NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military aid to Ukraine
Jens Stoltenberg at the Chai Institute for Advanced Studies in Seoul (Photo:Yonhap via REUTERS)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged South Korea to step up its military support for Ukraine, the Reuters news agency reported on Jan. 30.
Stoltenberg cited other countries that have changed their policy of not providing weapons to countries in conflict after Russia’s invasion.
As reported by Reuters, Stoltenberg is in Seoul – the first stop on a trip that will include Japan, and is aimed at strengthening ties with U.S. allies in the face of the war in Ukraine and rising competition with China.
In meetings with senior South Korean officials, Stoltenberg argued that events in Europe and North America are interconnected with other regions, and that the alliance wants to help manage global threats by increasing partnerships in Asia.
Speaking at the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies in Seoul, he thanked South Korea for its non-lethal aid to Ukraine, but urged it to do more, adding there is an “urgent need” for ammunition.
Earlier on Jan. 19, the U.S. Department of Defense asked its forces stationed in South Korea to provide equipment to help Ukraine in the war against Russia.
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