, “This is a grave breach of international law, and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security.” He added that the allies are assembly “to address the consequences of Russia’s aggressive actions”.
NATO, a 30-nation army organisation, is just not supplying arms and ammunition to Ukraine, nonetheless, some member international locations are. NATO is not going to launch any army motion in help of Ukraine, AP reported.
“We stand with the people of Ukraine at this terrible time. NATO will do all it takes to protect and defend all allies,” Stoltenberg added.
Meanwhile, European Union leaders will introduce new sanctions on Russia, freezing its belongings, halting its banks` entry to European monetary markets over its “barbaric attack” on Ukraine, senior officers saidtoday.
An emergency summit which can start at 1900 GMT will even talk about providing EU candidate standing to Ukraine, Lithuania`s President Gitanas Nauseda stated. This stays a long-awaited step by Kyiv, nonetheless, it might not win approval from all EU leaders.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin aauthorised a particular “military operation” in Ukraine early in the present day, missiles have been fired on Ukrainian cities and explosions have been heard close to the capital Kyiv.
As per the newest updates, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has ended diplomatic ties with Russia. While adviser to Ukraine President’s Office claimed that than 40 Ukrainian troopers have been lifeless and a number of other dozen wounded within the large-scale assaults.
Earlier in the present day, Zelenskyy had appealed to world leaders to impose all doable sanctions on Russia, saying Putin needed to destroy the Ukrainian state.
(With company inputs)