Poland and the Baltic states have called on NATO for protection after the Kremlin just launched a military attack on Ukraine.four countries Officially requested this Thursday This Activate Article 4 The Atlantic Alliance Treaty requires consultations when any member believes its security, independence or territorial integrity is threatened.
Activation of Article 4 is Send more NATO troops and equipment to these east flank countries. General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has stated many times, NATO won’t intervene to stop Russia from invading Ukraine, because the country is not part of the coalition.But the troops will be mobilized If the Kremlin further attacks Romania, Poland or the Baltic states covered by the collective defense clause.
“Russian aggression is a threat to the entire world and all NATO countries, and NATO enhanced allied security consultations should be initiated to implement Additional measures to safeguard the defense of NATO allies. The most effective response to Russian aggression is unity,” Estonian Prime Minister Kayakaras said in a statement.
During consultations required under Article 4, Estonia will claim Strengthening NATO’s defense and deterrence position in the Baltic regionThe Prime Minister stated that currently “there is no direct military threat in Estonia and the situation in Estonia and our external borders is calm”.
For his part, Stoltenberg assured in a statement that “NATO will make every effort to protect and defend all allies“.
“I strongly condemn Russia’s reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which put the lives of countless civilians at risk. Again, despite our diplomatic warnings and tireless efforts, Russia has chosen the path of aggression against a sovereign independent country”, exclaimed the NATO Secretary General.
“This is a serious violation of international law and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. I call on Russia to immediately cease military operations and respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We stand by the people of Ukraine at this terrible time,” Stolten Berg said. NATO’s 30 ambassadors held an emergency meeting Thursday morning to discuss the situation.