Stoltenberg says China and Russia are increasing surveillance activities on NATO allies

Stoltenberg says China and Russia are increasing surveillance activities on NATO allies
# 13 February 2023 16:31 (UTC +04:00)

Recent incidents regarding balloons shot down by the United States, which suspects they are surveillance balloons from China, form part of a pattern that highlights the need for NATO to be vigilant, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, APA reports.

"What we saw over the United States is part of a pattern where China and Russia are increasing surveillance activities on NATO allies," Stoltenberg told reporters on Monday.

U.S. military fighter jets on Sunday shot down an octagonal object over Lake Huron, the Pentagon said, the latest incident since a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon put North American security forces on high alert.

It was the fourth flying object to be shot down over North America by a U.S. missile in a little more than a week. China's foreign ministry said it had no information on the latest three flying objects shot down by the United States.

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