Stoltenberg says even more and faster military support is vital

NATO’s secretary general said on Tuesday it is “vital” that the Atlantic Alliance and its allies provide “even more military aid” to Ukraine and “even faster”, after a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Jens Stoltenberg reveals a “good phone call” with Volodymyr Zelensky about “priorities regarding military support” to Ukraine to face the Russian invasion, emphasizing the importance of NATO continues to provide help and even more effectively.

“It is vital that NATO and the Allies help Ukraine even more and even faster,” writes the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

On Monday, the United States announced it would send more weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces, worth $500 million, with White House spokesman John Kirby specifying that the new military aid includes ammunition for rocket launchers.

Stoltenberg adds in the publication that he also discussed with Zelensky the first grain shipment from Ukraine from the port of Odessa since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, and “the need to fully implement the United Nations-sponsored agreement” and Turkey, a member of NATO, which allowed the lifting of the Russian blockade on the Black Sea.

The first shipment of Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday, as stipulated in the international agreement with Russia, and is expected to arrive in Istanbul on Wednesday, from where it will travel to Lebanon.

Russia and Ukraine signed separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations, paving the way for Ukraine – one of the world’s most important granaries – to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural products lost as a result of the invasion of the ports of the Black Sea were stranded. Russia.

Author: DN/Lusa

Source: El heraldo