NATO declared Russia the most significant and direct threat to its members’ peace and security
NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, and vowed to strengthen support for Ukraine.
The alliance’s condemnation was not wholly surprising: its chief earlier said Russia’s war in Ukraine had created Europe’s biggest security crisis since World War II.
NATO held its annual summit in Madrid in a world transformed by Russia’s invasion. The war pushed the alliance to pour troops and weapons into eastern Europe on a scale not seen since the Cold War and has driven what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called “the biggest overhaul of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War.”