NATO boosts forces in Europe to counter “direct threat” from Russia – BBC News

From BBC News.

Leaders of the NATO military alliance have declared that Russia is a direct threat to their security.

They have said that Ukraine can count on NATO support for “as long as it takes”.

The statements came at a summit meeting of leaders of the alliance in Madrid.

It marks a toughening of NATO’s stance following Russian’s invasion of Ukraine.

NATO has also agreed to accept Sweden and Finland’s application to join the alliance’s current 30 member nations.

The United States has committed to send more military forces to Europe. President Biden said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had “shattered the peace” that previously existed in Europe.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Chris Mason in Madrid.

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