NATO to send only three observers on the Russian-Belarusian military exercises.
This was stated on Wednesday by the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“We sent three experts to the teachings received an invitation from Russia and Belarus”, – he said at a press conference in Estonia.
According to the head of the Alliance, this is not enough to ensure the required level of transparency required by the OSCE.
Therefore, in order to control the situation in the region in the period of the exercise, NATO will deploy additional military company in each Baltic country. And in Lithuania, and will double the number of fighter air-policing mission of the Alliance.
We call on Russia to act in accordance with the provisions and spirit of the Vienna document. Transparency and predictability become even more important in situations where tensions are growing. This reduces the risk of misunderstandings and incidents, – said Stoltenberg.