NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (file photo) Stoltenberg: war in Ukraine could go on for years
NATO chief called for long-term support for Kyiv in the fight against Russian aggression
The war in Ukraine could go on for years, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday. At the same time, in his opinion, the supply of modern weapons to Ukrainian troops will increase the chances of liberating Donbass from Russian troops.
German newspaper Bild am Sonntag quotes Stoltenberg's words.
“We must be prepared for the fact that this may take years. We must not stop supporting Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said. “Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, but (also) due to rising energy and food prices. However, this cannot be compared with the price that Ukrainians have to pay every day, sacrificing many human lives.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who previously visited Kyiv to offer Ukrainian military training, said on Saturday that the UK should provide long-term support to Kyiv, warning of the danger of “Ukraine fatigue” as the war drags on.
Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a daily video message, said that he visited troops in the south of the Mykolaiv region, about 550 km south of Kyiv. “Their mood is confident: none of them doubts our victory,” the Ukrainian leader said. “We will not give the south to anyone, and we will take everything that is ours back.”
fighting and shelling. “All Russian claims that they control the city are lies. They control the main part of the city, but not the whole city,” the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Gaidai, told Ukrainian television, adding that evacuation from the city was impossible due to hostilities.