NATO chief displeased with delay of military support to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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# 03 April 2024 14:28 (UTC +04:00)

"In recent days, the Kremlin has launched new major attacks, striking Ukrainian civilians and infrastructure. And Russia continues to press along the frontlines", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of the meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, APA reports.

"So we must stand firm in our support to Ukraine. And I welcome that Allies continue to make major deliveries of weapons, ammunition, and equipment. But Ukraine has urgent needs.
Any delay in providing support has consequences on the battlefield as we speak. So we need to shift the dynamics of our support. We must ensure reliable and predictable security assistance to Ukraine for the long haul. So that we rely less on voluntary contributions and more on NATO commitments. Less on short-term offers and more on multi-year pledges". NATO chief said.

He stated that therefore Ministers will discuss how NATO could assume more responsibility for coordinating military equipment and training for Ukraine anchoring this within a robust NATO framework.

"We will also discuss a multi-year financial commitment to sustain our support," he added.