Signing a joint cooperation memorandum between the European Union and NATO to confront the Russian threat
The European Commission and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) signed a declaration of joint cooperation today, Tuesday, in the Belgian capital, Brussels.
The declaration aims to intensify cooperation between the two sides in the midst of the post-Russian invasion of Ukraine, which constitutes a threat to the European security system as a whole.
Co-signed by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Stoltenberg said Russia seeks to divide Europe, “and this we will not allow.” He added that the declaration of cooperation with the European Union includes a commitment to support Ukraine.
He stressed the need to strengthen support for Ukraine, noting in a press conference after the signing that the alliance is determined to “take the partnership between NATO and the European Union to the next level,” adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin “failed” in his attempts to divide Western allies regarding the conflict in Ukraine. .