May 29, 2023

NATO member states have supplied Ukraine with 230 tanks, 1,550 armored vehicles and an impressive amount of ammunition, representing 98% of the promised military aid. The military-political bloc also trained at least nine armored brigades. This was announced on Thursday, April 27, by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a meeting with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.

“This (provided military assistance. – Profile) gives Ukraine a strong position to re-capture the occupied territories,” Stoltenberg said, thanking Luxembourg for its contribution to the fund to support Ukraine. According to him, this contribution will provide medical assistance, the creation of pontoon bridges and the organization of mobile satellite systems, transmits TASS.

The NATO Secretary General noted that the Alliance considers the continuation of deliveries of maximum volumes of weapons to Ukraine the best way to promote peace in the country. In his opinion, such military support will provide the Ukrainian authorities with a strong position in the negotiations.

At the same time, Stoltenberg urged not to underestimate Russia and its army. He believes that Moscow compensates for the lack of quality with quantity, “sending thousands of troops to storm Artyomovsk.”

Bettel, meanwhile, stressed that Luxembourg does not have stockpiles of weapons that could be supplied to Ukraine, so the country is making a financial contribution. “Ukraine orders what it needs, we pay the bill,” the prime minister said.

Stoltenberg said last week that aid to Ukraine from NATO has reached €150 billion. According to him, the Alliance allies have provided training for tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers, and now they are supplying more aircraft, tanks and armored vehicles. In addition, the NATO Fund for Ukraine provides urgent support to the country, the politician added.

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