On February 21, was held a trilateral meeting between Dmytro Kuleba, Jens Stoltenberg and Josep Borrell. Secretary Stoltenberg said that "we (NATO — ed.) have been observing a model of Russian aggression for many years." As an example, the politician named the Russian scenario in Georgia in 2008, Crimea and Donetsk/Luhansk in 2014. Putin tried to implement the same scenario in Ukraine, capturing Kyiv, but failed.
"When the war is over, we need to create long-term security mechanisms for Ukraine," Jens Stoltenberg.
"We must make it clear that the future of Ukraine lies in the Euro-Atlantic family and ensure that Russia does not continue to undermine European security. We must break the vicious circle of Russian aggression."
Stoltenberg stressed that the Kremlin does not hide its plans for a second escalation: new military equipment and soldiers are being brought to the Ukrainian border, more Shaheds are being exported, and it is trying to enlist the support of Iran and North Korea. Stoltenberg expressed his concern that China could contribute to the Russian escalation of the war against Ukraine, so the US has developed a plan for this case.