“Ukraine cannot carry out its defense only with weapons that date back to the era of the Soviet Union, but it must switch to modern Western weapons”
As NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told German newspaper Welt in an interview, NATO is determined to help Ukraine while Putin wages the war, “even if it takes months or years.”
In the coming days, according to Stoltenberg, “we can expect and must prepare for the Russian offensive and even greater brutality, even greater difficulties and even greater destruction of critical infrastructure and residential areas.”
“We see a stark contrast between Russian and Ukrainian forces: Ukrainian troops are brave and know what they are fighting for. Russian troops suffer from poor leadership, poor morale and many do not know what they are fighting for,” said the NATO Secretary-General.
Stoltenberg stressed that “Ukraine must win this war because it defends its country. NATO members will never agree to the illegal annexation of Crimea. We have also always opposed Russian control over parts of Donbas in eastern Ukraine.”