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'It is not too late for Ukraine to prevail' - Stoltenberg

'It is not too late for Ukraine to prevail' - Stoltenberg Photo: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Ukraine is still able to achieve victory in the war against Russia because assistance from allies is currently in the process of being transferred, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at an event in Berlin.

He noted that NATO allies did not provide Ukraine with the assistance they had promised earlier. The US was unable to allocate funding for Ukraine's support for several months, and the supply of European ammunition was significantly lower than the promised levels. Such delays have consequences.

Thus, according to Stoltenberg, Ukraine lacked air defense, allowing Russian missiles and drones to hit targets. Ukrainian soldiers also lacked long-range missiles, allowing Russia to concentrate more forces.

"But it is not too late for Ukraine to prevail. Because more support is on the way," said Stoltenberg.

He reminded that the US allocated over $60 billion in aid to Ukraine, while Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands announced new arms supplies.

"It is now our responsibility to turn these commitments into real deliveries of weapons and ammunition. And to do so quickly," added Secretary General.

The situation on the frontlines against the backdrop of aid delays

The situation on the frontlines in Ukraine has become more difficult due to the suspension of aid from the US and delays in the delivery of artillery shells from the European Union

Russian forces managed to take control of Avdiivka, which the Ukrainian Armed Forces had been defending since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, emphasized that such a situation would not have occurred if Ukraine had received the promised ammunition from Western countries on time.