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NATO chief warns against underestimating Russia

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Bucharest, Romania, November 30, 2022. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday it would be dangerous to underestimate Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions amid the war in Ukraine.

“They have shown a great willingness to tolerate losses and suffering,” Stoltenberg told a business conference in Norway.

“We have no indication that President Putin has changed his plans and goals in Ukraine. So it’s dangerous to underestimate Russia.”