Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić

We continue to see large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine’s borders.

NATO remains vigilant and we are monitoring the situation very closely.

We call on Russia to stop its provocations, de-escalate, and be transparent about its military activities.

We also discussed the Western Balkans. Allies strongly support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. So the inflammatory rhetoric in the Republic Srpska is a matter of serious concern.

The unified structures of Bosnia and Herzegovina are important for the stability of the country. In particular the Armed Forces, one of the country’s strongest multi-ethnic institutions.

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NATO’s open door policy has been a historic success.

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NATO will continue…in the Western Balkans.
Including our KFOR…mission in Kosovo.
And our offices in Sarajevo and Belgrade.