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Politico: NATO Secretary General warns Ukraine’s allies to prepare for a “long war”

Politico: NATO Secretary General warns Ukraine’s allies to prepare for a “long war”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that the war waged by Russian President Vladimir Putin against Ukraine will not end anytime soon.

“Most wars last longer than expected when they first start,” Stoltenberg said in an interview with German media group Funke. published Sunday. He added: “Therefore, we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.”

“We all want a quick peace,” Stoltenberg said. “At the same time, we must realize that if [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky and the Ukrainians stop fighting, and their country will no longer exist. “If President Putin and Russia stop fighting, we will have peace.”

Head of the Security Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov Opinion article Published on Saturday evening, he said the only way to end the war was for Kiev’s allies to speed up arms deliveries. “Refusing or delaying the transfer of modern weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces is a direct encouragement to the Kremlin to continue the war, not the other way around,” Danilov said.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military continued its counteroffensive, with drone attacks targeting Crimea and Moscow on Sunday. according to Russian Ministry of Defense. The attacks disrupted air traffic and caused a fire in an oil warehouse.

Sunday also saw Russian missiles hit an agricultural facility in the Odessa region of Ukraine. according to Ukrainian army.

The International Court of Justice – the UN’s highest court – is scheduled to hear on Monday Russia’s objections to the case brought by Ukraine, which says Russia is abusing international law in claiming the invasion was justified to prevent alleged genocide. Reuters reported that the hearings are scheduled to continue until September 27.

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