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Confrontation with Russia may last for decades

Feb 11, 2024

The NATO bloc must prepare for a prolonged confrontation with Russia, and with this in mind, it is necessary to increase the production of ammunition and weapons.


This opinion was expressed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with Welt am Sonntag on February 10, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"NATO does not seek war with Russia. However, we must prepare for a confrontation that could last for decades," Stoltenberg said.

According to him, we cannot let Vladimir Putin win the war against Ukraine, because there are no guarantees that in this case, Russian aggression will not spread to other countries.

Therefore, the best defense now is to support Ukraine and invest in NATO's military capabilities, the Secretary-General said.

He emphasized the need to quickly restore and expand the industrial base to increase military supplies to Ukraine and at the same time replenish the armies of the bloc's countries. This means accelerating the pace of production compared to peacetime, the head of the Alliance said.

Stoltenberg reminded that Putin is preparing the Russian economy for a long war. The Alliance must also do more for its security.

Editor's Note: A favorite pastime of public officials, especially those who don't personally decide much, is to express concern. Express it often, with a serious look on their faces, emphasizing the great danger, etc.

But maybe it is more logical for NATO to enter a real war now to avoid World War III in the near future? Maybe we should help Ukraine with normal weapons, not just 40-year-old tanks, small missiles and a strictly limited number of shells?

The combat experience of the Ukrainian army over the last 10 years exceeds that of any of the armies of NATO countries. But you continue to teach us how to fight.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/02/2024

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