Russian forces have regained the initiative in Ukraine and have intensified their major offensive in the Lugansk province.
The pace of Russian attacks along the Svatove-Kreminna line, in the western Lugansk province, has increased markedly in the past week.
NATO Secretary General’s Warning
Faced with this situation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned: “We have to be prepared for a long road and stay with Ukraine for as long as necessary; if President Putin wins in Ukraine it will be a tragedy for Ukrainians but also dangerous because it will send authoritarian leaders the message that when they use force they can achieve their goals and that will make the world more dangerous and more vulnerable.”
The UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs has stated that in Ukraine “the prospects for a negotiated solution appear dim as long as the current military logic prevails.”
Separately, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters addressed the Security Council at Russia’s request.
Roger Waters delivered a double condemnation when he declared: “The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation was illegal, I condemn it in the strongest possible way, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine was not without provocation, therefore I also condemn provocateurs in the strongest possible way.”
In another order of things, the recruitment of prisoners by the private military company Wagner “has completely ceased”, according to what its founder, Prigozhin, literally said, in response to a request published on social networks by a Russian media outlet. .
Source: Euronews Español