Russia’s war in Ukraine has ‘backfired,’ David Petraeus tells DW
12 May 2022 | 1:43 pm
The retired US army general said rather than advancing Russia's cause, the war in Ukraine was making NATO stronger. He also praised "extraordinary" steps taken by Germany on weapons exports and military spending.
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