Stoltenberg stressed that the Russian Federation still maintains a significant military potential and has a large number of troops.

Stoltenberg urged not to underestimate the ability of the Russian Federation to continue the war / photo from UNIAN, Sergei Chuzavkov

In the nine months since the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has continued to suffer setbacks at the front. And although Vladimir Putin made strategic mistakes when he attacked Ukraine, do not underestimate the enemy.

As NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated in his speeches At the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Alliance in Madrid, Putin made two big mistakes. He underestimated the courage and will of Ukrainians to fight, as well as the determination of allies and NATO partners to support Ukraine.

“He thought he could win in Ukraine in a matter of days. Nine months later, Russia continues to fail after failure. And the Ukrainians continue to liberate their territory from occupation. Most recently, Kherson,” Stoltenberg stressed.

At the same time, the NATO Secretary General noted that Russia should not be underestimated. According to him, the Russian Federation retains a significant military potential and has a large number of troops.

“Russia is ready to take significant losses. And is ready to inflict terrible suffering on the Ukrainian people. We have seen how drones and missiles strike Ukrainian cities, civilians and critical infrastructure. Therefore, we must be ready to support Ukraine in the long term,” he added .

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