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NATO: We Are Paying A Heavy Price For The War in Ukraine


Jens Stoltenberg Secretary General of NATO

As the Russian-Ukrainian war continues, entering its tenth month, NATO has renewed its support for Kiev in confronting Moscow.

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said in a press briefing ahead of the meeting of NATO foreign ministers today, Tuesday, in Bucharest, that Russian President Vladimir Putin uses winter as a weapon in war because his forces fail on the battlefield, he said.

He also stressed that NATO had paid a heavy price for this conflict, but at the same time made it clear that it would continue to support Kyiv and strengthen the defenses of the Ukrainian Air Force. He said that NATO's relationship with Kyiv is a partnership relationship, and the NATO countries have demonstrated their will and strong determination to support them in an unprecedented manner.

He also announced that NATO had delivered spare parts and power generators to Ukraine to replace destroyed infrastructure.

She fails in her war

In addition, he considered that Moscow is failing in its war on Ukraine, and has not yet achieved the goals it previously set.

He pointed out that the Black Sea is very important to NATO, Turkey and Ukraine alike, so the alliance increased its presence there before and after the war.

As for Romania, which has the largest border with Ukraine, he stressed that it played a very important role in supporting its neighbor humanitarianly, especially as it hosts a large number of displaced Ukrainians, pointing out that this support must be maintained.

He also stressed the need to continue and increase Romanian support for Kiev in terms of deploying air defense systems.

During the past months, Stoltenberg has always stressed the need for Moscow to lose in this conflict, considering that "there is no permanent peace on Ukrainian lands if the aggressor wins," referring to the Russian forces.

He also repeatedly announced that the NATO countries would support Kyiv with more air defense systems and train Ukrainian forces to use the latest weapons.

It is noteworthy that the Bucharest meeting today and tomorrow comes to discuss the issue of supporting the energy sector on Ukrainian soil, after it was largely destroyed by the intensive Russian strikes.

Since last October (2022), Moscow has adopted a new strategy in its strikes that focused on infrastructure and energy sites, especially after the setbacks it faced in eastern and southern Ukraine, including the withdrawal of its forces from Kherson, in addition to the strikes it received in Crimea, which it annexed to its lands. year 2014.