This photograph taken on June 28, 2022 shows the maim entrance of the Russian embassy in Sofia. - Bulgaria announced on June 28, 2022 just ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid that it would expel 70 staff from Russia's diplomatic mission accused of working against its interests. At the G7 summit, the leaders agreed to impose new sanctions targeting Moscow's defence industry, raising tariffs and banning gold imports from the country. (Photo by Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFP)

Russia cannot be stopped from invading just because NATO forces are here. The Alliance understands this. At this week’s Madrid Summit, leaders agreed in conceptual terms that the most immediate threat to our security can only be countered by strengthening conventional military capabilities. From a Baltic point of view, the NATO summit can be regarded as successful.