NATO must prepare to provide Ukraine with long-term support, and the war could drag on for a long time because Russia has no intention of giving it up. This is the scenario that Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, explained in an interview with the BBC. “We must provide support to Ukraine now, including military support, because this is the only way to get Russia to sit at the table and negotiate in good faith and respect Ukraine as an independent and sovereign state in Europe,” she said. Lyrics.
In September 2022, President Vladimir Putin initiated a partial mobilization, setting the stage for a protracted conflict. “Ukraine’s armed forces have been stalemated for months, but we know equally well that Russia has mobilized far too many men and many are being trained at the moment. All this – says Stoltenberg – suggests that Russia is ready to continue the war and also to try to wage war. New attack.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is taking stock of his usual Telegram message. “45 Shahed drones were shot down on the first night of the year,” Zelensky says, praising the Air Force and the Ground Forces. The Russian terrorists were pathetic, they started the new year in the usual way. Our sense of loneliness, authenticity, life itself – all this contrasts sharply with the fear that prevails in Russia. They are afraid, you feel. And they are right to be afraid. Because they lose. Drones, missiles, and anything else won’t help them. Because we are united, and they are together only through fear.”
Kyiv notes that Russia, also due to sanctions, has begun to change tactics for bombing Ukraine, combining different types of weapons: it uses Iranian drones, old missiles, high-precision ballistic missiles, and redesigned S-300s in different configurations. “We see the impact of economic sanctions on the Russian Federation. They are trying to get around the sanctions, bring in components, but it’s not easy,” explained the representative of the Main Directorate to “Ukrainska Pravda”. According to ‘Ukrainska Pravda’ intelligence reports of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Vadym Skipetsky.
Skibitsky noted that the Russians now lack Iskander ballistic missiles: the number of Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles launched is decreasing. He added that the enemy began to suffer from a shortage of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).
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