NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that if Russian President Putin prevails in Ukraine, it will not just be bad for the Ukrainians; it will also be perilous for all NATO Allies. The allies have given Ukraine unprecedented assistance, including weapon systems, ammunition, and other capabilities.

At a news conference where US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also spoke, NATO official Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO supports Ukraine with security so that Russian President Putin does not “win” in Ukraine.

Stoltenberg said that by preventing President Putin and Russia from succeeding in Ukraine, NATO is really boosting its own security and fortifying the Alliance, stating that “we don’t allow that kind of behavior close to our own borders.”

The arms and ammunition NATO is supplying to Ukraine are used to stop Russia’s hostile actions against a strong NATO ally and independent sovereign state in Europe, according to the press conference’s transcripts, released on September 9.

The Secretary General of NATO issued an appeal for even more assistance and urged NATO countries to delve further into their stocks and inventories to continue supplying Ukraine with the resources it urgently needs.

At the same time the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said “I think we can say that Ukraine is proceeding in a very deliberate way with a strong plan and, critically, enabled by resources that many of us are providing.”

He further said that he was “absolutely confident” Ukrainians will be successful in fending off Russian aggression as Ukrainians are fighting for their homeland.

Blinken stated that “this is Ukraine’s homeland, not Russia.” People fight for their future and their homeland.

This comes as US President Joe Biden authorized additional security assistance of $675 million in weapons to Ukraine, on September 7, as Ukraine fights to counter Russian aggressions. In addition to that, a meeting of defense ministers from a handful of nations also took place in the German Air Base of Ramstein to discuss training Ukrainian troops.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).