At the NATO summit (2) the Russian-Ukrainian war
Stoltenberg: "To create conditions for lasting peace, Kiev should prevail as an independent and sovereign"
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) "will continue to stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary. We will not retreat". "To create the conditions for a lasting peace that will ensure that Kiev prevails as an independent and sovereign state, we must continue to provide it with military support", said the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers of member countries held today and tomorrow in Bucharest.
This "is in NATO's long-term security interest. There can be no lasting peace if oppression and autocracy prevail over freedom and democracy. We know that most wars end at the negotiating table, but what what happens at the table is inextricably linked to what happens on the battlefield". "Putin's war has not made us forget other partners, such as Georgia, Moldova and Bosnia-Herzegovina that we will support, so they can defend themselves", he added.
And on the energy issue, Stoltenberg said: "Since the beginning of this brutal invasion we have been witnessing the failure of Vladimir Putin", who "is responding with even more serious attacks on gas infrastructure to deprive Ukrainians of electricity, water and heat". This in order to "use Winter as a weapon".
"I am sure" that the Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba today in Bucharest "will underline the need to speed up aid for the reconstruction of energy infrastructures" -concluded the NATO Secretary General- in particular "electricity and gas networks", hit by Russian artillery in view of the onset of winter.
On the matter see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
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