NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured this Thursday that the Ukrainian army “gradually gaining ground” in front of the Russian troops who are stationed in the country since the beginning of the invasion in February 2022 and has highlighted the importance of cooperation between the European Union and the Atlantic Alliance to end the war.
He said so in a speech to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, calling for his support for Ukraine to “continue”. “It’s tough fighting, but they were able to break through the Russian defenses and that shows the importance of our help and our willingness to continue supporting them.‘ he claimed.
Stoltenberg, who emphasized that both institutions are different, but “They have a lot in common‘, stressed that ‘The war in Ukraine made this cooperation even more important“. “It’s the most brutal war we’ve ever seen, the biggest war we have seen in Europe since World War II and that makes it even more important that we are together,” he said.
He has also claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin “Two big strategic mistakes” within the framework of the armed conflict. “The first was, of course underestimate the Ukrainians; his strength, his commitment the leadership of its leaders and its armed forces.
The second was underestimating us. We underestimate our will, our commitment” He explained before qualifying that it was something ‘unprecedented’.