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The Ukrainian crisis awakens the Atlantic Alliance


Member States seek to strengthen their bonds of solidarity in the face of the Russian threat.

In the corridors of NATO, we think a lot. Some try to decipher Vladimir Putin’s strategy and objectives. On the defensive, the Atlantic Alliance observes its adversary while already trying to draw conclusions from an unprecedented crisis. “Russia cleverly maneuvers to show NATO’s limits“, notes an observer from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. “The crisis, however, restores legitimacy and meaning to the Organization in the context of a face-to-face confrontation with Russia.“, we continue.

These questions will be at the heart of the meeting of NATO Defense Ministers scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels. The meeting is scheduled annually. But the context of the Ukrainian crisis will shake up discussions. “There is growing concern among allies“, we say in the entourage of Minister Florence Parly, insisting on the need for the Member States to show that they are “united in the face of the crisis“.

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