NATO secretary on German TV: “Russia uses energy as a weapon”. “We are facing a war of attrition, where willpower and logistics will be the key”
The winter will be harsh, and “Europe will pay a price for supporting Ukraine as a result of the sanctions”. Thus the general secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in an interview with the German broadcaster Zdf. A non-accidental intervention released on the television of the eu country – Germany – which is most serving the fear of the risk of a real industrial crisis in the coming winter due to Putin’s gas, but above all a country where the political front supporting the line Atlanticist who holds firm on sanctions against Russia, seems to creak: 5 days ago the statement by Wolfgang Kubicki, vice president of the Bundestag – the German parliament – and of the ruling liberal party, who said “Open the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as soon as possible , to fill our gas storage tanks for the winter “. The risk of a paralysis of the economic engine of Europe opens up an internal front, which the leaders of the Atlantic alliance are obviously keeping an eye on: to avoid a failure on the sanctions against the invasion, because – adds the NATO secretary “Russia uses energy as a weapon “.
The military front: “Putin made a miscalculation” “President Putin made a huge miscalculation. He thought he would win in Ukraine in a matter of days: now we have been at war for six months”, according to Stoltenberg, the conflict at the moment shows a significant Ukrainian counter-offensive: “It was in able to react and recapture areas north of Kiev, and east around Kharkiv, as well as stopping the offensive in the Donbass “, although – admits the number one of the Atlantic alliance” Wars are unpredictable in their nature “. “We are facing a war of attrition, where willpower and logistics will be key”