North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, has predicted that the war in Ukraine could last “for years” amid the ongoing conflict between the country and Russia.
Stoltenberg disclosed this in an interview published on Sunday by German daily newspaper Bild while reiterating calls for Western countries to provide long-term support to Kyiv.
“We must be prepared for this to last for years,” Stoltenberg said.
“We must not weaken in our support of Ukraine, even if the costs are high — not only in terms of military support but also because of rising energy and food prices.”
Stoltenberg said that the food and fuel costs are nothing compared to the one paid daily by Ukrainians on the frontline, warning that “we would have to pay an even greater price” if Russian President Vladimir Putin were to achieve Moscow’s goals in Ukraine.
Ukraine and Russia have been fighting for over three months and several casualties have already been recorded.