NATO Chief: Russian Victory in Ukraine Would Be "Greatest Risk" to Global Security

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.10 - 2024 7:38 AM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is concerned about the outcome.

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The war in Ukraine continues to escalate, with a recent attack on Kyiv leaving the capital in disarray and adding new names to the long list of fatalities.

NATO has announced that the organization sees Russia's potential victory in Ukraine as its "biggest cost and the greatest risk."

According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the outcome of the conflict will have a major influence on global security for decades.

"The biggest cost and the greatest risk will be if Russia wins in Ukraine. We cannot let that happen," Stoltenberg said at the opening of this year's NATO summit, as reported by TASS.

He argued that a Russian victory would encourage authoritarian leaders in Iran, North Korea, and China, all of whom support Russia and wish for NATO’s failure.

Following this statement, Stoltenberg urged all NATO members to increase their support for Ukraine.

However, he did not mention any prospects for Ukraine’s membership in the alliance.