Ukraine: We have proven that we can defeat Russia, NATO should deliver weapons to us faster

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba today in Bucharest he appealed to NATO members to deliver weapons and other aid to his country more quickly.

During the joint press conference with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Kuleba said that the previous time, when he appealed to the Alliance, he said "weapons, weapons, weapons", and that today he came to Bucharest with the message "faster, faster, faster".

"We are grateful for everything that has been done so far, but we must continue to fight. We have proven that we can defeat Russia, but decisions on weapons, on new lines of weapons production and on their delivery must be made faster, Kuleba said on the sidelines of the meeting of heads of diplomacy of NATO members.

Kuleba also pointed to the importance of other forms of Western aid, primarily aggregates, as Ukraine has major problems with electricity supply following Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure.

Stoltenberg said the allies agreed that it was necessary to increase support for Ukraine and reiterated that they would be with that country as long as needed.

Otherwise, the heads of diplomacy of the NATO member states promised today in Bucharest that they will strengthen the support for Ukraine and help in the repair of its energy infrastructure, which has been affected by the Russian attacks that cut off the supply of electricity and heating for millions of Ukrainians, they reported. the British media.

"Russian aggression, including its current and unscrupulous attacks on Ukrainian civil and energy infrastructure, is depriving millions of Ukrainians of basic human services," the ministers' joint statement after the first day of their meeting in Bucharest stated.

"We will continue and further increase political and practical support for Ukraine as it continues to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity...and we will maintain our support if necessary," the ministers added in their joint position after the first day of the meeting.

The ministers say they remain firm in their commitment to Ukraine's independence and will never recognize illegal annexations by Russia.

They also reaffirmed the decision made at the 2008 NATO summit that Ukraine would eventually become a member of the Alliance.

The General Secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, said that the countries of the Alliance have agreed on closer cooperation with Ukraine.

"NATO allies will continue to support Ukraine as long as necessary. We will not back down," he said.

According to him, the defeat of Ukraine and the victory of Russia should not be allowed, because this will send a signal to "authoritarian regimes that they can use force". According to him, "support for Ukraine is in the interest of NATO's security".

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