NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the war in Ukraine could drag on for years, Reuters reported on June 19.
According to Stoltenberg, if Ukraine is supplied with modern weapons, it has a decent chance of liberating the Donbas from Russian occupation.
“We must not let up in supporting Ukraine,” he said.
“Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices.”
A further security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to emerge from the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain. It would allow Kyiv to transition its armed forces away from using old Soviet-era equipment, and start using modern NATO armaments.
In an article for UK newspaper The Times, UK PM Boris Johnson warned that democratic countries should be prepared to support Ukraine throughout a prolonged war.
Johnson said that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin cannot be allowed to keep the Ukrainian territories Russia has managed to occupy so far. He added that the world won’t be safe, as Putin won’t stop his conquests in just Ukraine.