(MENAFN) On Monday, Spain’s defense minister stressed that the country “never considered” deploying forces to Ukraine amid growing problems with Russia.
Even though Spain recently sent warships to NATO missions in the Black Sea and was ready to send fighter jets to Bulgaria, Margarita Robles told Spanish TV channel Onda Cero that Ukraine does not don’t get strategies for Spanish soldiers to fight on Ukrainian soil.
She said, while referring to what NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg told the BBC: “Article 5 of NATO states that when there is aggression against an Allied country, all others must respond. But Ukraine does not belong to the alliance.
Robles stressed that the country is part of NATO operations that are “non-offensive” and “focused on deterrence and the preservation of peace”.
She added: “When it comes to generic talk like ‘saying no to war’ we naturally all agree, but later you will have to face the harsh reality of war and what you must do is work for peace.
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