Moscow accuses NATO: “It is falling into military ecstasy, the escalation is increasing.” Stoltenberg: individual countries decide on the use of weapons


By John

“NATO is flirting with military rhetoric and falling into military ecstasy.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this regarding the words of the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, on Kiev's use of missiles supplied by NATO countries to strike Russia. “Our armed forces know what to do, and continue the special military operation to prevent all threats,” Peskov added in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper reported by Tass.

Stoltenberg: individual countries decide on the use of weapons

«It is up to the Allies to decide on restrictions» on the use of «weapons delivered to Ukraine. This is not a decision by NATO, it is a decision taken by the individual allies”, who so far “have taken different decisions”. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this at a press conference in Sofia. “My message is that I think the time has come to consider some of the restrictions” on Kiev's use of weapons, “because Ukraine has the right to self-defense” and, “according to international law, this includes the right to strike legitimate military targets outside Ukraine,” he highlighted.

Tajani: “Stoltenberg on weapons in Kiev? These are personal opinions”

The new statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg «are personal opinions. These are the opinions of the secretary general. Italy has already decided: we are not at war with Russia, we will not send an Italian soldier to fight in Ukraine and we are absolutely not in favor of using military tools sent to Ukraine outside the borders of Ukraine, and therefore the tools soldiers sent from Italy sent to Kiev will not be sent outside the borders of Ukraine.” Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said this on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Consulate General in Brussels. «The use by the Ukrainian armed forces is under Italian control. We must be made aware of how and where military instruments are used”, recalled Tajani.