Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at a meeting of the Nordic Council in Copenhagen, said that NATO in the north of Europe protects the Baltic Sea. The countries of the north were urged to support the alliance. The region is strategically important for NATO, especially in the face of growing tensions.
The Secretary General also hinted that the door of NATO is open to Finland and Sweden. According to Stoltenberg, the alliance expressed concern about Russian exercises in the Baltic. At the same time, Stoltenberg did not mention in his speech NATO exercises in the Black Sea.