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Stoltenberg: 'Support for Ukraine is not charity', but investment in NATO's security

Stoltenberg: 'Support for Ukraine is not charity', but investment in NATO's security Photo: Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated that supporting Ukraine is an investment in the security of the Alliance. He said this at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

According to him, despite Russia's attempts to attack Ukraine on the front, Ukraine has certain success. He pointed out Ukraine's impressive achievements in liberating territories, opening a corridor for grain exports to the Black Sea, and surviving as a sovereign, independent nation.

"Russia has lost what they wanted to achieve with the war, and that was to control Ukraine," Stoltenberg said, adding that "support for Ukraine is not charity; it’s an investment in our (NATO's - ed.) own security."

He noted that close NATO partners Japan and South Korea are also concerned about Russia's war against Ukraine because Putin's victory will increase the likelihood of Beijing using force elsewhere.

Forecasts for the war in Ukraine

As the head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak stated, it is currently unknown when the war in Ukraine with Russian invaders will end. At the same time, comparing it to a 100-meter race, the Armed Forces have already covered 70 meters.

According to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine is currently in the last stage of the war, but it could be the most challenging.

However, military experts differ in their opinions on the actual stage of the war.

Recall that earlier, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate stated that Russia currently has no plans to wage war in 2025.

However, before that, Budanov mentioned that the war could continue for a long time because the enemy may refuse to sign any agreements with Ukraine or its allies.

After that, terrorists will resort to chaotic shelling of the country but without engaging in major military actions.