NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (virtually) holds a press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. Stoltenberg believes Ukraine can win the war against Russia. Photo/REUTERS
Stoltenberg said the situation on the battlefield was not developing according to Moscow’s plans.
Speaking to reporters after an informal meeting of the military bloc’s foreign ministers, Stoltenberg revealed that the main topics of discussion were strong support for Ukraine, further strengthening of NATO deterrence and defense, and the long-term implications of war, including the alliance’s future stance on Russia. .
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“Russia’s war in Ukraine did not go as Moscow had planned. They failed to take Kiev. They retreated from the vicinity of Kharkiv, their massive assault on Donbass had been halted. Russia is not achieving its strategic goals,” Stoltenberg said.
He added that against the alleged wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is continuing its struggle. “NATO is stronger than ever and the United States and Europe are firmly united,” he said.
“Ukraine can win this war. Ukraine bravely defended their homeland,” the NATO boss added Russia TodayMonday (16/5/2022).
He continued, arms supplies and other support from Kiev’s supporters made a real difference on the battlefield.
Therefore, said Stoltenberg, NATO must continue to support Ukraine.
He revealed that June’s NATO summit in Madrid will see its members make important decisions, including steps aimed at strengthening the military bloc’s deterrence posture.