Jens Stoltenberg

Ukraine war could last for years, NATO says

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, urged Western countries to continue their long-term support for Kyiv, particularly through the delivery of arms in the war between it and Russia.

Mr Stoltenberg also recalled that the Ukrainians are the first to pay the price of war.

The war in Ukraine could last “for years”, warned the Secretary General of NATO in an interview published this Sunday by the German daily Bild.

“We have to be prepared for this to be years away. We must not falter in supporting Ukraine, even if the costs are high, not just in terms of military support but also because of rising energy and food prices,” he said.

In this context, he urged the countries of the alliance to continue their arms deliveries to kyiv.

“With additional modern weapons, the likelihood of Ukraine being able to repel (Vladimir) Putin’s troops from Donbass would increase,” he said.

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