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Reuters: Russia to Stay a Threat Even if It Loses War, Says Top NATO Officer 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia will remain a threat to NATO even if its forces are defeated in Ukraine, a top military official in the Western alliance said on Thursday. 

“Whatever the outcome of the war, the Russians will most likely have similar ambitions … therefore the threat does not go away,” Admiral Rob Bauer, the chairman of NATO’s military committee, told reporters at the alliance’s Brussels headquarters. 

While Russian forces, equipment and ammunition have all been depleted by the war, NATO countries expect Moscow will try to rebuild and even strengthen its military capacity, Bauer said.  

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WNU Editor: Admiral Rob Bauer is repeating what has been NATO’s new narrative on Russia for the past week. That this conflict is going to be a long one …. NATO warns of Russia’s long war in Ukraine, vows to be ready (AP).