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Quotation

The statement that there is a NATO legion in Ukraine is nonsense… There is no NATO legion, the foreign forces in Ukraine are Russian.

— NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, responding to Vladimir Putin’s ridiculous statement that the Ukranian Army is operating like a “foreign legion” for the twenty-eight nation alliance.