NATO Secretary General reaffirms intentions to ensure reliable support for Ukraine in future

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the allies must ensure long-term support for Ukraine amid discussions on a €100 billion fund.

Stoltenberg said before the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels that support should become more predictable and less focused on voluntary contributions.

"We need to shift the dynamics of our support. We must ensure reliable and predictable security assistance to Ukraine for the long haul. So that we rely less on voluntary contributions and more on NATO commitments. Less on short-term offers and more on multi-year pledges," Stoltenberg said.

Therefore, he said, foreign ministers will discuss how NATO can demonstrate greater responsibility in coordinating the provision of military equipment and training to Ukraine.

"We will also discuss a multi-year financial commitment to sustain our support," he said.

Stoltenberg added that this ministerial meeting will be an opportunity to build consensus on these issues amid preparations for the Washington summit.

Reportedly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg proposes to establish a US$100 billion fund of allied contributions for Ukraine over five years as part of a package that alliance leaders will approve when they meet in Washington in July.

According to European Pravda, discussions on the creation of a new multi-year fund to support Ukraine within the North Atlantic Alliance are expected to continue until the NATO summit.

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