NATO should increase arms production in 2023 for the sake of Ukraine – Stoltenberg


NATO must increase arms production in 2023 for Ukraine, – Stoltenberg

Ukraine's needs to counter Russian aggression are increasing. It is not known how long the war will continue.

This was said on January 1 by Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Jens Stoltenberg.

“For example , for artillery we need a huge amount of ammunition, we need spare parts. We need to increase production and this is what the allies are doing,” Stoltenberg said.

NATO Secretary General added that systems maintenance is also needed weapons that have already been provided to Ukraine. According to him, this is just as important as the supply of additional weapons.

What Stoltenberg called for

According to the NATO Secretary General, Ukraine needs a victory for peace in Europe. Consequently, he urged partners to continue to provide arms in the long term.

We must be prepared for the long haul, because, as you can see, Russia does not intend give up its main goal – establishing control over Ukraine, – said Stoltenberg.

Stoltenberg's latest statements: what is known

  • Alliance Secretary General considers Russia unpredictable. He noted that the Kremlin is ready to “endure painful losses”, but has found a way to seek help from other authoritarian regimes.
  • Stoltenberg said that 2022 was a time of “depressing setbacks” for Putin. According to the Secretary General, the Russian president underestimated Ukraine and NATO forces.
  • In addition, Stoltenberg is convinced that Putin wants to freeze the war and does not intend to enter into negotiations.

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