Huitfeldt: A military advance from Russia would have consequences

Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) says that Russia can expect strong reactions if it takes military action against Ukraine.

“It has been a very constructive and good meeting; at short notice, I have met 26 other foreign ministers in NATO,” Huitfeldt said about the recent foreign ministers’ meeting.

She says NATO is very concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. NATO held an emergency meeting on Friday on the situation in Ukraine to agree on how to respond to Russian demands in the negotiations with the Kremlin next week.

“We hope that the diplomatic channels will succeed, but we are preparing for that not to happen.”

She said Russia could expect sanctions if it makes military strides against Ukraine.

“If Russia takes military action, it must expect strong reactions from NATO,” she stated.