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Kuleba talks to Stoltenberg, calls for redoubling efforts to help Ukraine

Kuleba talks to Stoltenberg, calls for redoubling efforts to help Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, held talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The parties discussed a range of issues, including strengthening assistance to Ukraine, according to the minister's X account.

Kuleba said that during the negotiations, he thanked Stoltenberg for the efforts aimed at ensuring NATO's support for Ukraine. At the same time, he emphasized the importance of doubling international efforts aimed at increasing and accelerating the supply of weapons and ammunition to Ukrainian servicemen.

"We coordinated positions ahead of the NATO-Ukraine Council meeting in April. Ukraine welcomes efforts aimed at increasing NATO's role in providing Ukraine with everything it needs to repel Russian aggression," added the head of the MFA.

Ammunition for Ukraine

In February, Czech President Petr Pavel announced that his country had found 800,000 artillery ammunition units for the military needs of Ukraine: half a million of caliber 155 mm and 300 thousand of caliber 122 mm. However, funds were needed to purchase them.

The initiative was supported by Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, and France. In particular, on March 6, Germany allocated a three-digit million amount for the purchase of ammunition, and Norway provided over $150 million.

After that, the President of Czechia said that the 800,000 artillery shells purchased in third countries could be delivered to Ukraine within a few weeks.