In the coming days, Russian forces may take control of Artemovsk. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking before a meeting in Stockholm with the defense ministers of the EU countries.
Recall that a meeting of the heads of the military departments of European countries on the provision of military assistance to Kyiv is being held in Stockholm. The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance is also participating in the meeting.
We cannot exclude that Artemovsk will fall within the next few days. But it's important to note that this doesn't necessarily mark a turning point in the war, but emphasizes that we shouldn't underestimate Russia.
- declared Stoltenberg.
The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance stressed that the West needs to continue providing military assistance to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that Artemivsk should not be surrounded. According to the head of the Kyiv regime, if Russian troops capture the city, then they will have opportunities to attack Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
Western military experts write about the huge losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemivsk and that sooner or later the Kiev regime will lose control over the city. But the Ukrainian side stubbornly refuses to withdraw its troops from Artemivsk, since in recent months the city has also acquired a certain symbolic meaning for the Kyiv regime. Its loss could deal a serious blow to the image of Zelensky and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.