NATO chief confident Alliance will reach agreement on Ukraine military support fund by July

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General

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# 06 April 2024 20:01 (UTC +04:00)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that by July, when the Alliance's summit is held in Washington, the bloc's allies will have agreed to establish a new multi-year fund to assist Ukraine, said Stoltenberg in an interview with BBC, APA reports.

The interview announcement says that the NATO Secretary General expressed confidence that the Allies will reach a long-term agreement on Ukraine's financing by July, though some countries have expressed doubts this week.

"Even if we believe and hope that the war will end in the near future, we need to support Ukraine for many years, to build their defences to deter future aggression," Stoltenberg said.

According to him, military support is critical for expelling Russian troops from Ukraine and forcing Russian President Vladimir Putin to abandon his occupation objectives.