NewsNato to coordinate arms delivery to Ukraine amid rising tensions

Nato to coordinate arms delivery to Ukraine amid rising tensions

NATO chief has a plan. In case Trump wins.
NATO chief has a plan. In case Trump wins.
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1:22 PM EDT, June 13, 2024

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday that the Alliance will coordinate arms deliveries to Ukraine. On Thursday, a two-day meeting of defense ministers from Alliance countries will begin in Brussels.

"I expect that Ministers will approve a plan for NATO to lead the coordination of security assistance and training to Ukraine," Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

This plan, according to the Reuters agency, is intended to establish a mechanism for military assistance to Ukraine in case the NATO-skeptic Donald Trump wins a second term as President of the USA.

The NATO chief also called on allies to maintain the current financial and military support level for Ukraine, which amounts to about $42 billion annually.

"Russia's actions will not deter us from supporting Ukraine"

Stoltenberg also spoke about Russian attempts to destabilize NATO countries.

"Allies are taking decisive measures – making arrests and launching legal proceedings; Collectively, we are stepping up the protection of critical infrastructure, as well as the exchange of information and intelligence," Stoltenberg stated. He added that "Russia's actions will not stop us from supporting Ukraine."

Amid increasing hostile rhetoric about the possible use of nuclear weapons, NATO's Secretary-General declared that the Alliance is adapting its arsenal to the changing global security situation. He noted that significant progress has been made in this area.

On Thursday in Brussels, the NATO-Ukraine Council and the Ukraine Defense Contact Group—a platform led by the USA that coordinates military aid for Ukraine—will also meet.

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