“The EU must maintain support for Kiev. We cannot allow President Putin to win. Ukraine must prevail as a sovereign and independent nation in Europe and it is in our interest to support it.” This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , in a press point upon his arrival at the EU Defense Council in Brussels. “I expect – he added – that the meeting will also address the situation in Ukraine. The intense fighting continues, the situation on the field is difficult, and this makes it even more It is important to sustain and intensify our support for Ukraine because we cannot allow Putin to win.” (ALL GKI UPDATES LIVE).
Putin doesn’t seem to want to negotiate
“Wars are unpredictable, no one can say how and when it (the war in Ukraine) will end. What we can say is that the probability of an acceptable negotiation increases the more military support we provide to Ukraine, because so far we have not seen any real willingness from Putin to negotiate something acceptable to Ukraine. So the only way to get there is to convince President Putin that he will not win on the battlefield,” Stoltenberg continued. “And the only way to get there is to strengthen the capacity to provide support. So if you want to negotiate a solution, the way to achieve it is to support Ukraine,” he reiterated.