NATO has warned that the West cannot allow Vladimir Putin to win in Ukraine as this will be “dangerous for our own security and for the whole world.”
NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference that if Ukraine loses then this will prove that “aggression works and force is rewarded.”
Putin said in his speech on Tuesday that the West started the war in Ukraine, Stoltenberg debunked this and accused Russia as the “aggressor” and Kyiv is a “victim of Russian aggression” and he insisted the West is supporting its “self-defence.”
The general secretary said, “It is President Putin who started this imperial war of conquest and it is Putin who keeps escalating the war,” he said.
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“He thought he could destroy Ukraine and divide us, but he underestimated the determination of Ukrainian people to defend their homeland and our unity.”
Stoltenberg said that Putin is not wanting peace and warned that the Russian leader is “preparing for more war.”
He then warned that China are planning to support Moscow as they are poised to supply Russia with “lethal weapons” and that Putin is also turning to North Korea and Iran for help with weaponry which is being used daily in Ukraine.
A defence expert said that Putin “really went for it” in his speech and the Russia leader left “no chink of diplomatic elbow room” for negotiations.
Defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke said that Putting believes the so called “special military operation” in Ukraine is “actually part of a war that the West is waging against Russia to destroy it.”
Professor Clarke told Sky News, “Putin said Russia has tried to negotiate, but the West has always got a secret agenda.
“For him, this is the beginning of a third world war.”
The Russian people are making huge sacrifices as Putin’s invasion has not gone to plan in they way he believed it might.
Professor Clarke added, “Those sacrifices can only be justified if the war is about something bigger than Ukraine, and so it’s a war for survival.
“We’ve heard all this before, but you put it all together in a fairly coherent narrative, and it leaves no room whatsoever for discussion.”