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Hungary, Slovakia, and the Netherlands, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reiterated the alliance’s unwavering commitment to providing assistance to Ukraine.

Despite recent shifts in rhetoric from these member states, Stoltenberg emphasized that NATO’s support for Ukraine remains steadfast, grounded in the collective interest of ensuring regional security.

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During a press briefing, Stoltenberg addressed concerns about NATO’s stance on aid to Ukraine, stating, “NATO members provide modern missiles, air defence systems, modern battle tanks – these are all examples of significant modern assistance.”

He underscored that such aid is crucial for the security interests of all alliance members, and NATO is poised to continue offering substantial and meaningful support to Ukraine.

Germany and the Netherlands, despite recent political developments, have exemplified their determination to stand by Ukraine.

Stoltenberg highlighted that both countries recently pledged a staggering $10 billion in payments, showcasing their commitment to supporting Ukraine in tangible ways.

Moreover, additional air defence systems from NATO allies are in the pipeline, emphasizing the ongoing collaboration to bolster Ukraine’s defences.

While acknowledging the urgent need for more assistance, Stoltenberg emphasized that NATO allies have proven their commitment not just in words but also through concrete actions.

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He cited the continuous flow of ammunition and weapons into Ukraine as evidence of the alliance’s dedication to aiding the Ukrainian authorities.

The recent elections in the Netherlands saw the anti-European far-right Freedom Party (VVD), led by Geert Wilders, emerge victorious.

Despite the party’s opposition to arms supplies to Ukraine, Stoltenberg reaffirmed that NATO’s commitment to supporting Ukraine will remain unaffected.

Similarly, in Slovakia, where a less pro-Ukrainian candidate assumed power, NATO remains resolute in its mission to provide assistance.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s pro-Russian stance and efforts to impede military aid to Ukraine have been longstanding issues.

Stoltenberg acknowledged these challenges but reiterated that the alliance is focused on delivering aid and support to Ukraine, irrespective of individual member states’ positions.

In the midst of these geopolitical discussions, Ukraine has reported significant success in countering Russian aggression.

Ukrainian authorities announced that they successfully shot down 10 out of 17 attack drones launched by Russia overnight.

The governor of Ukraine’s Lviv region reported minimal damage from three drones targeting unspecified infrastructure, with no casualties reported.

Kyiv’s air force confirmed that the drones were intercepted over various areas of the country.

Additionally, six S-300 missiles were fired at civilian targets in the eastern Donetsk and southern Kherson regions, underscoring the severity of the threat faced by Ukraine and the need for continued international support.

As Ukraine remains on the frontline of geopolitical tensions, NATO’s unwavering commitment signals a united front among member states in the face of evolving political landscapes and external threats.

The alliance’s resolve to support Ukraine financially, militarily, and strategically reinforces the collective determination to uphold regional stability and security.

 

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