NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assessed that a quick end to the war in Ukraine should not be expected. Peace will come when Russia puts down its weapons, but if the Ukrainians surrender, their country will cease to exist, Stoltenberg said in an interview for the German media group Funke.
– Most wars lasted longer than expected when they began. We must therefore prepare for a long war in Ukraine, Stoltenberg said. – We all want quick peace, but at the same time we must admit that if President (Volodymyr) Zelensky and Ukrainians stop fighting, their country will cease to exist – added the NATO chief.
According to him, peace will come when Vladimir Putin and Russia put down their weapons. Stoltenberg also assessed that after the end of the war, guarantees will be needed for Ukraine, otherwise “history may repeat itself.”