NATO territory 'inviolable' - Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on Ukraine from the State Department press briefing room in Washington. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on Ukraine from the State Department press briefing room in Washington. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
The United States has warned Russia that Washington and its allies will stand united in their defence of Ukraine and that NATO territory was inviolable and the alliance would defend every single piece of it.

"Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe," Kerry said in a speech in Washington referring to Russia's occupation of Crimea and the threat it posed to eastern Ukraine.

"Whatever path Russia chooses, the United States and our allies will stand together in our defence of Ukraine," Kerry said.

"And most important, together we have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable. We will defend every single piece of it," he added.

In a call to NATO members, Kerry said unity was vital and members' defence budgets could not be allowed to shrink.

"Together we have to push back against those who want to change sovereign borders by force," Kerry said.

"We find ourselves in a defining moment for our trans-Atlantic alliance; Our strength will come from our unity," he said. "This moment is about more than just ourselves - the fact is that our entire model for global leadership is at stake."

Kerry said the United States and its European allies had to work together to ensure European countries were not dependent on Russian energy supplies.

"We can deliver greater energy independence if we help to diversify the energy sources available to European markets," he said in the address at a Washington think tank attended by ministers from several EU and NATO countries.

He called the crisis in Ukraine "a wake up call" to accelerate work "to promote a stronger, more prosperous trans-Atlantic community."

Gobbledegook?

Let me get this speech right.

In one sentance Kerry says "Together we have to push back against those who want to
change sovereign borders by force". Then three breaths later he says "We can deliver greater energy independence if we help to
diversify the energy sources available to European markets".

Is this US speak for you can't do it but we, the global police & new world order, can? Is this code for the US is going to raid Russia's energy supplies so everyone else can benefit from them? Where have we heard that one before?

Perhaps its time for someone to push back against the US for raping others natural resourses.

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