NATO assures that putting Russian nuclear forces on alert is part of Putin’s “dangerous rhetoric”

NATO criticized Moscow’s “dangerous rhetoric” on Sunday.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has rejected what it calls “dangerous rhetoric” by Russia, after President Vadimir Putin announced the alerting of his nuclear deterrent forces in Ukraine.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged in statements to the US network CNN, his concern about the increase in tensions with Russia.

“This is dangerous rhetoric. It is irresponsible behavior,” Stoltenberg said.

“If you combine this rhetoric with what they are doing on the ground in Ukraine, waging war against an independent sovereign nation, carrying out a full-blown invasion of Ukraine, this adds gravity to the situation.” he added he.

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