Ukraine facing a ‘horrific’ start to the winter: Stoltenberg

Brussels, Nov 25 (EFE).- Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Friday said that Ukraine was facing “a horrific start to the winter” as Russia continues its missile attack on the country’s civilian energy infrastructure.

In a press conference ahead of a meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Bucharest, Stoltenberg said Russia’s Vladimir Putin was “failing in Ukraine.”

He added: “And he is responding with more brutality.

“Waves of deliberate missile attacks on cities and civilian infrastructure. Depriving Ukrainians of heat, light, and food.”

In his speech, Nato’s chief recognized that “these are also tough times for the rest of Europe, and around the world, with rising energy and food prices.

“We are all paying a price for Russia’s war against Ukraine, but the price we pay is in money, while the price Ukrainians pay is in blood. And if we let Putin win, all of us will pay a much higher price, for many years to come,” he added.

He warned that if Putin and “other authoritarian leaders see that force is rewarded, they will use force again to achieve their goals,” which would “make our world more dangerous.”

He said he is expecting foreign ministers “to step up non-lethal support” to Ukraine, which until now has consisted in “delivering fuel, medical supplies, winter equipment, as well as drone jammers.”EFE


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