Stoltenberg: NATO will not militarize space, but will protect key objects in outer space
NATO Article 5, which deals with the principle of collective self-defense, should extend to outer space. This was stated by the secretary general of the alliance Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO intends to send Russia and China a "clear signal" that attacks on the alliance's facilities in space will be viewed as an attack on all members of the bloc. Stoltenberg said that at the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, the alliance countries intend to make an appropriate decision.
Thus, NATO hopes to extend the effect of Article 5 on collective defense to outer space.
- NATO Secretary General told the German edition of Der Spiegel.
At the same time, he stressed that the alliance does not intend to "militarize" space. According to Stoltenberg, "NATO is a defensive alliance" and does not intend to attack anyone, including in near-earth space. But at the same time, the alliance intends to protect key objects.
Answering the question from whom protection is needed, the NATO Secretary General first of all mentioned China and, of course, Russia. According to the head of the military-political bloc, these countries have already tested anti-satellite weapon.
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