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NATO Secretary General promises to “contain Russia” despite coronavirus pandemic

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NATO Secretary General promises to “contain Russia” despite coronavirus pandemic

The North Atlantic Alliance will not only help its members in the fight against the spread of coronavirus, but will also continue to “contain Russia”. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the videoconference of the Alliance’s defense ministers, Stoltenberg said that Russia continues to maintain its military presence on the borders with NATO, is building up its forces in the Crimea and the Black Sea, continues to help separatists in the Donbas, so NATO will continue to contain Russia so that ensure the security of alliance countries.

(...) Russia maintains a military presence along the borders of NATO, including in the Black Sea region, increases its military presence in Crimea, strengthens the Black Sea fleet. We responded to this before the coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and I expect this to continue after the pandemic (...)

- said the Secretary General of the alliance, adding that the member countries of the alliance render each other "in full coordination."

According to Stoltenberg, in response to Russia's actions, NATO has strengthened its military presence in the Black Sea region, including Romania, and will continue to work closely with Ukraine and Georgia.

Recall that a videoconference of defense ministers of NATO member countries is scheduled for April 15, at which only one issue will be discussed - the fight against coronavirus.

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  1. Mastodon
    Mastodon April 14 2020 16: 14 New
    +7
    Russia for its thousand-year history, no one has been able to restrain if we get very angry .. So Jens is not worth crowing! It would be better if they tried to agree on a peaceful one. We don’t touch you, you don’t touch us, in Soviet times there was such unspoken parity!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana April 14 2020 16: 21 New
      13
      Stoltenberg said that Russia continues to maintain its military presence on the borders with NATO,

      Stoltenberg - well, just a virtuoso impudent!

      Is it really the Russian Federation came closer to the borders of NATO countries ?! Or is it quite the opposite - NATO countries with their armed forces to the borders of Russia ?!
      1. Oleg Bagaev
        Oleg Bagaev April 14 2020 17: 09 New
        0
        In his stupid head, elementary logic does not fit.
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha April 14 2020 17: 12 New
          +3
          And the "talking head" does not need logic, it can only interfere.
          1. Range
            Range April 14 2020 17: 44 New
            0
            Yes, he has a coronavirus of the whole head. fellow
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana April 14 2020 19: 54 New
              0
              Stoltenberg is not a simple political figure.
              First, the he is the offspring of one of Norway's most influential families, who have been referred to in the press as the "Norwegian Kennedy" for decades.
              Jens’s father, Torvald Stoltenberg, was the leader of the ruling People’s Worker Party of Norway, was a member of parliament, and received several ministerial posts from the Minister of Defense to the chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His mother Karin also worked in the government and at one time led the foreign trade of Norway, then she oversaw the work of the Ministry of Social Policy. Another member of the clan is Johan Holst, the multi-station minister, who led the military department, the police, and foreign policy.
              But the main secret of the power of the "Norwegian Kennedy" lies in their wives: sisters Karina (mother of Jens Stoltenberg) and Marianne They are representatives of the richest Heiberg family in the country, bankers and industrialists.

              The Kheiberg star ascended during WWII when the Vidkun Quisling regime loyal to the Third Reich was established in Norway. It was at this time that all the factories, mines and mines belonging to the members of the Heisberg clan were provided with free labor - prisoners of Norwegian concentration camps, usually Soviet prisoners of war.
              During the WWII, the Norwegian mines worked in 3 shifts, because the Wehrmacht military machine desperately needed iron ore, copper, nickel, non-ferrous metals, and sulfur. And the price of the smooth operation of the mines - 13 thousand prisoners of war who died from overwork (according to our historians, up to 75 thousand Soviet prisoners of war were kept in the Nazi concentration camps in Norway).

              Secondly, despite all the wealth of the Norwegian Kennedy, Jens Stoltenberg - following the example of daddy, too, in his youth, he first got involved in politics with the left movement and on his own initiative offered his services to the KGB - and as a result turned out to be a former KGB agent nicknamed Steklov, which was betrayed, in particular, by the Soviet traitor of the Motherland and defector Gordievsky, but Jens - unlike his supporters and followers - categorically abandoned his left-proletarian political views and easily went out in this revelatory-reconnaissance mess of the defector Gordievsky, as it should be rich offspring "Dry from the water."
              And now Jones Stoltenberg (with his skeleton in the closet) faithfully serves not only his family clan of the military-industrial complex in Norway, but also his new masters in the United States.
        2. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin April 14 2020 18: 22 New
          +1
          Quote: Oleg Bagaev
          In his stupid head, elementary logic does not fit.

