Ukraine’s success in negotiations with Russia to depend on victories on battlefield, says NATO chief

26 October 2022, 08:01 PM
Jens Stoltenberg (Photo:REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Jens Stoltenberg (Photo:REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Ukraine’s success in possible negotiations with Russia will depend on Kyiv’s strength on the battlefield, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Oct. 26.

Stoltenberg said most wars end at the negotiating table, and the success of Ukraine’s results there would depend entirely on its strength and victories on the battlefield.

According to Stoltenberg, it is the main reason why NATO provides military assistance to Ukraine.

He said that NATO allies were trying to maximize the probability of an acceptable result for Ukraine.

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Stoltenberg added that NATO is ready to continue supporting Ukraine as long as necessary, since it cannot allow Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to defeat Ukraine.

According to the NATO chief, defeat would be a tragedy for Ukrainians and would also make the alliance more vulnerable.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that negotiations between Ukraine and Russia would be impossible while Russia is headed by the dictator Putin.

On Oct. 4, Zelenskyy endorsed a recent decision made by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to outlaw any talks with the Russian dictator.

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