During his remarks, he said Russia’s recent attacks on civilian targets were “a sign of weakness. Because the reality is that they’re not able to make progress on the battlefield. Russia is actually losing the battlefield. They are giving up territory because they don’t have the capabilities to stop the Ukrainian forces making advances.” [firefly_poll] U.S. ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith agreed, saying, “ President Putin is failing to meet his strategic objectives on the ground, and this has been a reoccurring theme for him personally since this war started,” according to the Daily Mail. During his comments, Stoltenberg said NATO “will also address the protection of our critical infrastructure.” He said that “following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, we have further enhanced our vigilance across all domains. We have doubled our presence in the Baltic and North Seas to over 30 ships supported by maritime patrol aircraft and undersea capabilities.” “Any deliberate attack against Allies’ critical infrastructure would be met with a united and determined response,” he continued. Stoltenberg’s comments came the day after German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said NATO member Germany was sending four air defense systems to Ukraine, within days, according to Reuters.
A woman’s apartment was destroyed when a Russian missile flew into it.Ukrainians are aware that this can happen to any apartment anywhere in Ukraine – we are at war with a terrorist. 📹: Green Property/Facebook pic.twitter.com/salHFYkDBj — Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) October 11, 2022
“The renewed missile fire on Kyiv and the many other cities show how important it is to supply Ukraine with air defense systems quickly,” Lambrecht said in a statement. “Russia’s attacks with missiles and drones terrorize the civilian population in particular. That is why we are now providing support, especially with air defense weapons.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Germans say the first IRIS-T air defense system is in Ukraine now https://t.co/8WMbuOMupl— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) October 11, 2022