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A Ukrainian combat training center engineer kicks in a door after using a breaching charge while training with Canadian and U.S. Army engineers, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, Feb. 23, 2017. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO allies have been training Ukrainian soldiers for many years – and many are now fighting on the front lines in Ukraine. Photo By: Army Sgt. Anthony Jones

UPDATE: On the Brink: Biden Called for Putin Regime Change;

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The Plan all along. Ukraine used as a tool for Russia Regime Change as Biden, in Europe calls for Putin to be gone??? Biden has declared war on Russia?

“This is not to be decided by Mr. Biden. It should only be a choice of the people of the Russian Federation,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said referring to the Biden statement of Putin not staying in power.

From a White House official after Biden’s speech: “The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change”……WH is walking back what seemed to be Biden calling for a regime change in Russia. “For god’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Tarini Parti WSJ Whitehouse reporter

The world is listening to both sides, the U.S. and NATO as well as the Russian MOD, where their news is permitted that is.

MFA Russia @mfa_russia·Russia government organization#Zakharova: The United States and its allies are hypocritically trying to feign righteous anger and cynically discussing alleged violation of international law – which they bombed to dust in 1999, repeating this “successful” experience multiple times in the 2000s.

NATO, Which Prepared for Ukraine War for years, is the Winner…….CIA?

Statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at, formerly on the Board of Raytheon, the start of the Extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence

Stoltenberg: Making the case for NATO. Ukraine is the tool. SecDef Austin, Raytheon Board Member, involved in Yemen War as CENTCOM Commander, is in the know.

Stoltenberg Expects NATO Leaders to Strengthen Alliance Posture 


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he expects leaders will approve plans to strengthen the alliance’s posture in all domains of warfare and to continue their unwavering support for the people of Ukraine.

Stoltenberg previewed the summit meeting of NATO allies — which will include President Joe Biden — during a press conference in Brussels. He said this is a “pivotal moment” for security. 

During the alliance summit tomorrow, Stoltenberg said he expects further decisions to be made. “I expect leaders will agree to strengthen NATO’s posture in all domains, with major increases to our forces in the eastern part of the alliance on land, in the air, and at sea,” he said. “The first step is the deployment of four new NATO battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.” 

These would join NATO battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. “This means that we will have eight multinational NATO battle groups all along the eastern flank, from the Baltic to the Black Sea,” he said. “We face a new reality for our security. So, we must reset our deterrence and defense for the longer-term.” 

Biden will participate in the meetings at NATO headquarters and will journey on to Poland later in the week. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is accompanying the president. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the NATO meeting remotely from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, which is under Russian attack. 

Stoltenberg condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine. “Allies stand united in support for the brave people of Ukraine and against the Kremlin’s cruelty,” the secretary general said. “Putin must end this war, allow aid and safe passage for civilians, and engage in real diplomacy.” 

Putin’s war has unified the NATO allies, and the nations have imposed crushing sanctions on Russia, the country’s leaders, and others who enable the invasion of a sovereign nation.  

“NATO has acted with speed and unity to protect and defend all allies,” Stoltenberg said. “There are now hundreds of thousands of allied troops at heightened readiness across the alliance — 100,000 U.S. troops in Europe and 40,000 forces under direct NATO command, mostly in the eastern part of the alliance.” 

These forces are backed by the full force of the alliance in the air, at sea, in cyberspace and in space.  

The secretary general said the alliance leaders will reaffirm support for Ukraine. “Ukraine has the right to self-defense under the U.N. charter, and we are helping Ukrainians to uphold this fundamental right,” he said. “Since 2014, allies have trained Ukraine’s armed forces and significantly strengthened their capabilities. [The Ukrainians] are putting that training into practice now, on the front lines with great bravery.”  From the start of this crisis, Europe and North America have stood together, united in NATO. And we remain united, opposing Russia’s aggression, supporting Ukraine and protecting all allies.”Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

NATO allies have worked feverishly to equip and train Ukrainian forces, he said. “In the last months, allies have stepped up military support providing anti-tank and air-defense systems, drones, fuel and ammunition, as well as financial aid and hosting millions of refugees,” he said. “Tomorrow, I expect allies will agree to provide additional support including cybersecurity assistance.” 

In an ominous note, Stoltenberg also said the allies will provide equipment “to help Ukraine protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.” 

While aiding Ukraine is important, he said, ensuring the conflict doesn’t escalate to a war between Russia and NATO is paramount. “This would cause even more death and even more destruction,” he said. 

With the Russian invasion, the global security situation has shifted. “We face a fundamentally changed security environment where authoritarian powers are increasingly prepared to use force to get their way,” Stoltenberg said. “So, I expect we will also address the role of China in this crisis. Beijing has joined Moscow in questioning the right of independent nations to choose their own path. China has provided Russia with political support, including by spreading blatant lies and disinformation. And allies are concerned that China could provide material support for the Russian invasion.” 

Stoltenberg said he expects leaders will call on China to live up to its responsibilities as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and join the rest of the world in calling for an immediate, peaceful end to this war. 

