NATO and EU leaders issued statements about the events in Washington

The allies of the United States commented on the events in Washington. They condemned the seizure of the Capitol by supporters of and expressed hope for a peaceful transition of power in the United States.

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen, and other politicians issued statements on the events in Washington, where supporters stormed the US Congress building.

“Shocking scenes in Washington. The results of democratic must be respected,” Stoltenberg said in a statement released by the press service of the North Atlantic Alliance.

“The U.S. Congress is a temple of democracy. The scenes in Washington are shocking. We have faith in the U.S. to ensure a peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden,” European Council President Charles Michel wrote on Twitter.

Ursula von der Leyen was quoted on as saying to Joe Biden, writing in her account, “America is much better than what we have seen today.” “I believe in the strength of institutions and democracy in the United States, the foundation of which is the peaceful transfer of power. Joseph Biden won the election. I look forward to working with him as the next president of the United States,” the European Commission chief commented on the post.

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