Russia’s war in Ukraine could last for years: NATO

Keep in mind that it can take years. We must not give up support for Ukraine, NATO said

FRANKFURT:

Russia’s war in Ukraine could last for years, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a German weekly, adding that supplying state-of-the-art weapons to Ukrainian troops would increase the chances of liberating the Donbas region from Russian control.

“We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not give up Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told Bild am Sonntag. “Even though the costs are high, not only for military support, but also due to rising energy and food prices.”

A NATO summit in Madrid later this month is expected to agree an aid package for Ukraine that will help the country transition from old Soviet-era weapons to standard NATO equipment, Stoltenberg said earlier this week.

Ukraine vowed to be victorious against Moscow on Saturday as it fought Russian attacks near a key eastern city, and multiple locations came under fire and rocket attacks.

Russian troops were defeated in an attempt to storm the Ukrainian capital Kiev in March. Russia has since refocused on the Donbas region in the eastern part of Ukraine.

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