He said this at a press conference in Brussels following a meeting of the Alliance’s foreign ministers.
“We see that Russia continues to deploy new destabilizing nuclear weapons… The Allies agree that we must continue to review and adapt our deterrence and defense measures. Including when it comes to the growing missile threat from Russia, “ Stoltenberg said.
He stressed that all Allies remain firmly committed to nuclear arms control and welcome the recent decision to extend the US-Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty.
“This should be the beginning of efforts to further strengthen international nuclear arms control. We need agreements that cover more weapons and more countries like China. So the arms control regime must take into account the new realities, “ the Secretary-General said.
Stoltenberg also said that Russia continues its aggressive behavior abroad, including against its neighbors, and also increases its military power in different regions of the world.