London: As the Russo-Ukraine War enters its 46th day, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) begins working on a plan for a permanent military presence on its border in an effort to fight a future Russian invasion, British media told. The Telegraph quoted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as reporting that NATO was “in the midst of a very fundamental change” that would reflect the “long-term consequences” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions.
“What we are seeing now is a new reality, a new normal for European security. Therefore, we have now asked our military commanders to provide the option of what we call RESET, a long-term adaptation of NATO,” Stoltenberg said in an interview with the newspaper. Stoltenberg told the newspaper that a decision on the reset would be taken at the NATO summit in Madrid in June.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II and prompted Western countries to rethink their defense policies.
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Meanwhile, a day after a missile attack on a train station killed at least 52 people and injured more than 100, civil evacuations proceeded on Saturday in a patch of war-torn eastern Ukraine, where thousands more than expected from an expected Russian attack. asked to leave earlier.
In the wake of the attack in Kramatorsk, several European leaders attempted to show solidarity with Ukraine, with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehmer and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visiting Kyiv – the capital city that Russia failed to capture and where it had been a few days earlier. The soldiers withdrew. Johnson suddenly met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he promised new military aid, including 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems.
Despite Russian attacks on civilians, Zelensky said on Saturday he was determined to press for peace. He also renewed his plea for more weapons ahead of the expected surge in fighting in the east of the country.
“No one wants to interact with the person or the people who have oppressed this country. This is all understandable. And as a man, as a father, I understand that very well,” Zelensky said in an interview with The Associated Press. But “we don’t want to lose the opportunities, if we have them, for a diplomatic solution,” he said.
“We have to fight, but fight for life. You can’t fight dust when there is nothing and there are no people. That’s why it’s important to stop this war,” Zelensky said.