          Everything fits there and it’s not stupid at all. Dumb on such high places do not fall.
          These are the rules of the game that are set to exceptional. If you don’t comply, they will be removed at that moment.
          Therefore, what I really think they are voiced after the resignation.
          1. novel66
            novel66 April 14 2020 18: 59 New
            +8
            Hello my friend! hi seems to have led already!
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin April 14 2020 19: 10 New
              0
              Quote: novel xnumx
              Hello my friend!

              Hey Ya fellow hi
              seems to have led already!

              And more than once laughing
              1. novel66
                novel66 April 14 2020 19: 11 New
                +6
                No, well, how else about them?
          2. Range
            Range April 15 2020 05: 34 New
            0
            Quote: Lipchanin
            These are the rules of the game that are set to exceptional.


            Take the above: the "elect" from the Promised Land.
      2. Lelek
        Lelek April 14 2020 17: 09 New
        +1
        Quote: Tatiana
        Stoltenberg - well, just a virtuoso impudent!

        hi
        Well, Herr Stoltenberg is a repeater of the ideas of the US generals who have flooded NATO. In itself, this is a figure of nominal - "Vice President Fuchs".
        But what Russia is like - in the World Cup it is approaching NATO, in the Kaliningrad region, you know, it brazenly places missiles at the borders of a peace-loving NATO, arranges exercises on its territory, despite the prohibitions of NATO, with its aviation brings NATO sailors and air force to bloody diarrhea. Well, it’s completely disbanded, not a single exercise of NATO troops does not allow to be carried out productively near its borders. And after all, the damned lives and develops, despite the million sanctions imposed on it by "Europe" and the United States. What to do, what to do? bully
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha April 14 2020 17: 15 New
          +2
          Quote: Lelek

          hi
          Well, Ger Stoltenberg is the relay of ideas.

          Read it as "gay relay"
          And then I thought, I read it right laughing
      3. Mastodon
        Mastodon April 14 2020 17: 13 New
        0
        Quote: Tatiana
        Stoltenberg - well, just a virtuoso impudent!

        He is Tatyana, just a talking head .. And usually you shouldn’t pay serious attention to this .. hi
        But you, dear Tatyana, everything is true, as you always grab the essence! love
      4. askort154
        askort154 April 14 2020 17: 24 New
        +1
        Tatyana....Stoltenberg - well, just a virtuoso impudent!

        Tanya, you are feminine humane. For me, he was not NAKH, but a robot parrot.
        A program was laid for him - NATO can exist only as long as there is a "threat to Russia." Here he is stupid and fulfills his position.
        Therefore, for me he is not Stoltenberg for a long time, but a "chatterbox". love
      5. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin April 14 2020 18: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Tatiana
        Is it really the Russian Federation came closer to the borders of NATO countries ?! Or is it quite the opposite - NATO countries with their armed forces to the borders of Russia ?!

        How do you like this pearl?

        The Alliance will not only help its members combat the spread of coronavirus,

        Good help stealing from each other
        And how Italy helped when they asked her ...
      6. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 14 2020 18: 31 New
        +2
        Quote: Tatiana
        Stoltenberg - well, just a virtuoso impudent!

        Is it really the Russian Federation came closer to the borders of NATO countries ?!

        Poor NATO! It’s surrounded by Russian troops ...

        Let NATU regret it all together. That's just where to put the troops so that NATA is not afraid? To Mars? So they will say that Russia surrounded the entire solar system ....
      7. knn54
        knn54 April 14 2020 18: 40 New
        +3
        For centuries the Anglo-Saxons, Teutons / Prussians / Germans and other "sons of the Catholic Church" have been repeating the same thing.
        Russia, the Moscow kingdom, the Republic of Ingushetia, the USSR, and the Russian Federation. ALL of these states threatened ONLY with their existence, without bending anyone.
        1. cost
          cost April 14 2020 19: 22 New
          +1
          Anglo-Saxons, Teutons / Prussians / Germans and other "sons of the Catholic Church"

          neither the British nor the Teutons / Prussians / Germans have anything to do with the Catholic Church. For the most part, Hepmans are Protestants, the British profess Anglicanism
      8. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell April 15 2020 00: 02 New
        +2
        Quote: Tatiana
        Well, just a virtuoso impudent

