“NATO is not and will not be a belligerent.

We do not send our troops or NATO aircraft to Ukraine, ”TASS quotes Stoltenberg.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that almost a real war is being waged between Russia and the West.

On December 7, former German chancellor Angela Merkel called the Minsk agreements an attempt to give Ukraine time to “become stronger.”

She noted that today's Ukraine militarily is "not what it was in 2014-2015."