The Russian invasion has given NATO allies a new sense of urgency “because we cannot take peace for granted,” Stoltenberg said. “From the start of this crisis, Europe and North America have stood together, united in NATO. And we remain united, opposing Russia’s aggression, supporting Ukraine and protecting all allies.” 

Ukraine service members stand in formation for the opening ceremony of the Rapid Trident exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 3, 2018. Rapid Trident is a Ukrainian-led exercise with multinational support comprising 14 allied and partner nations.

Re: Ukraine War: NATO and NATO Allies are providing concrete support. First of all, we have supported them for many years since 2014 (Obama/Biden Administration) with equipment, but not least. Many Allies have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian forces. And this proves extremely important now because so many of these troops are on the frontlines fighting invading Russian forces……..The support that NATO Allies have provided with training and equipment since 2014 has proven to be extremely important in support for those efforts.

(NOTE: CIA, as it was in many other preconflict zones was also involved

Yahoo News reported in January on the CIA’s secret U.S.-based training initiative for Ukrainian special operations forces and other intelligence personnel. That program, which began in 2015, also included instruction in firearms, camouflage techniques and covert communications. Yahoo News’ prior report also revealed that CIA paramilitaries had traveled to eastern Ukraine to assist forces loyal to Kyiv in their fight against Russia and its separatist allies.

U.S. officials previously denied to Yahoo News that the CIA training programs were ever offensively oriented. “The purpose of the training, and the training that was delivered, was to assist in the collection of intelligence,” said a senior intelligence official.

Until now, however, the details of the CIA’s paramilitary training program on Ukraine’s eastern frontlines have never been revealed. This initiative, say former agency officials, has helped battle-hardened Ukrainian special operations forces for the current Russian assault, which has plunged Europe into its worst conflict in decades. (The CIA declined to comment. The National Security Council referred queries to the CIA. The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., did not return a request for comment.) See Full Report.

NATO interview resumes: Moderator Ghida Fakhry: But what do you say to those who believe that NATO, in fact, should take a large part of responsibility, of the blame and letting the situation get to what it is today?

In pursuing the Alliance’s provocative – many people would argue – so-called ‘Open Door Policy’, bringing in more and more countries from Eastern Europe, the Russians have had it as a red line for a long time preceding President Putin. You call this his war, but we know it has been well documented, senior US officials and others have said that the rationale in Russia has been – and in the Soviet Union proceeding that – that Ukraine and Georgia joining NATO was a major issue, that it could lead to this major conflagration and here we are today. Don’t you take part of the blame, in fact a large part of the blame?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg:
No, not at all. And just the idea that it is provocative that certain nations do what they want, just demonstrates the kind of completely wrong worldview that reflects.
I’m coming from a small country, Norway, bordering Russia. And when we joined NATO back in 1949, Stalin and Russia and the Soviet Union said that was a provocation. But I’m very glad that London, Paris and Washington said, “Well, that’s for Norway to decide”. And we applied and they accepted us. So this idea that big powers can decide what small neighbours can do, and if they do something they don’t like that’s a provocation – you know, that’s a world I don’t want to live in.

Moderator Ghida Fakhry:
But let’s face it, this is the world we live in. Many see Ukraine as a pawn in a big power struggle between the United States and Russia, let’s face it. Is it a wise policy to continue–?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg:
You speak as if NATO is moving east. No, it is independent… 

Moderator Ghida Fakhry: 
It’s about respecting freedom and the sovereignty of nations.
There’s something called the Monroe Doctrine, are you suggesting that the 200 year old doctrine has ended, but the sphere of influence of the US had in the world does not exist anymore? Because let’s imagine for a second that missiles were positioned, Russian or Chinese missiles were placed in Cuba or Mexico or Venezuela.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg:
I’m not defending everything United States have done throughout 200 years. I have actually been going on the streets also protesting against some of these wars. But the fact that one nation does something wrong in decades, it doesn’t in a way excuse the severe mistakes of another. So the whole thinking again, that… you have to start at the basics. The basic is: does an independent, sovereign nation has the right to choose its own path? Yes or no. If you start to question that, you move into a world, which Russia now tries to re-establish by using force. The Ukrainians have [been] standing up against that. They deserve our support. We are supporting that. And it’s really impressive to see the strength and the courage they are now demonstrating in the fight against this [inaudible].

Moderator Ghida Fakhry: 
The Russians have been more specific here in the case of Ukraine. They’re asking for Ukraine to abide to the principle of neutrality? Just like Austria was forced to after World War II. Would that be a good idea?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg:
But you said it forced to…Do you want to live in a world where big powers force small countries to do what they don’t want to do? Because that’s not the world that I could live in. So the whole idea that it is a provocation for Russia that Ukraine does what they want to do is to turn the worlds upside down, and violate the fundamental principles, which also Russia and subscribe to. So it is for Ukraine to decide whether they want to aspire for membership. And then there’s of course for 30 NATO Allies to decide whether Ukraine is ready for membership. And it has been clear for a long time that membership for Ukraine was not something that was imminent, not something which is relevant in the near future. 

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