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NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

The head of NATO said on Sunday the war in Ukraine could last years and Ukrainian forces faced intensified Russian assaults

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a news conference ahead of the NATO summit at the Alliances headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium (Photo: Reuters)
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: Reuters)

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The head of NATO said on Sunday the war in Ukraine could last years and Ukrainian forces faced intensified Russian assaults after the EU executive recommended that Kyiv should be granted the status of a candidate to join the bloc.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was cited by Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper as saying the supply of state-of-the-art weaponry to Ukrainian troops would increase the chance of liberating the eastern Donbas region from Russian control.

"We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not let up in supporting Ukraine," he said. "Even if the costs are

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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 9:36 AM IST

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