Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged NATO on Tuesday to provide promised military support and equipment at a faster pace, especially air defense systems that would help the country defend against missile strikes and overcome the winter, APA reports citing Tele Trader.
Kuleba stressed that the country currently lacks Patriot anti-air missile systems as well as transformers to secure the energy grid.
Kuleba was joined by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who reiterated that working closely with Ukraine amid Russia's invasion remains the alliance's strategic interest since Moscow's win in the war would make the world a more "dangerous and vulnerable place." Stoltenberg expressed concerns about the latest Russian strikes on Ukrainian cities and critical infrastructure, insisting that President Vladimir Putin continues to "weaponize" winter to win the war.
Stoltenberg and Kuleba spoke to the press following the first day of the North Atlantic Council meeting of foreign ministers in Bucharest. The discussions are taking today and tomorrow in the Romanian capital.