Do not underestimate Russia - NATO's Stoltenberg

STORY: Echoing U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments over the weekend, Stoltenberg said it was up to Ukraine to decide when and how it wanted to negotiate with Russia to end the war.

"They are paying out the highest price in terms of lost lives and damage to the country, so it's for Ukraine to decide what kind of terms that are acceptable for them. It's for us to support them and maximize the likelihood for an acceptable outcome," Stoltenberg said.

The comment came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the newly recaptured southern city of Kherson in what marked Russian President Vladimir Putin's third major setback since the start of the war in February.