Director of the Center for Military-Political Studies at MGIMO Alexey Podberezkin commented in a conversation with RT on the words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the alliance countries must ensure uninterrupted supplies of weapons to Ukraine, as well as the country’s admission to the bloc.
“The reserves that the United States had have virtually dried up. It’s the same in Europe. When Stoltenberg talks about the need to organize constant supplies, this only means one thing: it is necessary to establish ammunition production somewhere. This establishment will take from one and a half to three years. This is Stoltenberg’s next “crow” in conditions when Ukraine has nothing left to give,” the expert emphasized.
The analyst also noted that weapons and equipment were leaving Ukraine for the Middle East, including Hamas and many other organizations.
“Because in Ukraine they didn’t bother about who bought from them, there was never strict control over the supply of weapons and military equipment. Therefore, those who will now fight in the Middle East (and there the conflict is not limited to Israel and Hamas), other groups will actively participate there, which largely live off Ukrainian weapons,” the specialist explained.
In his opinion, no one supplied any more weapons there in circumvention of UN sanctions.
“And the Ukrainians became famous for the fact that they simply stole what they had, they openly stole, and secondly, they did not bother with international obligations. It turns out to be a paradox: Ukraine has nothing to fight with, and yet what is there flows to the Middle East,” concluded RT’s interlocutor.
Earlier, Stoltenberg said that NATO needs to establish a constant flow of weapons to Ukraine.
According to him, the West is not seeing signs of the end of the conflict, so the Ukrainian Armed Forces must receive weapons “constantly and continuously.” In addition, the Secretary General stated the need to “create long-term conditions to ensure that history does not repeat itself.”