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NATO Chief Confident in Continued US Arms Support for Ukraine


NATO Chief Confident in Continued US Arms Support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed confidence on Tuesday that the United States would persist in supplying weapons to Ukraine, despite political obstacles in Washington. The U.S. has contributed over $40 billion in security aid to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion, committing to support Kyiv as long as necessary. However, resistance from hardline Republicans has raised uncertainties about the future of U.S. assistance. Stoltenberg, speaking at a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, emphasized the importance of U.S. support for both Ukraine’s security and existing agreements. Concerns have escalated over Western support for Ukraine, with Kyiv’s top general acknowledging a “stalemate” in fierce fighting. The European Union is grappling with internal disagreements on a long-term plan to arm Ukraine, while NATO members, including Germany and the Netherlands, have recently pledged €10 billion ($11 billion) in support. Stoltenberg urged allies to continue delivering assistance, noting Ukraine’s ability to inflict significant losses on Russian forces despite a static frontline. The meeting is expected to finalize a reform plan for Ukraine and discuss its aspirations for NATO membership, though a formal invitation has not been issued by the alliance.


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