NATO Secretary General indicates that Putin’s mobilization announcement shows that the war is not going “in accordance” with the Russian leader’s plans.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg criticized, this Wednesday, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, for using “dangerous and reckless” nuclear rhetoric and considered that the military mobilization announced by the Russian leader will lead to an escalation of the conflict.
In an interview with Reuters, Stoltenberg said Vladimir Putin’s decision to call up reservists to fight in Ukraine was not a surprise and demonstrates “that the war is not going according to his plans”. For the NATO leader, it is clear that the Russian president made “a major miscalculation”.
Regarding the use of nuclear weapons, a threat left by Russia, Stoltenberg said that NATO will ensure that there are no “misunderstandings” in Moscow.
“We’re going to make sure there’s no misunderstandings in Moscow about how we’re going to react. Of course, it depends on the type of situation or what kind of weapons they can use. The most important thing is to prevent that from happening and that’s why we were so clear in our communications with Russia about the unprecedented consequences,” Stoltenberg said.
It is recalled that Putin announced, this Wednesday, a “partial mobilization” of the country’s citizens in a message addressed to the nation.
The measure, which is already in force, is justified by the need to defend Russia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Source: With Agencies