Europeans are about to face numerous hardships due to the Ukraine conflict, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Germany’s Welt an Sonntag newspaper on Sunday. He claimed that these hard times are due to rising food prices and shortages of energy while blaming it all on the war in Ukraine.
He insisted that the members of NATO, the US-led military bloc, and their allies should boost their efforts to bolster Ukrainian forces and keep the fighting going. Meaning he wants more stolen from the
taxpayers slaves to make sure Ukraine can stay in the war, according to a report by RT.
In his comments, Stoltenberg admitted that the slaves
citizens of Western countries are being negatively affected by the conflict in Ukraine. “Rising food and energy bills mean hard times for many households in Europe,” he said, adding, however, that those affected “should remember that the people of Ukraine pay with their blood every day.”
The NATO chief also noted that the West could “strengthen Ukraine’s position at the negotiating table if we provide military support to the country.” “The best way to support peace is to support Ukraine,” he stated. He also praised Germany for the weapons it is sending to Kyiv, claiming that they “save lives.”
Stoltenberg then accused Russia of trying to use “winter as a weapon” against Ukraine. This statement echoes recent remarks in which he warned that the coming months would be difficult for Kyiv.
Russia started targeting Ukrainian energy facilities in early October after accusing Kiev of attacking its critical infrastructure, including the strategic Crimean Bridge.
Western nations imposed new sweeping sanctions on Russia in the wake of Moscow having launched its military operation in Ukraine. The restrictions led to skyrocketing gas prices, thus fueling the burgeoning energy crisis in the EU. This also came as the bloc announced plans to wean itself off of Russian energy. -RT
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has warned that these policies will lead to “very deplorable consequences” for the European Union, with up to 20 years of deindustrialization ahead. In early October, he also noted that by relying on expensive energy from the US, the bloc is making its economy “less competitive.”