        Chamber Nr. 6. Brain pandemic ...
        I’m generally worried about Stolenberg, he’s obviously not all right, a complete clinic
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 April 14 2020 22: 25 New
      +1
      Aaaaaaaa. It turns out we are not serving along our border. We turn out to be doing exercises at the NATO border and not in the western military district. All the mice are fucked up. What are the false creatures.
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 14 2020 16: 17 New
    +2
    How to help with their chatter, NATO has already shown that this organization can only conduct an aggressive policy .. But with defense everything is bad even in such a difficult situation.
  3. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 14 2020 16: 18 New
    +4
    This stuffed animal cannot even contain his wife, and there too. Sweeping his tongue for nothing.
    1. iRoccka
      iRoccka April 14 2020 16: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Captive
      This stuffed animal cannot even his wife her husband hold back, and there too. Sweeping his tongue for nothing.
  4. aglet
    aglet April 14 2020 16: 21 New
    +5
    Quote: Captive
    This stuffed animal cannot even contain his wife, and there

    your wife?
  5. faterdom
    faterdom April 14 2020 16: 24 New
    +4
    Yeah, a few more quarantine aircraft carriers, and not only North Korea will laugh at NATO, but also South and Japan, you see, it will catch up ...
    For Japan itself, in the end, it is not realistic to squeeze something from Russia and China, but the United States, under certain conditions, the Pacific Ocean may well be ... The desire is crushed, but it is unlikely to be lost, and there will be an opportunity, so for they will not rust.
  6. anjey
    anjey April 14 2020 16: 27 New
    +1
    It would be better to restrain their ambitions in the style of "Drang Nacht Osten" otherwise it will be as always laughing .....
    The North Atlantic Alliance will not only help its members in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, but will also continue to "contain Russia." NATO Secretary General stated this
  7. NF68
    NF68 April 14 2020 16: 33 New
    +3
    In words, you can keep anything you want, but you really would have time to support your own pants so that you don’t fall off when you press it properly.
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 14 2020 16: 34 New
    +2
    (...) Russia maintains a military presence along the borders of NATO, including in the Black Sea region, increases its military presence in Crimea, strengthens the Black Sea Fleet. We responded to this before the coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and I expect this to continue after the pandemic
    And again this "shabby cat" from the country of the limitrophe is trying to teach the Great Power how to live. Probably forgot who gave a kick in the ass to Adolf the Demoniac in his country.
  9. Aleksandr1971
    Aleksandr1971 April 14 2020 16: 36 New
    +3
    Apparently Stoltenberg believes that Russia illegally holds its troops on its territory, and that Russia should dismiss them. am

    If Russia borders on NATO countries and holds its troops on its territory, then it is strange that the NATO is worried. Indeed, the NATO countries themselves for some reason also maintain a military presence along the borders of Russia.

    To prevent Russian troops from being along the borders of NATO, countries adjacent to Russia must be excluded from NATO. Then the question will be settled. But Stoltenberg is satisfied with only another option - that Russia be expelled from the countries of the world. Russia is enough just so that no one would bother her.

    Since the views of the West and Russia are antagonistic and completely irreconcilable, the scenarios will sooner or later: 1) armed conflict and the defeat of one of the parties (apparently the defeat of Russia, because it is weaker); 2) a change in the political elite of the West and, accordingly, the disappearance of its mood to defeat Russia (a less likely option compared to the first).

    In order to prevent the military defeat of Russia, it is necessary: ​​1) to restore the economy, especially industry, including through public investment (since domestic private capital is not able to do this); 2) an alliance with China and a number of other eastern countries.

    Then the collective West will try not to attack Russia. If the above conditions do not arise in Russia in the future, then the West will become bolder and attack the weakened Russia.
    1. cost
      cost April 14 2020 19: 46 New
      0
      Apparently Stoltenberg believes that Russia illegally holds its troops on its territory, and that Russia should dismiss them.

      Dissolve speak? We can dissolve. yes And do not be afraid, Mr. Stoltenberg, what will happen, as has happened more than once in history.
      What are the wonderful ballad "Dissolve, shoulder! Swing, hand!" the poet Nikolai Emelin wrote:
      ... The drums are beating, and copper is disturbing
      Demons rage, everything around is shaking
      They are unbearable at Dawn to watch
      Sharp knives are exposed ...

