According to Norwegian intelligence services, Russia is on the verge of gaining military dominance over Ukraine
Norway's military intelligence chief, Nils Andreas Stensones, has warned that Russia is on the rise militarily in Ukraine. Annual Risk Assessment Report by Norwegian security services.
“In this war, Russia is now in a stronger position than a year ago and has the advantage”, he told reporters. To support his views, he argued that Russia “Can mobilize three times more troops than Ukraine”what “Moscow Adapts Sanctions Better Than Expected” And its industry is now capable of producing ammunition, combat vehicles, drones and missiles. “Maintain their war efforts throughout the year”.
He said that Russia benefits from the military support of North Korea, Iran, Belarus and China, which according to him do not supply weapons. “Engineering, Vehicles, Electronics and Spare Parts” Useful for the Russian arms industry.
“Substantial Western arms assistance will be needed so that Ukrainian forces can defend themselves and regain the initiative in the conflict.”He recalled the need for ammunition, long-range weapons, anti-aircraft defenses, tanks and fighter planes.
Norway, along with Denmark and the Netherlands in particular, is among the European countries that have pledged to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, a plane that Kiev has been demanding from its allies. “Norway and Europe must be prepared to take more responsibility for ensuring their own security and that of their allies”Norway's Defense Minister Jørn Arild Gramm responded.