Ukraine must prepare for an even more ferocious Russian offensive in the coming weeks, NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on May 7.
“We have to get ready for the Russian offensive with more cruelty, more casualties, and more destruction of critical infrastructure and residential areas,” said Stoltenberg.
According to him, the current pace of the Russian advances in the Donbas remains muted, thanks to the expertly executed Ukrainian defense of the region.
“We can see a stark contrast between Russian and Ukrainian troops: Ukrainians know what they’re fighting for, and they fight with courage,” added the official.
“Russian troops, meanwhile, are hampered by inept commanders and low morale; many of them have no idea what they are fighting for.”