NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said the war in Ukraine could last for years, while the Russian military has stepped up attacks following a European Union recommendation to join the bloc.
According to US media, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to a German newspaper, also said that the supply of modern weapons to Ukrainian troops would increase the chances of rescuing Donbass from the Russian army.
“We must be prepared for the fact that the war could last for years. We must not give up our support for Ukraine,” he said. No matter how much it costs, it is rising because of rising energy and food prices.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who visited Kiev on Friday, shared similar views, telling the Sunday Times on Sunday that “we need to prepare for a long war.”
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, he stressed that we should not allow Ukraine to become more tired than Russia, which is constantly moving forward.
“The allies need to show Ukraine that they have a long way to go.”
Boris Johnson also said that “this would mean that Ukraine is receiving more training in addition to weapons and other equipment than the attacker.”
According to Johnson, “time is of the essence. Everything will depend on whether Ukraine increases its ability to defend its territory against Russia’s attack capability.”
Ukraine received a major boost on Friday when it was recommended by the European Commission to be a candidate for the European Union, and it is hoped that EU member states will do so at this week’s summit. Will also verify.
This will allow Ukraine to move towards fulfilling the wish that existed there before the Russian invasion, although real membership may take many years.
Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine on February 24, and fighting has been raging ever since.