At his address at Nato headquarters in Brussels, US defence secretary Lloyd Austin insisted Nato allies will “not be drawn” into Vladimir Putin’s war.
He tells his fellow Nato defence ministers that despite the alliance facing “historic challenges”, they were meeting them “with confidence and unity.”
“But make no mistake,” he went on, “Nato will not be drawn into Putin’s war of choice.”
“But we will strengthen Nato’s defence and deterrence. And we will defend every inch of Nato territory,” Austin continued.