The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told a news conference in Brussels that the world is seeing a “scope of war” not “seen in Europe since WWII” which is “dangerous for all of us.”
Stoltenberg said that Vladimir Putin’s war has a “lack of respect for and for the rule of law” who also has “no respect for basic human rights.”
The NATO Secretary-General warned, “What we now see is a brutality on the scale and the scope of war that we haven’t seen in Europe since the Second World War.
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“And this is extremely serious. It’s horrific and of course it causes suffering for the Ukrainian people.
“But it is also dangerous for all of us. And and we see the nature of President Putin’s war, his lack of respect for and for the rule of law, for international rules, and also his lack of respect for basic human rights.”
He added that Moscow was not giving up on its offensive in Ukraine and they have now shifted their focus and are set on taking the Donbas region in the coming weeks.
“We now see a significant movement of (Russian) troops away from Kyiv to regroup, re-arm and re-supply and shift their focus to the east,” Stoltenberg said.
“In the coming weeks, we expect a further Russian push in eastern and southern Ukraine to try to take the entire Donbas and to create a land bridge to occupied Crimea.”