NATO uses all available tools to step up military aid for Ukraine, says Ukrainian MP
Ukrainian Servant of the People MP Yegor Chernev with Jens Stoltenberg on the sidelines of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Photo:Yegor Chernev/Facebook)
NATO is using all of its available tools to boost the amount of military aid for Ukraine, Ukrainian Servant of the People MP Yegor Chernev reported on Facebook on Nov. 21, following a meeting with NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg.
Chernev, who heads the Permanent Delegation of Ukraine to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, stated that Western countries are running low on some weapons and ammunition available for the Ukrainian army, but NATO is taking certain measures, listing three of them:
- • NATO allies are conducting audits and stocktaking of all weapons and ammunition to find remaining stockpiles in warehouses that can be transferred to Ukraine;
- • NATO, as an exception, has loosened the regulations for the availability of arms and ammunition so that part of the inviolable stocks could be shared with Ukraine;
- • NATO is negotiating long-term contracts with the world’s largest arms manufacturers for months and years ahead. Part of the manufactured weapons will be used to replenish the arsenals of countries that have exhausted their stocks after handing them over to Ukraine, while others will be transferred to Kyiv.
“No one is going to abandon us – no matter how long the war takes,” Chernev said.
“NATO is ready to support us as long as necessary. And this means that Russia will definitely lose the war of resources and the arms race. And we will prevail. Without options.”
Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, NATO allies have been providing military assistance to Ukraine by transferring military equipment and ammunition.
In late October, Stoltenberg said that NATO should step up military supplies so that Ukrainians could fight throughout the winter.
He noted the weapons systems supplied by NATO allies and partners had already had a huge impact. This became one of the reasons why Russia could not achieve superiority and control over Ukraine’s airspace.
Stoltenberg also announced on Nov. 21 that NATO had seen a shortage of a significant part of its stockpiles of weapons and ammunition and must ramp up their production to further support Ukraine.
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