North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) chief Jens Stoltenberg recently warned that the West must prepare for a “long war in Ukraine,” while declaring that there is “no doubt” Ukraine will eventually join the alliance.
It appears Stoltenberg is unaware that if Ukraine joins NATO, a third world war may ensue. In October 2022, top officials of the Russian government warned that if Ukraine is admitted into the U.S.-led alliance, World War III would become a reality, Reuters reported.
During an interview with the German Funke media group, Stoltenberg put an end to rumors that the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine would be coming to an end soon.
“Most wars last longer than expected when they first begin,” Stoltenberg said, per France24. “Therefore we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.”
“We are all wishing for a quick peace,” the NATO Secretary General added. “But at the same time, we must recognize: if President Zelensky and the Ukrainians stop fighting, their country will no longer exist. If President Putin and Russia lay down their weapons, we will have peace.”
The head of NATO called on Ukrainians to prepare for a long war
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO is committed to a "quick peace" in Ukraine. At the same time, he called for preparations for a long war.
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Stoltenberg’s comments come ahead of a planned visit to Washington, D.C., from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who will once again meet with President Joe Biden and members of Congress to ask for additional military aid, despite having already received billions of dollars from America in the form of such aid.
The last time Zelenskyy arrived in the U.S. was in December 2022, when he gave a speech before Congress, asking for more money. The Ukrainian president said that he understands the U.S.’s money “is not charity,” but it seems that he doesn’t understand that fact at all, considering that he’s always coming back and asking for billions of dollars.
“Your money is not charity,” he said in December 2022. “It’s an investment in the global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way.”
Despite being in record-high inflation and having the largest national debt in history, Congress is actively considering, at the behest of the Biden administration, providing Ukraine with $24 million in military aid, which comes on top of the $13 billion that the U.S. has already provided Ukraine with.
On top of this additional aid and the prediction of a long, exhausting war between Russia and Ukraine, Stoltenberg claimed that “there is no doubt Ukraine will eventually be in NATO.”
In 2022, NATO leaders agreed that Ukraine could potentially become a member of their military alliance.
Ukraine’s government has rejected any suggestion for peace, even from NATO officials, to allocate some of its territory to Russia in exchange for a peace deal with Moscow and NATO membership, according to Breitbart News.