NATO Throws Down The Gauntlet To Putin By Announcing ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Of Alliance Troops Are Now On ‘Heightened Alert’ Over Ukraine

“NATO Defence Ministers will meet tomorrow at a defining moment for our security,” he said. “President Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is causing death and destruction every day; it has shocked the world; and shaken the international order.” Secretary General Stoltenberg highlighted NATO’s long-standing partnership with Ukraine, and Allies’ strong support for Kyiv in the current crisis: “For many years, NATO Allies have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops. Many of them are now fighting on the front lines. Allies have also provided significant quantities of critical equipment, including anti-tank and air defence weapons, drones, ammunition and fuel.

NATO took a giant step forward today in bringing the world closer to WWIII by announcing that hundreds of thousands of armed troops are at this moment on heightened alert, and ready at a moments notice to take on Russia over their invasion of Ukraine. How is Putin likely reacting to the news? By polishing his ‘button pushing’ finger, I would guess.

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” 

Proverbs 20:18 (KJB)

The entire time that I have been observing the Ukraine invasion, a nagging thought at the back of my head keeps telling me that Putin is either insane and incompetent, or, he is drawing the whole world into a trap. How else do you explain the might of the Russian army, nearly ten times that of Ukraine’s, doing such poor job with seemingly untrained soldiers (maybe crisis actors?) who break down in tears when captured? Does any of this seem right to you? Well, NATO may just help us to answer that question sooner rather than later, their big meeting is tomorrow.

Secretary General previews extraordinary meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

FROM NATO: “NATO Defence Ministers will meet tomorrow at a defining moment for our security,” he said. “President Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is causing death and destruction every day; it has shocked the world; and shaken the international order.”

Secretary General Stoltenberg highlighted NATO’s long-standing partnership with Ukraine, and Allies’ strong support for Kyiv in the current crisis:

For many years, NATO Allies have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops. Many of them are now fighting on the front lines. Allies have also provided significant quantities of critical equipment, including anti-tank and air defence weapons, drones, ammunition and fuel. Ukraine has a fundamental right to self-defence, enshrined in the UN Charter; and NATO Allies and partners will continue to help Ukraine uphold that right, by providing military equipment, and financial and humanitarian assistance,” he said.

Mr Stoltenberg also outlined NATO’s rapid response to protect all Allies, including with activated defence plans and raised readiness. “There are now hundreds of thousands of forces on heightened alert across the Alliance, one hundred thousand US troops in Europe and around 40,000 troops under direct NATO command, mostly in the eastern part of the Alliance, backed by major air and naval power as well as air defences. All of this sends an unmistakable message: an attack on one Ally will be met with a decisive response from the whole Alliance,” he said.

When ministers meet on Wednesday, they will discuss a number of concrete measures to reinforce Allies security for the longer-term. The Secretary General said this could include “substantially more forces in the eastern part of the Alliance”, as well as major increases to air and naval deployments, strengthened air and missile defence, reinforced cyber defences, and more and larger exercises. He underlined that this will require major increases in defence investment, and welcomed the efforts of Allies who have already announced increases.

The Ukrainian Defence Minister will participate in tomorrow’s meeting, as will Georgia, Finland, Sweden, and the European Union.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds briefing on Russia’s war in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefs the press ahead of the extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Defense.

On the heels of vociferous denials from US officials of biological weapons labs in Ukraine, the public is being warned that the country may be facing an imminent chemical weapons attack. Russia and NATO are both already blaming the other for this potential war crime, but the only group with an incentive and the depravity to deploy chemical weapons are the Ukrainian neo-Nazi militias like the Azov Battalion. WARNING: May contain graphic language.