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Ukraine facing 'brutality' unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit

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Ukraine facing 'brutality' unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit

Ukraine facing 'brutality' unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit

Jens Stoltenberg says the NATO summit in Madrid will agree "a comprehensive programme of assistance" to help Ukraine "enforce its right to self-defence" against Russian aggression.


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