US delay in military aid has created serious problems in Ukraine – NATO SG

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

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# 03 April 2024 14:48 (UTC +04:00)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the situation on the battlefield is serious in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General told journalists before the meeting of the heads of foreign ministries of the Alliance, APA reports.

He said it is not expected that the final decision will be made during the discussions at the meeting of the heads of the MFA today and tomorrow regarding the long-term aid to Ukraine. “I hope that we will be able to achieve advancement in the direction of the consensus and reach an agreement until the Washington summit. The reason is the situation on the battlefields in Ukraine. The situation is serious, we see the pressure put by Russia on Ukraine. We see how they are trying to succeed in the war by waiting for us to step aside. Therefore, we should send a signal by providing practical and financial aid and let them know that we will be there to end this war.”

"We observe how Russia adjusts its economy to the war conditions. We saw how Russia is ready to pay a heavy price from the number of people and the equipment standpoint, does not respect human life, and all of these explains why the situation is difficult in the battlefield,” Jens Stoltenberg noted.

NATO Secretary General has touched upon the delay in confirming military aid to Ukraine at the U.S. House of Representatives. He underscored that delaying this aid by the United States does not bring good results, the problem arises in the need for weapons and ammunition for the Ukrainian forces: "It is also in the security interest of the United States to support Ukraine and not allow Putin to win in Ukraine, because otherwise, these authoritarian powers may encourage Beijing to violate international law and use force to realize its wishes".