Jens Stoltenberg

The NATO secretary general said the Alliance “has not seen any change” in Moscow’s nuclear strategy, warning of the need to be prepared for “more massive destruction” by Russia in the war in Ukraine.

“We must prepare for Russian offensives, more brutality, more anguish and even more massive destruction of critical infrastructure and residential areas,” Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview published this Sunday by the Belgian newspaper “Le Soir”.

Still, he added, “since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24, NATO has not seen any change in Russia’s nuclear strategy,” despite threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin to use such weapons.

“It is our duty to reduce this risk. NATO is the strongest alliance in the world. And our message is clear: after the use of nuclear weapons there would only be losers on all sides”, warned the Norwegian prime minister.

The secretary general of NATO stresses that, “unfortunately”, this war can “last months or even years”.

To “sustainably and successfully repel the Russian invasion”, Kiev needs to “switch to modern Western weapons”, he said.

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