Europe is in “the most dangerous situation since World War II”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that Europe is experiencing its most dangerous moment since World War II due to the war in Ukraine.

“We must not scare or exaggerate, but we must make it clear that we are living through the most dangerous situation in Europe since World War II,” Stoltenberg said at the opening of the Young Labor summer camp in Utøya, Norway.

The former Norwegian prime minister also considered that a Russian victory would cause greater instability in global security and said that Moscow’s military intervention is an attack on the current world order.

Russian President Vladimir “Putin thinks, in his confused head, that he can decide what Ukraine should do. He has no right to decide what the former Soviet republics should do. If he does to an Atlantic Alliance country what he did to Ukraine , all of NATO will be mobilized at that moment,” he guaranteed.

The island of Utøya was the scene, on July 11, 2011, of a massacre committed by the Norwegian far-rightist Anders Behring Breivik, in which 69 people died.

Breivik also planted a car bomb in the Oslo government compound, killing eight.

He then went to Utøya, where the annual youth labor camp was taking place, where he executed, for more than an hour, those he considered defenders of multiculturalism and a threat to Norway.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine has already caused almost 17 million people to flee their homes -more than six million internally displaced persons and more than ten million to neighboring countries-, according to the most recent data. of the UN, which places this refugee crisis as the worst in Europe II World War II (1939-1945).

The Russian invasion -justified by Vladimir Putin with the need to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine for Russia’s security- was condemned by the generality of the international community, which is responding by sending weapons to Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia that affect practically all sectors. , from banking to energy and sports.

The UN has already confirmed the death of more than 5,300 civilians killed and more than 7,200 wounded in the war, stressing that the real figures should be much higher, but that they will only be known when there is access to the occupied areas or under intense fighting.

Source: TSF