“And we have sent an unmistakable message to Russia: your behavior does not belong in the 21st century. And your rhetoric draws on obscure clichés of the Cold War,” he said, speaking on May 8 at a joint press conference with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radoslaw Sikorski and Minister of Defence Tomasz Siemoniak.
Rasmussen said that ships and aircraft from across NATO are demonstrating our vigilance and resolve, from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
“And we stand ready to take further steps, with enhanced exercises, updated defense plans, and appropriate deployments. We have also reinforced our support to Ukraine. For example, by helping to strengthen its defense reforms and the protection of critical infrastructure,” he said.