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Worrying words from the NATO chief about Ukraine

Worrying words from the NATO chief about Ukraine
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8:56 AM EST, December 4, 2023

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia remains unresolved. Despite several weeks of continued tension, there has been no apparent advantage gained by either side. NATO's chief touched significantly upon the issue in Ukraine during an interview with German ARD. Jens Stoltenberg indicated that "we should be prepared for bad news" originating from the frontline. The politician, however, did not clarify what he meant by this statement.

Talks have been initiated concerning the increasingly challenging situation of the Ukrainian military following expressive comments from the supreme commander, General Valery Zaluzhny. "The war with Russia is in a deadlock, requiring major technological advancement for any potential resolution, yet such progression seems improbable," said the military official in November.

His remarks align with disconcerting briefings coming from the USA. The White House has routinely indicated that the existing support measures for Ukraine are about to conclude and securing congressional approval for future expenditure will be highly challenging. Concurrently, the Kremlin decided to augment their forces by adding an additional 170,000 soldiers.

"We should stand by Ukraine through thick and thin," advocated the NATO chief during his ARD interview. He applauded the Ukrainians for several successful offensives against Russia in recent months. "These are considerable victories despite not leading to any shift in the front line," he claimed.

NATO chief voices concerns about the situation in Ukraine

Stoltenberg hinted that the current deadlock at the front might be a temporary phase. He said, "Wars unfold in stages." However, he added, "We need to brace ourselves for potentially distressing updates."

Stoltenberg also reiterated his appeal to NATO member countries to persist in their support for Ukraine. "The more we advocate for Ukraine, the sooner this conflict will cease," he emphasized.

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