NATO’s general secretary has told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Ukraine needs weapons, and they need them “today.”
Jens Stoltenberg said that Ukraine needs a “significant increase” in weapons as the country are at a pivotal moment in the war with Russia.
Stoltenberg said the support in supplying Ukraine with more weapons is the only route to negotiating a peaceful solution with Moscow and Vladimir Putin.
Stoltenberg said, “President Putin has shown no sign of preparing for peace and therefore he must realise he cannot win on battlefield.
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“This is a pivotal moment in the war and the need for a significant increase in support for Ukraine.
“If we want a negotiated peaceful solution tomorrow, we need to provide more weapons today.”
On Monday Stoltenberg said that NATO will send “more heavy warfare equipment” as the war in Ukraine is entering a “decisive phase,” which is a direct threat to Moscow. NATO’s general secretary, Stoltenberg told reporters in Germany, “The recent pledges for heavy warfare equipment are important – and I expect more in the near future.
“We are in a decisive phase of the war. We are experiencing fierce fighting.
“Therefore, it is important that we provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs to win – and to continue as an independent nation.”
Moscow has warned that if the West continues with their policy of sending weaponry to Ukraine, then Europe could be “dragged into a war.”
Victor Medvedchuk who is a close ally of Putin warned this week of the possibility of a nuclear war breaking out in Europe, he added that he sees only two ways out of the war in Ukraine.
In an article for Izvestia, a daily broadsheet newspaper Medvedchuk said, “It is no longer Europe that teaches Ukraine politics, but Ukraine teaches Europe how to achieve economic decline and poverty with the help of a policy of hatred and intransigence.”
Medvedchuk added, “If Europe continues to continue this policy, it will be dragged into a war, possibly into a nuclear one.”
Putin’s ally gave the biggest threat Europe, and the West has had to date, warning there’s only two ways out of the current war, one if which is a “nuclear conflict.”
Medvedchuk said, “And now there are only two ways out: to slide into a world war and a nuclear conflict, or to start the process of detente again, for which it is necessary to take into account the interests of all parties.
“But for this, it is necessary to recognise politically that Russia has interests, that they must be taken into account in the construction of a new detente.
“But if the world political system is not capable of elementary decency, blinded by pride and its own mercantile interests, then even more difficult times await us.”
Moscow has previously warned that London will face “retaliatory measures” and Moscow “will not forget” Britain’s support for Ukraine as the world is now many steps closer to World War Three.
The Kremlin warned that Russia will not forget the “supply of British weapons to the Kyiv regime” which leaves Russia with no choice “but to take proportionately tough retaliatory measures,” as “London has made a final choice of open confrontation with Russia.”