NATO mulls future security guarantees for Ukraine but wary of starting wider war

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On Monday, the head of the NATO alliance revealed that leaders are engaged in discussions concerning the security of Ukraine and measures to prevent any future aggression from Russia once the conflict is resolved.

However, there is a cautious approach to avoid escalating the situation and drawing NATO into a broader conflict, as stated by the NATO Secretary-General, the Associated Press reports.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seeking “security guarantees” from the 31-member alliance to safeguard Ukraine against potential future attacks from its neighbor.

Various countries within NATO are deliberating on possible actions to prevent a recurrence of the war, considering Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in an interview with his predecessor Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a conference in Copenhagen, mentioned ongoing consultations on this matter.

These consultations are in preparation for an upcoming summit involving U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts in Lithuania on July 11-12.

However, specific details regarding the talks were not provided by Stoltenberg.

Written by staff