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NATO weighs urgent support for Ukraine as ammunition dwindles

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
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5:49 AM EDT, April 4, 2024

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg cautioned on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the Alliance's foreign ministers ' meeting, that Ukrainians continue to demonstrate exceptional determination in defending their nation, yet they are beginning to deplete their ammunition supplies.

"The Ukrainians aren't lacking in courage, but in ammunition. It's time to step up our support to ensure it is sustainable," Stoltenberg stated.

NATO Leadership Raises Concerns

Stoltenberg reassured that discussions took place to strengthen the support and make it more robust and enduring. "All allies concurred that supporting Ukraine in this pivotal moment is our unified aim," he confirmed.

Stoltenberg revealed plans for NATO to enhance its role in coordinating support and training for Ukraine. Concrete plans are expected in the upcoming weeks.

Additionally, he emphasized NATO's expanded function in supporting and training Ukraine, reiterating the commitment to solidify plans shortly.

NATO's Commitment to Defense Excellence

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken underscored the necessity of maintaining NATO as the premier defense alliance. "As we approach the 75th anniversary of the Alliance, reflecting on our history propels us toward ensuring NATO thrives for another 75 years," Blinken told reporters on the eve of NATO's anniversary.

Blinken elaborated on the Alliance's core mission: to be an unparalleled defense force committed to the security of its members without territorial ambitions and ensuring mutual support in the face of aggression. This strategy significantly deters potential hostilities.

He concluded by emphasizing that NATO's success hinges on the continuous dedication of all member states to its principles and objectives.

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