NATO countries have delivered $70 billion in military aid to Ukraine to continue fighting against the Russian Invasion, Said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday.
The alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a news conference in Brussels on Monday that NATO countries have delivered $70 billion in military aid to Ukraine. They are currently developing a long-term program of military support.
“Allies have delivered 65 billion euros of military aid. Moreover, I welcome that modern battle tanks and other armoured vehicles have started to arrive in Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a NATO foreign ministers meeting slated for April 4-5. “We will discuss how we can increase our support by strengthening Ukraine’s armed forces and supporting their transition from Soviet-era to NATO equipment and doctrine. So I expect ministers to agree to start developing a multi-year program for Ukraine,” he added.
According to Stoltenberg, NATO supports Kyiv ” for the long haul.” This can make “a real difference” in the battlefield and “allow the Ukrainian forces to liberate more territory,” he added.
He added, “We cannot allow Russia to continue to chip away at European security; there are no signs that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is preparing for peace. He is preparing for more war.”
Putin’s invasion in February 2022 had some significant adverse effects. As a result, NATO expanded the number of troops and weapons it stationed in the countries of its allies in Eastern Europe, and it also convinced Sweden and Finland to give up their neutrality and apply for NATO membership.
However, the escalation shows no horizon for peace and negotiation as the alliance is gearing up to send more equipment and support to Ukraine to continue fighting with Russia.