In 2022, we faced the most serious security situation in decades. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine threatened and continues to threaten Euro-Atlantic peace and security. As we came up against this new reality, NATO stood strong.
We boosted our collective defence with four new multinational battlegroups, getting to a total of eight NATO battlegroups defending our territory from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea.
We invited Finland and Sweden to join NATO, strengthened the bond that ties Europe and North America together, and deepened the relations with Indo-Pacific partners sharing the same values of freedom, democracy and human rights.
In 2022, NATO also adopted a new Strategic Concept, setting out NATO’s enduring purpose and its fundamental security tasks, and preparing the Alliance to better address the threats of today and tomorrow.