NATO will provide Ukraine with additional non-lethal support, including fuel and generators, as Putin is trying to weaponise winter.
“NATO Allies are providing unprecedented support. And today, Allies made additional pledges to NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine. This will fund urgent non-lethal support, including fuel and generators. Helping Ukraine to address the consequences of Russia’s strikes against their power grid. I was also glad to take part in the G7 foreign ministerial meeting just now. To secure commitments for the emergency infrastructure coordination mechanism to assist Ukraine,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said following the first session of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest.
He noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had made significant progress, liberating lands and pushing back Russian forces. At the same time, large parts of Ukraine remain occupied, and the Russian military retains strong capabilities and a large number of troops.
“Russia is using brutal missile and drone attacks to leave Ukraine cold and dark this winter. President Putin is trying to weaponise winter. To force Ukrainians to freeze or flee. He is trying to break the will of the brave Ukrainian people. And to divide all of us who support them. But our meeting here in Bucharest is sending a strong message of NATO unity and of sustained support for Ukraine. NATO is not a party to the war. But we will continue to support Ukraine, for as long as it takes. We will not back down,” Stoltenberg stressed.
As the Secretary General underscored, NATO’s practical and political support for Ukraine will continue now and for the longer-term.
“And I look forward to discussing our support with Foreign Minister Kuleba later tonight,” he added.
As reported, Bucharest hosts the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs on November 29-30. The Allies discuss the most important issues of Euro-Atlantic security. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba will take part in the meeting.