NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared on Sunday that in spite of wanting “quick peace,” the West should prepare for “a long war.” The West has conceded that Ukraine’s offensive against Russia is not likely to succeed.
That means more war propaganda will be administered and more money and equipment will be sent to Ukraine. The rulers are going to tell us that this will quicken the pace of the war, but we know by now it won’t. It’ll only prolong it and make the outcomes for those in Ukraine and Russia much worse.
According to a report by RT, while Stoltenberg insisted that he still supports President Vladimir Zelensky’s goal of a military victory over Russia, he says it’ll be long and drawn out. “Most wars last longer than expected when they first begin,” Stoltenberg said in an interview with Germany’s Funke media group. “Therefore we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.”
“We are all wishing for a quick peace,” Stoltenberg said. “But at the same time, we must recognize: if President Zelensky and the Ukrainians stop fighting, their country will no longer exist. If President Putin and Russia lay down their weapons, we will have peace.”
Even though Ukraine is suffering a high attrition rate (some units have lost 90% of their manpower) Stoltenberg is pushing for a “military solution” and not a diplomatic one.
Russia maintains that it is open to a diplomatic solution to the conflict, but that any peace deal would have to take into account the “new territorial reality” – that Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, Zaporozhye, and Crimea will never be ceded back to Ukraine. Furthermore, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said negotiations would be held “not with Zelensky, who is a puppet in the hands of the West, but directly with his masters.”