“We are seeing acts of war, attacks on civilians, and destruction not seen since World War II. We cannot be indifferent to this”
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaking to a summer camp in his native Norway, said the Western military alliance has the joint tasks of both supporting Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion and preventing the conflict from spreading into a war between Russia and NATO.
Stoltenberg said NATO has a moral responsibility to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people who have been subjected to a war of aggression.
“We are seeing acts of war, attacks on civilians, and destruction not seen since World War II,” Stoltenberg said, according to a NATO release of his prepared remarks. “We cannot be indifferent to this.”
“A world where the lesson for Putin is that he gets what he wants by using military force is also a more dangerous world for us,” Stoltenberg stressed. According to him, Ukrainians are showing their resilience and ability to fight back: “The Ukrainians have shown the ability to strike back and take back territory, and are planning a counter-offensive in the south.”