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NATO planning to transfer one million drones to Ukraine

NATO planning to transfer one million drones to Ukraine Photo: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

A group of countries of the North Atlantic Alliance wants to hand over a million drones to Ukrainian defenders as part of military aid, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

He reminded that today, February 15, another meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council was held. In particular, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov informed the allies about the situation at the front, and the NATO countries emphasized the importance of further support.

Stoltenberg also noted that over the past few days, allies, including Canada, Finland and Norway, have announced new packages of military aid to Ukraine, which include equipment and spare parts for the F-16, as well as air defense equipment.

"A group of allies is cognitive together with the goal of delivering 1 million drones to Ukraine​​​​​​. 20 NATO allies have also agreed to form a mining coalition. All of this will help to save Ukrainian lives," added the Secretary-General.

Coalition of drones

Earlier NATO created a coalition of drones to help Ukrainian defenders, which was joined by more than 20 countries.

Today, February 15, the Minister of Defense of Great Britain Grant Shapps said that his country, together with Latvia, will lead such a coalition.

Shapps also announced the transfer of a thousand drones to our country as part of a British package worth 200 million pounds.