The West has to prepare for a long war of attrition in Ukraine, warned the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, after speaking with US President Joe Biden at the White House.
“We must prepare for the long term.” “Because what we see is that this war has now become a war of attrition”, pointed out the secretary general.
Stoltenberg is present in the US capital to prepare for the NATO summit scheduled for June 28-30 in Madrid.
The war in Ukrainecould end tomorrow, if Russia ends its aggression”, declared the Secretary General of NATO during a press conference next to the head of US diplomacy, Antony Blinken.
But “we don’t see any sign in that direction” at this time, he added.
The war carried out by Russia in Ukraine will last yet “many monthsBlinken noted.
Since the invasion began, Russian troops have taken control of regions in the south of Ukraine – most of Kherson and a part of Zaporizhia – and it has made slow progress in Donbas, in particular with the capture of Mariupol (southeast).