Monday, January 17

Støre about the situation around Ukraine: – Military invasion is war. And war should not be a tool in today’s Europe.

Europe is holding its breath ahead of the fateful week for Ukraine. – Military invasion is war. And war should not be a tool in today’s Europe, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Jonas Gahr Støre believes that Europe is in the most serious situation since 1989. Russian forces and materiel are deployed on the border with Ukraine, while Putin demands that the country never become a member of NATO.

The coming week will be crucial for the tense conflict at Ukraine’s border. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says it is a serious start to 2022 that we are now in a situation where military conflict in Europe cannot be ruled out.

– Now it is a tense situation, with over 100,000 Russian soldiers and heavy equipment on several fronts around Ukraine. It provides short notice times. We can not rule out that it will end in a military conflict. It is serious for the whole of Europe, including Norway, says Støre.

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