NATO must prepare for a long confrontation with Russia
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NATO must prepare for a long confrontation with Russia as President Vladimir Putin shows no will for peace, a year after invading Ukraine, NATO Secretary General has warned Alliance, the Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg, in an interview with AFP.
“We have to be prepared for the long term, it can last for many, many years,” he said. warned.
“President Putin wants a different Europe, a Europe where he can control his neighbours, where he can decide what countries can do,” Stoltenberg, 63, lamented in this interview given a week before the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine.
After a year of fighting that claimed tens of thousands of victims on both sides, NATO fears a new offensive Russia.
The 30 member countries of the Alliance remain more determined than ever to ensure that Ukraine ultimately prevails, he assured .
“We are here to make sure Ukraine wins this war and to provide it with the weapons, ammunition and support it needs,” he said.
“If President Putin wins in Ukraine, it will be a tragedy for Ukrainians. But it will also be dangerous for all of us, because he and other authoritarian leaders will be convinced that when they use military force, they can achieve their goals.”