‘No sense of fatigue’ when it comes to support for Ukraine, Blinken says

‘No sense of fatigue’ when it comes to support for Ukraine, Blinken says

‘No sense of fatigue’ when it comes to support for Ukraine, Blinken says By Reuters

Breaking News



Published Nov 29, 2023 07:10AM ET
Updated Nov 29, 2023 07:18AM ET

© Reuters. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a press conference following the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting on Ukraine at its Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 29, 2023. SAUL LOEB/Pool via REUTERS

By Humeyra Pamuk and Andrew Gray

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that there was “no sense of fatigue” among NATO allies when it came to helping Ukraine.

“We must and we will continue to support Ukraine,” he said after a NATO-Ukraine meeting in Brussels, adding that NATO allies were unanimous on this position and that he was also hearing continued support for Ukraine in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

Kyiv has been concerned that the Israel-Hamas war could divert international attention away from its efforts to defeat Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged the West earlier on Wednesday to ramp up arms production.

The European Union has delivered about 300,000 of its promised 1 million artillery shells to Ukraine so far, he said.

“We need to create a Euro-Atlantic common area of defence industries,” Kuleba said before meeting the NATO foreign ministers, adding this would ensure both Ukraine’s security and that of NATO countries themselves.

Kyiv has recently engaged in a concerted drive to entice leading global arms manufacturers to set up operations in Ukraine, part of a bid to diversify its reliance on weapons and ammunition given by its allies.

“It is important that our solidarity with Ukraine is not only demonstrated in words but also in deeds,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, urging allies to do more. “These are concrete actions, we need more of them and we need sustained and stepped up support.”

Russia has amassed a large missile stockpile ahead of winter, Stoltenberg warned.

Russia “is now weaker militarily, politically and economically,” he said. “At the same time we must not underestimate Russia,” he added, stressing that Russia had been making new attempts to strike Ukraine’s power grid and energy infrastructure, “trying to leave Ukraine in the dark and cold.”

‘No sense of fatigue’ when it comes to support for Ukraine, Blinken says

Our Apps

Terms And Conditions
Privacy Policy
Risk Warning
Do not sell my personal information

© 2007-2023 Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.