Russia not achieving its strategic objectives in war against Ukraine – Stoltenberg

Russia not achieving its strategic objectives in war against Ukraine – Stoltenberg

Russia is not achieving its strategic objectives in the war against Ukraine, and Europe and North America are solidly united despite Moscow’s plans.

The relevant statement was made by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference, following the informal meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Today, Allies discussed our strong support for Ukraine […].Russia’s war in Ukraine is not going as Moscow had planned. They failed to take Kyiv. They are pulling back from around Kharkiv, their major offensive in the Donbas has stalled. Russia is not achieving its strategic objectives. President Putin wants Ukraine defeated. NATO down. North America and Europe divided. But Ukraine stands. NATO is stronger than ever. Europe and North America are solidly united. Ukraine can win this war,” Stoltenberg told.

In his words, Ukrainians are bravely defending their homeland, and NATO Allies are helping them do so, delivering security assistance to Ukraine worth billions of dollars. Over the years, NATO and Allies have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian forces.

“All of this is making a real difference on the battlefield every day. We must continue to step up and sustain our military support to Ukraine, and build on the work of the Ukraine Support Group which recently met in Ramstein,” Stoltenberg noted.

According to Stoltenberg, as part of the upcoming Madrid Summit, important decisions will be made to reinforce NATO’s deterrence and defense to reflect the new security reality in Europe.


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