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Russia understands only language of strength, chief of Dutch Army warns

The Ukrainian Academy of leaders on the central square of Amsterdam. Snapshot from video
Russia understands only language of strength, chief of Dutch Army warns

Commander-in-Chief of the Dutch Army, Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen, has stated that the Netherlands must be prepared for a potential war with Russia, PAР has reported.

“We must be genuinely prepared for a possible armed conflict with Russia,” said Wijnen.

According to him, the Netherlands should take the example of countries that border Russia. In the general’s opinion, the population of those states is better prepared for a possible Moscow aggression.

“The Netherlands should not think that they are safe just because we are 1,500 kilometers away from Russia.

Russia understands only one language: strong armed forces,” he said.

He emphasized that “the entire society must be prepared in case something goes wrong.” The general stressed that for citizens, this means having supplies of food and drinking water to survive in emergencies.

Over two months, the Netherlands allocated €550 million in military aid to Ukraine, totaling their support to €2.6 billion, strengthening resistance against Russian aggression.

Dutch aid for Ukraine reaches €2.6 billion

The Netherlands has also delivered a number of critical supplies to Ukraine, including combat vehicles, air defense systems, weaponry, ammunition, and drones. Additionally, Ukraine has received demining gear, field hospitals, tents, various equipment, medical supplies, and spare parts for vehicles and equipment.


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