NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg called on Western countries to send more heavy weapons to help Ukraine resist in the eastern battlefield.
“correct, Ukraine More heavy weapons are needed.They rely entirely on these weapons for resistance Russia”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 14.
Secretary-General Stoltenberg said NATO had accelerated arms shipments to Ukraine and officials from the bloc would meet in Brussels to discuss ways to increase support for Kyiv, including by supplying heavy weapons.
Ukraine has repeatedly called for more heavy weapons support from the West and criticized some European leaders for not providing the weapons Ukraine needs to repel Russian forces.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg and the leaders of Poland, Romania, Latvia, Portugal and Belgium ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of this month discussed.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the West was not doing enough to support neighboring Ukraine and called on allies to do more.
“We haven’t done enough to protect Ukraine, support the Ukrainian people, support their freedom and sovereignty. That’s why I urge, ask people to do more to arm the people. Ukraine. They need these things to defend them country,” Morawiecki said.
The US-based Institute for War Studies (ISW) has warned that the Ukrainian army’s Soviet-era weapons and ammunition depots are running out, leaving Kyiv in need of constant Western aid.
At the same time, Russia has repeatedly warned that the flow of weapons from the West to Ukraine will only prolong the conflict, and has vowed to target those weapons when they reach Ukrainian soil.
Yuying (follow AFP)