"Not like in a Hollywood movie": President of Latvia names three factors that could make Russia think about ending the war in Ukraine
Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs named three factors that will make the Kremlin think about ending the war. He also noted that the war of attrition is currently underway and Russia hopes that Western partner countries will get tired of supporting Ukraine.
Rinkēvičs said this in an interview with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. He also emphasized that events in Ukraine cannot unfold as quickly as in a Hollywood movie, "where all the events last two hours and the conflict is resolved in 20 minutes."
"It seems that Russia's strategy now is to simply continue the war in the hope that we will all get tired," the Latvian president said.
The Latvian President noted that Western countries should continue to support Ukraine with everything they can, as well as take care of their own defense capabilities. Edgars Rinkēvičs also named three factors that could make the authorities in Moscow think about ending the war.
"First, it is the realization that the West is ready to support Ukraine regardless of any particular turn of events. I think Putin realizes that he will not be able to withstand the combined economic potential of the United States, Canada and the EU," Rinkēvičs said.
Secondly, the Latvian president believes that Western allies should show an increase in their defense production in order to have enough weapons to support Ukraine and replenish their own reserves.
Thirdly, Ukraine must make significant progress on the battlefield, which will demonstrate to Russia that all dreams of recapturing the territories already liberated by Ukraine are in vain.
As a reminder, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said that Ukraine urgently needs long-range weapons to fight the Russian occupiers. He emphasized that the whole world needs Ukraine's victory.
Earlier it was reported that France intends to continue to provide military support to Ukraine. This issue also includes consideration of the possibility of "joint production and purchase" of weapons. To date, more than seven thousand Ukrainian military personnel have received training and instruction from France.