NATO: Ukraine is facing difficult months … Russia should not be underestimated

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltberg said on Monday that the coming months will be “difficult” for Ukraine and that Russia’s military capability should not be underestimated.

“The next few months will be difficult. (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s goal is to leave Ukraine cold and dark this winter. We must not make the mistake of underestimating Russia,” Stoltenberg said after meeting with foreign ministers. and Dutch defense.

Stoltenberg also said it was up to Ukraine to decide acceptable conditions for negotiations to end the war, adding that NATO’s role was to support Kiev.

“Ukraine has to decide what conditions are acceptable. We have to support it,” he added.

He continued: “We must not make the mistake of underestimating Russia. They still control a large part of Ukraine. What we need to do is support Ukraine.”

Atomic energy condemns Russia’s actions

In another context, the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to call on Russia to stop all actions against Ukrainian nuclear plants, including Zaporizhia, according to a draft seen today by Reuters, for what will be the Council’s third decision. of the War Agency governors in Ukraine.

The text, which Canada circulated to other countries on the 35-nation IAEA Board of Governors ahead of a meeting later this week, stated that the council “calls on the Russian Federation to end its unsubstantiated claims about ownership. of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and withdraw its army and other crews from the plant. ” Immediately stop all actions against the control panel, thearea surrounding or any other nuclear structure in Ukraine”.

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