“The message for Georgia is that we should step up provide more support and send a message that we support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia not only in words but also in deeds,” said NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference following the extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels, Belgium.
“We need to realize that we face a totally new security reality which, of course, effects the people of Ukraine. It is devastating for them, but is also putting more pressure on also those countries in our neighborhood who are not members of NATO, not members of EU, countries at risk. And Georgia is one of them,” Jens Stoltenberg said.
According to NATO Secretary-General, Georgia is the country, which has already seen the consequences of aggression and actions by Russia back in 2008 and all attempts of Russia to interfere in Georgian domestic affairs.
“So, the message we have to learn from what is going on in Ukraine today is that we need to support these countries which are at risk now. It is better to support them now than after the military intervention. I think now we see the value of support that has been provided to Ukraine before the invasion but also the importance of what we could have done even more for Ukraine.
And I think the message for Georgia is that we should step up provide more support and send a message that we support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia not only in words but also in deeds, and therefore I call on NATO allies and others to provide support to Georgia,” he said.