NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (07 December 2022) stressed the importance of continued NATO Allied support to Ukraine as it faces Russia’s war of aggression. Addressing the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom event via video link, Mr Stoltenberg said the conflict would likely enter a quieter phase over winter but that Russia is showing no sign of seeking a peaceful end to the conflict.
“Russia is trying to freeze the conflict” in order to “regroup and launch a bigger offensive later on because Ukraine now has the momentum,” Mr Stoltenberg said. He reiterated that Ukraine would decide on the timing and contents of any negotiation with Russia. “The more we want a peaceful solution, the more urgent it is that we provide military support to Ukraine,” he said. Mr Stoltenberg spoke to the Editor of the Financial Times, Roula Khalaf.