According to him, Russia invaded Ukraine and used its troops in Moldova and Georgia against these countries’ will. In addition, Moscow supports Assad regime in Syria and modernizes its nuclear arsenal, NATO secretary-general said.
Stoltenberg noted that the Russian authorities lower their psychological barrier towards the use of nuclear weapons.
NATO troops will remain in eastern Europe and sanctions against Moscow will not be lifted until Russia changes its behavior, Stoltenberg stressed.
However, he said, the Alliance seeks dialogue with Russia.
"We want no Cold War," the NATO chief said.