NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the steady progress of the Ukrainian counteroffensive but noted that Russia's goals in the war against Ukraine have not changed.
He said this after a meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Eвіка Silina, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.
"The Secretary-General welcomed the steady progress of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, in which Ukrainian troops broke through Russia's first line of defense and are now inflicting significant damage on the Russian Black Sea Fleet," the NATO press service said after the meeting.
However, he warned that "we see no sign that Putin's objectives have changed" and reiterated that Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine remains the greatest threat to our security in decades.
With this in mind, he welcomed the significant contributions by NATO Allies that are strengthening Ukraine's ability to push back Russian forces, including the arrival of the first U.S. Abrams tanks in Ukraine.
Author - Olena Madiak, 27/09/2023