      It may be that the last time
      My dear brother, see you
      The dark army surrounds us -
      We take the fight back to back!

      Dissolve your shoulder! Swing, hand!
      Once again, again! Defeat the enemy!
      Dissolve, shoulder! Swing, hand!
      Once again, again! Defeat the enemy!

      Righteous God, give us brighter powers!
      Do not burn in the fire, do not drown in the water!
      Evil unclean at the gates of Russia ...
      God, give us the strength to stand in trouble!

      The earth sent white angels ...
      A fighting squad from the sky stretches!
      After a long darkness, the bright Dawn -
      My native people are waking up!

      Dissolve your shoulder! Swing, hand!
      Once again, again! Defeat the enemy!
      Dissolve, shoulder! Swing, hand!
      One more time, one more time! Defeat the enemy! .... "
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 15 2020 00: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: Aleksandr1971
      Stoltenberg believes that Russia illegally holds its troops on its territory

      A couple of years ago, the commander of the Pskov division gave an interview: we work at our training grounds after the war, there is no reason to transfer training zones. And according to him, only a few years ago the landing party reached the level of readiness of the times of the Union - here partners, God forgive me, and began to urinate actively.
      We will not upset them, recalling that there are still neighbors behind the fence ... there’s only one brigade ... I’m afraid they will get rich in public ... and how many military units in the Russian Federation ...
  10. cniza
    cniza April 14 2020 16: 39 New
    +3
    Stoltenberg said that Russia continues to maintain its military presence on the borders with NATO,


    There is no arrogance ...
    1. Vasisualiy Gus-Khrustalny
      Vasisualiy Gus-Khrustalny April 14 2020 20: 20 New
      +1
      Yes. There is nowhere to attach arrogance)
      1. cniza
        cniza April 14 2020 20: 50 New
        +3
        There's something about it ...
  11. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich April 14 2020 16: 39 New
    0
    A couple of weeks more Russians will be "under house arrest", these nats will go nuts themselves, restrain themselves.
  12. Runoway
    Runoway April 14 2020 16: 41 New
    -2
    Stoltenberg works according to the same scheme as ours, day and night chatting about how bad everything is, in order to continue to "cut sheep", only the topics are different, the Europeans are defending themselves from Russia, and our economy is breaking through.
    Insanity of course grows stronger, okay in Russia, but in Europe then ?! Hypothetically, Russians captured all of Europe tomorrow and what ??? To whom to sell gas and oil ???? Then certainly "NO MONEY" © and nowhere to take
  13. ciujoilu
    ciujoilu April 14 2020 16: 47 New
    +2
    The guys are fighting despite the frost, heat and rain. this is a warrior pancake. soldier
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 15 2020 00: 18 New
      +2
      Quote: ciujoilu
      Guys are fighting despite ...
      And these evil ones from the Russian Federation did not come to war ,,,
  14. Amateur
    Amateur April 14 2020 16: 49 New
    0
    He needs to apply a fundamentally new way to combat Russian aggression. He needs to start banging his head against the wall, but not hard. And at the same time shouting: "If Russia ..., then I finally can break my head." Then the Kremlin will feel sorry for him and the aggression will not take place.
  15. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 14 2020 16: 49 New
    0
    I forgot to say that Russia insidiously approached the very borders of NATO fool fool !
  16. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 14 2020 16: 51 New
    0
    "NATO Secretary General has promised to 'contain Russia', despite the coronavirus pandemic"

    How to keep millions of unemployed and tens of millions of emigrants in Europe, that’s what NATO Secretary General should think about.
    1. Aag
      Aag April 14 2020 19: 03 New
      0
      "... How do millions of unemployed people and tens of millions of emigrants restrain ..."
      Do you think they will solve our problems!
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 April 14 2020 19: 08 New
        -1
        Yes, not ours, but their unemployed and emigrants, they have much more of this good than ours.
        1. Aag
          Aag April 14 2020 19: 10 New
          0
          They did not catch the irony ... Judging by the standard of living, this did not bother them much.
  17. English tarantas
    English tarantas April 14 2020 16: 58 New
    0
    Russia continues to maintain its military presence on the borders with NATO

