* NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Russia is preparing for a long war in Ukraine * Russia unleashed missiles today in its latest devastating attack on the country
* But almost 10 months into Moscow’s invasion, Kyiv’s forces have seen victories
Putin is ‘planning for a long war’ and the West must continue to send arms to Ukraine until Russia ‘cannot win on the battlefield’, a NATO chief has said.
Russia is readying for a protracted war in Ukraine, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. It comes after Putin sent a nuclear message to the West for a third day running with new deployment of Yars strategic missile as it today unleashed the latest in a series of devastating attacks against Ukraine.
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Update: Putin ‘planning for a long war’ in Ukraine: NATO chief (France 24)
WNU Editor: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is saying what this blog has been saying since September. The Kremlin made the decision (probably in August when the decision to call-up reserves was made) that this war is going to last a few years.
The question that should be asked is on NATO’s commitment to send weapons and monies in the billions of dollars to Ukraine every month that may last for 2, 3 or more years.
Is the public willing to accept this commitment and sacrifice (i.e. high energy prices/inflation/shortages/etc.), and will the political still be there in 2024 or beyond? You tell me.