NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO countries have transferred military, financial, humanitarian and other types of assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $120 billion. According to him, NATO should continue to supply Ukraine with weapons.
“NATO allies have already provided Ukraine with $120 billion, including military, financial, humanitarian and other assistance. NATO’s key country, the United States, plays an indispensable role in these efforts,” said Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Washington ( TASS quote ).
In his opinion, Russia can end the military conflict with Ukraine “simply by withdrawing its troops.” “But, unfortunately, we do not see Moscow preparing for peace; on the contrary, it is preparing a new offensive. Therefore, we must supply weapons to Ukraine,” Mr. Stoltenberg said. He did not comment on the discussion of the supply of fighters.
Ukraine began requesting deliveries of fighters after Germany and the United States approved the transfer of Leopard 2 and Abrams tanks to Kyiv. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak did not rule out the supply of fighter jets to Ukraine. On February 8, his office announced the expansion of military training for Ukrainian servicemen. They will be trained to fly NATO-standard fighters.