NATO chief Stoltenberg says it is ‘not too late for Ukraine to prevail’ in opposition to Russia | EUROtoday

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg stated Thursday it was “not too late for Ukraine to prevail” in opposition to Russia so long as its allies fulfil guarantees to ship extra weapons.

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“In recent months, NATO allies have not provided the support we have promised,” he stated in a speech on a go to to Berlin.

“But it is not too late for Ukraine to prevail, because more support is on the way.”

Ukraine has suffered setbacks on the battlefield in opposition to Russia’s forces because of ammunition and weapons shortages.

But Stoltenberg famous that the US Congress had lastly authorised a invoice to offer billions of {dollars} in help for Ukraine, and different international locations together with Britain, Germany and the Netherlands had made new pledges.

“It is now our responsibility to turn these commitments into real deliveries of weapons and ammunition – and to do so quickly,” he stated.

Stoltenberg additionally took a swipe at China, accusing Beijing of “propping up Russia’s war economy” by sharing high-end know-how that can be utilized to supply missiles, tanks, and plane.

“China says it wants good relations with the West. At the same time, Beijing continues to fuel the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War Two,” he stated, warning that “they cannot have it both ways”.

Berlin and Beijing have historically loved shut financial ties, with German firms investing big sums in China and exporting items in huge portions to the world’s quantity two economic system.

But after the power shock brought on by the Ukraine battle hit Germany’s essential producers significantly onerous, stress has been rising on German companies to scale back their dependence on authoritarian China.

On a go to to China final week, Chancellor Olaf Scholz pressured nevertheless that Germany didn’t need to “de-couple” from China, moderately it was in search of to scale back “one-sided dependencies”.