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Hans Petter Midttun

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Hans Petter Midttun is educated at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, the Norwegian National Defence Command and Staff College and the Norwegian Defense College, as well as education from the Federal Defence Forces of Germany. He has broad international experience from both operations and postings abroad (NATO, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and Ukraine). The service includes seven years in command of frigates and six NATO deployments. Midttun put into operation, tested and verified the operational capabilities of one of the newest frigates in the Norwegian Navy. He served at the Norwegian Joint Headquarters and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) before being posted to Ukraine as the Norwegian Defence Attache (2014-2018). Based on previous experiences, Midttun is presently publishing articles and analytic works on the security situation in and around Ukraine as a private person.
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Will NATO survive the war?

Once the bedrock of European defense, NATO now confronts doubts about its future purpose and relevance after years of under-investment left it unready against Russian aggression.
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Russo-Ukrainian war, day 558: Ukraine chips away at Russia’s southern wall

Ukraine is poised to quicken the pace of its advance in the south after conclusively penetrating Russia's first main line of defense, which the Kremlin had devoted most of its engineering efforts towards fortifying. Russian forces are now reduced to defensive "patches" amid dwindling reserves, but progress remains grueling for Ukrainian troops facing dense minefields.