Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov notes that while the NATO summit is being held in Madrid, shelling of peaceful Ukrainian cities continues so Ukraine needs more weapons to stop Russian aggression.
“Ukraine’s army is steadily switching to Western weapons and new tactics of using them. Russian army’s sinking into the Stone Age, but still outnumbers us. We need more weapons! During NATO summit in Madrid, the shelling of peaceful cities continues. NATO’s able &must act to stop this aggression!” Reznikov posted on Twitter.
#UAarmy’s steadily switching to Western weapons and new tactics of using them. rusarmy’s sinking into the Stone Age,but still outnumbers us.We need more weapons! During #NATOsummit in Madrid the shelling of peaceful cities continues.@NATO’s able &must act to stop this aggression! pic.twitter.com/DuMP9YEf9L
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) June 29, 2022
As reported, NATO summit takes place in Madrid on June 28-30. The Heads of State and Government consider the ways to strengthen deterrence and defense policies and to develop the Alliance’s defense capabilities in the new security situation that has emerged since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. For the first time in the history of the Alliance, a joint plenary session was held with the participation of partners from the Indo-Pacific region – Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. Leaders of other key NATO partners – the EU, Georgia, Finland and Sweden – also took part in this meeting.
Britain will almost double its military support to Ukraine with an extra £1 billion (over $1.2 billion), to help the country move to offensive operations.
The uplift in funding, to be announced by Boris Johnson at the NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday, will go toward air defense systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles, electronic warfare equipment and thousands of pieces of vital kit for Ukrainian soldiers, his office said in an emailed statement
It brings the total UK military support since the outbreak of the war to £2.3 billion ($2.8 billion), which the government says is more than any country other than the US. The statement reads that the additional equipment is the first step in enabling Ukraine to go on the offensive against Russian ground forces, in order to restore sovereignty. The UK last week also announced a new training program to the Ukrainian armed forces.
The military support is in addition to the £1.5 billion of humanitarian and economic support provided to Ukraine since February, the UK said.