Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits NATO headquarters for the first time since the Russian invasion of which they meet 596 days, where the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has guaranteed the support of the Atlantic Alliance. “We will further strengthen our relationship and help Ukraine move towards membership of NATO,” said the Norwegian politician.
The Ukrainian president will participate in the meeting of the coalition of countries led by the United States in support of Ukraine that is held today and before the meeting of the defense ministers of the Atlantic Alliance to address the issues of F-16 aircraft that the allies plan to deliver to kyiv for their counteroffensive and how to use the funds frozen to Russia.
Since the start of the Russian offensive in February of last year, the aid provided by the United States to Ukraine is equivalent to that of all the European members of NATO and Canada combined. US President Joe Biden has stated that support for Israel will not harm aid to kyiv.
However, the EU’s head of diplomacy has already warned that the bloc would not be able to cover any funding gap left by the US.
Today, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense has announced additional aid to Ukraine of 115 million euros, coming from the International Fund for Ukraine, for “clear the minefields.”