44 views 2 mins 0 comments

Stoltenberg: ‘Consider’ letting Ukraine hit Russia with NATO weapons

In World
May 30, 2024

NATO allies should “consider” lifting restrictions on the use of NATO weapons by Ukraine to hit targets in Russian territory, the alliance’s secretary general said on Thursday.

“I believe that the time has come to consider some of these restrictions to enable the Ukrainians to really defend themselves,” Jens Stoltenberg said in a speech in Prague, ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

Some NATO countries supply arms to Ukraine without restrictions, but others stipulate they must only be used against targets on Ukrainian territory.

Stoltenberg said that as the war has moved closer to the Russian frontier, Russia has been able to attack Ukrainian forces from both sides of the border.

He also highlighted shortcomings in NATO support so far. “Over the last months, we have seen serious delays in the provision of ammunition military support, and serious gaps, for instance, when it comes to air defence and ammunition,” Stoltenberg said.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (R) receives NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Informal meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Krumphanzl Michal/CTK/dpa

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (R) receives NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Informal meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Krumphanzl Michal/CTK/dpa

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (R) receives NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Informal meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Krumphanzl Michal/CTK/dpa

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (R) receives NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Informal meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Krumphanzl Michal/CTK/dpa

EMEA Tribune is not involved in this news article, it is taken from our partners and or from the News Agencies. Copyright and Credit go to the News Agencies, email news@emeatribune.com Follow our WhatsApp verified Channel210520-twitter-verified-cs-70cdee.jpg (1500×750)

Support Independent Journalism with a donation (Paypal, BTC, USDT, ETH)
whatsapp channel
Avatar
/ Published posts: 42139

The latest news from the News Agencies