NATO chief announces additional military aid to Ukraine

23 March 2022, 06:32 PM

NATO leaders will agree to allocate additional military aid to Ukraine to help it fight off invasion by Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on March 23.

Stoltenberg was speaking ahead of an extraordinary Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels on March 24.

"Tomorrow, NATO leaders will reaffirm our support to Ukraine," he said.

"Ukraine has the right to self-defense under the UN Charter. And we are helping Ukrainians to uphold this fundamental right."

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Stoltenberg added that in the last few months, the allies had stepped up military support for Ukraine, providing anti-tank and air defense systems, as well as drones, fuel and ammunition.

"Tomorrow, I expect the allies will agree to provide additional support, including cybersecurity assistance, as well as equipment to help Ukraine protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats," the official said.

March 23 is the 28th day of a full-scale war against Russia.

However, the Ukrainian Army is putting up fierce resistance to the invaders, with 15,600 Russian invaders already having been killed since Feb. 24, according to the Ukrainian military.

Invading Russian forces are present on Ukrainian territory in the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine with artillery, and bombing them from the air.

Since the beginning of the war, the most difficult situations have been observed in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Mariupol, Kyiv and the capital's outskirts.

The Russian invaders are also trying to occupy the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts that have remained under Ukrainian government control since the start of the war in 2014.

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