US President Joe Biden cautioned on Monday that NATO confronts new difficulties in dealing with China and Russia, but pledged at the NATO summit to reinforce Washington’s support for its partners.
“I think that there is a growing recognition over the last couple of years that we have new challenges. And we have Russia that is not acting in a way that is consistent with what we had hoped, as well as China,” Biden said.
On Sunday, the G7 urged Russia to end its disruptive activities, including intervention, and to protect human rights, promising to hold accountable anyone guilty for cyberattacks launched from Russian soil.
“We call on Russia to conduct an urgent investigation, to provide a credible explanation and to give credible explanations about the use of chemical weapons on its territory, to put an end to the systematic repression of civil society and independent media, and to identify those responsible for the attacks,” the leaders of the group said in their final statement following the three-day summit.