NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been speaking at a news conference in Brussels.
“What we now see is a brutality on the scale and the scope of war that we haven’t seen in Europe since the Second World War,” he said.
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“And this is extremely serious. It’s horrific and of course it causes suffering for the Ukrainian people.
“But it is also dangerous for all of us. And and we see the nature of President Putin’s war, his lack of respect for and for the rule of law, for international rules, and also his lack of respect for basic human rights.”
He added that Moscow was not giving up on its offensive in Ukraine but will try to refocus on completely taking the Donbas region in the coming weeks.
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“We now see a significant movement of (Russian) troops away from Kyiv to regroup, re-arm and re-supply and shift their focus to the east,” he said.
“In the coming weeks, we expect a further Russian push in eastern and southern Ukraine to try to take the entire Donbas and to create a land bridge to occupied Crimea.”
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