February 24, 2024

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NATO has warned of the possibility of conflict with Russia for decades

NATO has warned of the possibility of conflict with Russia for decades
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Europa Press/Contact/Michael Brochstein

NATO Secretary General Jens StoltenbergConflict with Russia is possible for decades and if Russian aggression spreads to other countries The Kremlin In an interview with a German newspaper, he won the war in Ukraine 'Welt am Sonntag'.

“NATO NOT SEEKING WAR WITH RUSSIA”Stoltenberg said in an interview. “But we have to prepare for a conflict that could last for decades,” the Norwegian said.

“If (Russian President Vladimir) Putin wins Ukraine, there is no guarantee that Russian aggression will not spread to other countries,” he said.

In his opinion, the best defense now is to support Ukraine and invest in NATO's military capabilities.

“Deterrence only works if it is credible” Stoltenberg insisted.

“We need to rapidly restore and expand our industrial base to increase supply to Ukraine and replenish our own stocks”said.

This meant moving from slow production in peacetime to rapid production, he asserted, as conflict dictated.

In this sense, he advocated sending more and faster orders to European companies in the defense sector.

Russian soldiers before the ballistic missile. EFE/ Yuri Kochetkov

He argued that in market economies, arms manufacturers should sign contracts to increase production.

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“As Russia pours its entire economy into war, we must do more to protect ourselves.”Secretary General of NATO emphasized.

StoltenbergHe had already said that at the end of January United States CongressRepublicans have blocked new funding UkraineThat's a win Russia In war it will make the world more insecure.

“I am sure that all the associates of NATOIncluding Americawill continue to support Ukraine Why do it? Restoring our own security” he announced Stoltenberg In a press conference Washington Along with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.

The Norwegian politician insisted that it was a victory for the Russian president. Vladimir Putin“A tragedy UkraineBut it will make the world more insecure.” Atlantic Alliance.

According to Stoltenbergfailure Kiev He cited them as “prompting other authoritarian leaders to use force.” North Korea, Iran And China.

Ukraine today. May be Taiwan tomorrow. So we're interested Ukraine “Be a sovereign and free nation, and our support for it makes a difference,” he said.

(with information from EFE)