“Broad dialogue between NATO and Russia is no longer possible” – Alliance Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that "a broad dialogue between NATO and Russia is no longer possible". Also, according to him, the alliance will increase the number of NATO rapid reaction forces from 40,000 to more than 300,000 people.

According to Stoltenberg, at the summit of the alliance, which will take place in the near future, a new security concept will be adopted, in which Russia will be recognized not as a partner of the organization, but as a threat:

“Leaders will approve a new strategic concept that will reflect the current security situation. It will list Russia as one of the significant threats to our security.”

Stoltenberg also said that NATO is expanding support for Georgia and the mission in Tbilisi.

In March of this year, NATO leaders agreed to extend Stoltenberg's mandate as NATO Secretary General: he will remain until September 30, 2023.

As Reuters reported , Stoltenberg himself proposed this solution, saying he wants to continue in this post because he is facing "the biggest security crisis in recent memory" due to the war in Ukraine.

Stoltenberg's mandate expired on September 30, 2022. There is no formal process for choosing an alliance secretary general, and traditionally NATO members decide among themselves who will become its new leader.

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