NATO brands Russia the biggest ‘direct threat’ to Western security, as it eyes off ‘serious challenges’ posed by China

NATO, the world’s largest and most powerful military alliance, has branded Russia the biggest “direct threat” to Western security after its invasion of Ukraine.

World leaders have been meeting in Spain, with conversations centred around the Kremlin’s invasion, and Beijing’s growing international ambitions.

As part of the two-day summit, a new strategic concept was put forward that sets the alliance’s areas of focus and is updated roughly once a decade.

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NATO backs military aid for ‘heroic’ Ukraine

NATO has agreed to plans to modernise Kyiv’s beleaguered armed forces, saying it stood fully behind Ukrainians’ “heroic defence of their country”.

US President Joe Biden announced more land, sea and air force deployments across Europe from Spain in the west to Romania and Poland bordering Ukraine.

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