NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an official address that Russia is aiming for escalation. He criticized Vladimir Putin for using “dangerous and reckless” nuclear rhetoric. Stoltenberg also said that Putin miscalculated in Ukraine and made a mistake, since the conflict, even without the mobilization announced in Russia, was far from a peaceful solution. In his opinion, the Russian army is poorly equipped, it lacks proper command and control.
The head of the North Atlantic Alliance believes that the presence of even more troops is fraught with greater casualties, and this will also lead to the transition of the conflict to a new level. Stoltenberg promised that NATO would ensure that Russia clearly understood the seriousness of the use of nuclear weapons. So far, however, no changes have taken place in Russia’s nuclear policy, the NATO Secretary General said.
From his words, it becomes clear that NATO will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine.
“NATO has provided unprecedented support to Ukraine and is in close dialogue with the defense industry to increase the production of weapons and ammunition,” Stoltenberg said.
He also expressed hope that the war in Ukraine will end at the negotiating table, but this should happen on terms acceptable to Kyiv.