Geoana: Putin Is Preparing for a Long War

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Russia’s actions worry NATO. The allies, together with their partners, are preparing for Friday’s Ramstein format meeting. The main question is whether Germany will supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 heavy tanks. In Brussels, representatives of the organization and participating countries assessed the latest events in Ukraine, including the crash of a helicopter carrying the head of the Interior Ministry from Kyiv, writes “President Putin is preparing for a long war. He has already mobilized more than 200,000 people who are now being trained, has increased military production, and is seeking weapons from other authoritarian regimes, including Iran. But most importantly, we have no indication that his plans have changed!” said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana. “Eighteen people, including three members of Ukraine’s government and several children, were killed in a helicopter crash in Brovary, Kyiv region. Many others were injured. Even if the causes of the incident are unknown, it is very clear that this war brings a lot of destruction and a lot of pain. The war could end today if President Putin decides to stop!” said Admiral Rob Bauer, head of the NATO Military Committee.