Author: Hans Petter Midttun

In a recent statement, Ukraine has clearly defined what victory means in the ongoing conflict. While President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that Ukraine’s victory relies on support from the West, there are differing perspectives on what this victory entails. While the West sees denying Russia full occupation of Ukraine as a victory, some US officials believe that Ukraine’s alignment with NATO and Europe is a significant step towards winning. However, the slow and limited inflow of defense aid from the US and Europe has hindered Ukraine’s ability to achieve victory effectively. Despite the ongoing conflict and Russian aggression, Ukraine continues to…

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Recent NATO reports show that a record number of member countries are meeting defense spending targets, with 23 out of 32 nations hitting the mark. Concerns over Russia’s activities in Europe, including sabotage and cyber interference, have led to a renewed focus on strengthening NATO’s capabilities. The growing threat Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has warned of a looming conflict in Europe, and experts believe a military confrontation with Russia could happen within the next few years. NATO members have been slow to meet the 2 percent defense spending guideline, resulting in a significant backlog that impairs their ability to…

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