    Oh, how many jokes you can write about these NATO secretaries general. Why, there’s no need to even compose anything, just have time to write down.
  18. 1536
    1536 April 14 2020 17: 00 New
    0
    Isn't NATO spreading the virus across Europe, conducting unnecessary "maneuvers" near Russian borders, including on the Black Sea? Even the possessed Fuhrer did not dare to use bacteriological weapons in the Second World War, and with these everything could be ...
  19. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 14 2020 17: 11 New
    +5
    1. Take away the nature within 1990 and Suddenly Russia will be far from NATO borders.
    2. Show examples of NATO assistance to its "members" in the fight against coronavirus. Theft of masks?
    1. cniza
      cniza April 14 2020 20: 54 New
      +3
      Indeed, how everything is simply solved. good
  20. Oleg A
    Oleg A April 14 2020 17: 12 New
    0
    The answer of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be simple, all sorts of NATO gaskets. - We won’t attack first in case of aggression, we just turn you into radioactive ashes quickly and skillfully.
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  22. Incomprehensible
    Incomprehensible April 14 2020 17: 21 New
    -3
    Quote: Mastodon
    He is Tatyana just a talking head ..

    Tatyana is not a fool, writes popular posts, collects huskies ... and so she understands everything
  23. Igor Polovodov
    Igor Polovodov April 14 2020 17: 24 New
    0
    The restraint of Nata is already covered with acne, and she continues to omnipotently ...
  24. APASUS
    APASUS April 14 2020 17: 28 New
    0
    (...) Russia maintains a military presence along the borders of NATO, including in the Black Sea region, increases its military presence in Crimea, strengthens the Black Sea fleet. We responded to this before the coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and I expect this to continue after the pandemic (...)

    Everything is primitive to horror ...........
    Why didn’t Stoltenberg try to accuse Russia of moving its borders closer to NATO countries?
  25. Azazelo
    Azazelo April 14 2020 17: 34 New
    -1
    the talking head doesn’t change itself .... otherwise it’s
  26. iouris
    iouris April 14 2020 17: 40 New
    0
    A fly, sitting on the horns of the bull, squeaked: "We plowed."
  27. Russobel
    Russobel April 14 2020 18: 03 New
    +1
    Yes, give him at least something, at least a ball, at least a mug of beer ...
    Zadolbal already this clown, even a trampoline ...
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 15 2020 00: 24 New
      +3
      Quote: Russobel
      Yes, give him at least something, at least a ball, at least a mug of beer ...

      I think the broomsticks will be enough: the costs are trifling, but the benefits will be a breakthrough, especially to Europe, maybe where it will restore order
      1. Russobel
        Russobel April 19 2020 08: 26 New
        +1
        I think brooms will be enough:
        Ha ha, I thought first to fly away ...
  28. Sasha Minakov
    Sasha Minakov April 14 2020 18: 11 New
    0
    Why such "news" on the resource at all? Who reads them? or just like that to score a tape? :-) Who might be interested in THIS)
    1. Aag
      Aag April 14 2020 19: 06 New
      0
      Judging by the number of commentators, yes!
      And I'm there too ...
  29. ruben morelli
    ruben morelli April 14 2020 21: 18 New
    0
    This clown simply laughs with his ridiculous statements.
  30. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first April 14 2020 22: 33 New
    0
    Who about what, and bald about a hairbrush. NATO Secretary General fulfills his salary and so should be treated with his statements.
  31. Alexander Zaitov
    Alexander Zaitov April 14 2020 23: 07 New
    +2
    For 700 years, the West has always wanted to conquer RUSICH for the sake of resources, but we resist, I can’t say that it is successful (there are a lot of victims), but we are independent and the return for the West is serious, yes, we live so-so, but the US has something that it cannot afford many Europeans ... we have independence, flimsy but it exists .. For me it’s better * our oligarchs than the Yankees *, it differs little, but still, we have education and medicine .... It’s a pity that many are led to Western propaganda, that there is paradise and there is a dictatorship ... however it’s their business and ours’s flaw ... It’s good that we have nuclear weapons, otherwise we would become Khokhlei or Live ....
  32. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d April 15 2020 00: 41 New
    0
    Yes, give this GENE SECU pill and let it go for a walk, already tired
  33. musorg
    musorg April 15 2020 11: 21 New
    0
    Keep your pants so they don’t sleep.! Botalo ........!
  34. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 15 2020 11: 30 New
    0
    Hmm, making a "smart face" is not yet a sign of intelligence in this stupid head. laughing