Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Nordic Counterparts
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with his counterparts from the five Nordic countries to consult on ways to strengthen Transatlantic security. Mr. Sullivan and his counterparts discussed their readiness to impose severe consequences on Russia if it engages in further aggression against Ukraine. They also underscored the importance of diplomacy to de-escalate the situation, including through the Strategic Stability Dialogue, NATO-Russia Council, and OSCE. They emphasized their commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Mr. Sullivan commended the Nordic countries’ commitment to the values and principles that underpin European security. Participants reaffirmed the right of each country to choose its alliances. Countries participating in today’s call were Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.