The organization’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also proposed assessing increases in military spending in member states.
“If Ukrainians stop fighting, Ukraine will cease to exist,” he said. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg convinced that the duration of the war in Ukraine would be much longer than “no one could predict.”
“Most wars last longer than you think when they start. That’s why, “We must prepare for a long war in Ukraine.” a representative of the military alliance told German media Funke.
According to Stoltenberg, the only path to peace is for Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop attacking Ukraine.In his statement he asserted that Ukraine cannot stop resisting and repelling Moscow’s attacks and there will be Western support during this process.
“After peace, Ukraine will need security and there is no doubt that it will become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),” he added.
NATO to assess increased military spending
NATO leaders also called for Evaluate increases in military spending It is currently set at 2% of each country’s GDP.
“During the Cold War, when Willy Brandt and Konrad Adenauer were in power, defense spending was about 4% of GDP. “We were able to achieve it then, and we still have to achieve it now. ” he said.
But Germany, Europe’s leading economy and one of the military bloc’s key allies, has yet to meet the 2% target recalled by Stoltenberg.
“For NATO, it is important that the most populous European member state achieves its goals. “2% of a big pie is more than 2% of a small pie,” he said.