In an interview with The Telegraph, Jens Stoltenberg talked about NATO’s plans for a permanent military presence at its external borders.
The alliance is considering such a possibility, the head of the bloc said in an interview with the British publication:
“What we are seeing now is a new reality, a new normal for European security. In this regard, we have asked our military leaders to present us with options for what we call a reset, a long-term restructuring of NATO.”
Stoltenberg noted in an interview that the alliance must “be able to withstand any future attack from Russia.” NATO is therefore “in the process of a very fundamental transformation” that will reflect the “long-term consequences” of Vladimir Putin’s actions. According to Jens Stoltenberg, the final decisions on these changes will be made in June, at a NATO meeting in Madrid. newsbeast.gr.
Stoltenberg, who recently announced that he will stay on as the organization’s secretary general for another year, also noted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced Western governments to reconsider their defense policy.