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Former NATO Secretary-General called to increase aid to Kyiv

Former NATO Secretary-General called to increase aid to Kyiv Former NATO Secretary-General called for an increase in arms production to aid Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

The former NATO Secretary-General and ex-UK Defense Minister George Robertson has called for an increase in support for Ukraine and the ramping up of arms and ammunition production, according to his interview with Sky News.

Commenting on the security guarantees agreement between Ukraine and the United Kingdom, Robertson emphasized that UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak should take substantial, long-term commitments toward Kyiv in the face of Russia's aggression.

"[We must] keep Ukraine at the top of the agenda because they're fighting for us out there. What I want is a multiyear commitment, the only thing that the Kremlin will listen to is how many years that [it's] going to be with the Ukrainians," he said.

The former NATO Secretary-General explained that the Russian invasion had completely disrupted the international order. He believes that if Putin manages to engulf a country with 44 million people right in the heart of Europe, he will not stop there.

"So they're fighting for us, and that's why I believe that we need to be ramping up the production of weapons and of ammunition in this country in order to make sure that they get the equipment that they require at this time," Robertson stated.

Agreement between the UK and Ukraine

On January 12, during his visit to Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signed a 10-year security guarantee agreement with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In doing so, the United Kingdom became the first country to formalize such an agreement with our state.

The agreement encompasses assurances of financial, military, and various other forms of support. For more details on the document, read the article by RBC-Ukraine.