NATO chief says no plans to send combat troops to Ukraine if Russia invades

NATO chief says no plans to send combat troops to Ukraine if Russia invades

January 30, 2022

LONDON (Reuters) – NATO has no plans to deploy combat troops to non-NATO member Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday.

Asked on BBC Television whether he would rule out putting NATO troops in Ukraine if Russia does invade, Stoltenberg said: “We have no plans to deploy NATO combat troops to Ukraine … we are focusing on providing support.”

“There is a difference between being a NATO member and being a strong and highly valued partner as Ukraine. There’s no doubt about that.”

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by David Evans)

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