NATO is celebrating its 75th birthday against the backdrop of tensions with Russia and the expansion of its borders

In Brussels today, the 32 members of the Atlantic Alliance are celebrating – following the recent incorporation of Finland and Sweden 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO with an eye on Russia and the aim of consolidating its support for Ukraine.

The trigger for this was the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 New arrivalswhich doubled the NATO border with Russia to 1,340 kilometers.

One of the reasons given by the Russian President Wladimir Putinto invade Ukraine was precisely the fear that a future incorporation of that country would bring the Atlantic Alliance to the gates of Russia.

However, NATO has promised Ukraine “all necessary support” in its war with Russia and has invited it to join “as soon as it meets the conditions.”

NATO plans to set up a fund to finance Ukraine

Yesterday the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg put his suggestion on the table Create a fund of 100,000 euros in five years to ensure that Kiev financing. Allies must now decide how to distribute this fund, amid fears they will face a possible loss in November Trump victory in the US presidential elections and that Washington is making a 180-degree turn in its foreign policy.

“We must assure Ukraine of the following: reliable and predictable long-term military assistance. So we rely less on voluntary contributions and more on commitments within NATO. “It’s less about short-term offers and more about multi-year commitments,” explained Stoltenberg.

The final decision will be made at the NATO summit in July in Washington. Until then, the member states must overcome the reservations that Viktor Orban’s Hungary has towards this million-dollar plan.

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A stronger and more united alliance than ever before

NATO foreign ministers agreed this Wednesday to work for the alliance to play a greater role in coordinating aid and training for Ukraine’s security, with the possibility that Republican Donald Trump returns to the White House as a backdrop.

For his part, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, has assured that NATO “is an alliance stronger and more united than ever before” and explained that they are already working to ensure that “this alliance remains what it has been so far, the most successful in history” for the next 75 years.

In his opinion, the Atlantic Alliance is “based on the principle that we all support each other.” most effective way to avoid this it happens “an attack.” However, he warned that this requires a “constant effort” so “we will ensure that everyone bears their share of the burden.”

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