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War in Ukraine not likely to stop even in 2025, says NATO Deputy Secretary-General

War in Ukraine not likely to stop even in 2025, says NATO Deputy Secretary-General Photo: NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoană (

One should prepare for the likelihood that Russia's war against Ukraine will persist for an extended period, possibly not concluding even in 2025, says NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoană.

"My call is to prepare for a long war; it will continue. It will not end in 2024, probably not in 2025. We see no military potential anywhere to have the possibility of achieving a decisive victory in one way or another," emphasized the NATO Deputy Secretary-General.

He elaborated that NATO anticipates a protracted war with small advances, counterattacks, and the occupation and loss of territory.

"With our support, Ukrainians have managed to regain 50% of the initially occupied territory by the Russians. This is not a trivial achievement. Under no circumstances do we see the conditions or could we accept Russia returning to the border with Romania," Geoană added.

He emphasized that NATO needs Ukraine to withstand, Moldova to join Europe, and Georgia to become part of the Euro-Atlantic community.

Predictions regarding Russia's war in Ukraine

Andriy Yermak, the head of the President's Office, mentioned that it is currently unknown when the war in Ukraine with Russian invaders will end. He compared the situation to a 100-meter race, suggesting that the Armed Forces have covered 70 meters.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine is currently in the final stage of the war, which could be the most challenging.

However, military experts hold divergent opinions on the actual stage of the war.

Previously, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate stated that Russia currently has no plans to wage war in 2025. However, earlier statements by Budanov suggested that the war could continue for a long time, as the enemy may refuse to sign any agreements with Ukraine or its allies.

Following this, terrorists may resort to chaotic shelling of the country, but without engaging in significant military actions.