Lloyd Austin: NATO enlargement is the result not the cause of putin’s war

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putin’s war is not the result of NATO enlargement, putin’s war of choice is the cause of NATO enlargement, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at the 11th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base.

When I first convened this contact group, I saw nations of goodwill that were eager to help Ukraine resist russia’s imperial aggression. I saw a coalition that stood united and firm. I saw countries determined to stand up for an open and secure world of rights and rules. And all of that was just as true at Ramstein today as it was a year ago, Austin said.

putin made a series of grave miscalculations when he ordered the invasion of Ukraine more than a year ago, Austin added.

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