NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg states that Russia accumulates its armed forces on the border with Ukraine and activates the supply of arms and ammunition to the rebels in the Donbas. All this, according to Secretary General, creates a high possibility of starting a large-scale offensive, Joinfo.ua reports.
"NATO is seeing a substantial Russian buildup along the border with and inside Ukraine, violating the Minsk ceasefire agreement," he said at the presentation of the European edition of the American magazine Politico.
According to Stoltenberg, "the Russians have been training separatist forces in eastern Ukraine and pumping sophisticated equipment into the region, from tanks and drones to high-tech anti-aircraft batteries."
"We are not certain about their (rebels' – Ed.) intentions but we know their capabilities," he said.
He once again called for obedience to the Minsk Agreement.
"I would not want to speculate about what would happen if the Minsk agreements were torn down because it would undermine the hope for their success. There are violations, there is a problem, the cease-fire is not always observed, but the Minsk Agreement remains the best tool, the best basis for peaceful political solution to the crisis in Ukraine," he said.
"We called on Russia to withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine and, most importantly, to give the OSCE observers complete access to all areas and security guarantees for monitoring," said the NATO Secretary General.
It should be noted that recently the author of the article in The Telegraph is sure that in the event of a Russian attack against a NATO member, the Alliance will not be able to repel the attack.