Russia’s War in Ukraine could go on for years: NATO
Russia’s war in Ukraine could take years, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to a German weekly newspaper, also telling that the supply of state-of-the-art weaponry to Ukrainian troops would increase the chance of liberating the Donbas region from Russian control.
“We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not let up in supporting Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told Bild am Sonntag. “Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices.”
A NATO summit in Madrid later this month is anticipated to agree an assistance package for Ukraine that will help the country with the move from old Soviet-era weaponry to NATO standard gear, Stoltenberg said earlier this week.
On Saturday, Ukraine vowed to prevail against Moscow as it fought Russian assaults near a key eastern city and multiple locations came under shell and missile attack.
Russian forces were defeated in an attempt to storm Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in March. Since then, Russia has refocused on the Donbas region in the eastern part of Ukraine.