March 08, 2023 11:40 GMT
Stoltenberg-Can't Rule Out Bakhmut Falling To Russia In Coming Days
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NATO Sec-Gen Jens Stoltenberg delivering doorstep comments at meeting of EU defence ministers in Stockholm, Sweden. States that, "We should not underestimate Russia." Says that he "Can't rule out" that the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut falls to Russian forces in the coming days, but that NATO "Must ensure that it would not turn out to be a turning point in the war."
- On the Nord Stream sabotage allegations (that pro-Ukraine groups carried out the attack) says that "We have not yet been able to determine who was behind [the sabotage]...we must wait for the outcomes of investigations."
- Stoltenberg: "I am confident that Sweden and Finland will become NATO allies...this is a top priority."