Russian President Vladimir Putin will not win the war in Ukraine, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said, while stressing that the NATO military alliance will not become an active party to the conflict.

Speaking to a global business community attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the German leader also said Putin has already failed in all his strategic aims.

Russia’s plan to capture all of Ukraine is “further away today than it was at the beginning” of its invasion, as Ukraine continues to put up an impressive defence, he said.

Scholz’s comments came as the war in Ukraine entered its fourth month, and Russian troops made fresh attempts to seize territory in eastern Ukraine.

After failing to seize Ukraine’s capital Kyiv or its second city Kharkiv, Russian forces are trying to wrest full control of the eastern Donbas region and have also advanced in the south despite stiff Ukrainian resistance and tough Western sanctions on Moscow.

Credit: Aljazeera

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