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NATO Allocates €100 Bln for Ukraine


Thu 04 Apr 2024 | 10:05 AM
Israa Farhan

NATO discussed the establishment of a €100 billion fund to support Ukraine militarily, along with sending a "non-military" mission to Ukraine, as the United States ruled out the outbreak of direct conflict between Russia and NATO.

French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu made his first phone call to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu, since October 2022.

Foreign ministers of NATO countries met to discuss providing long-term military support to Ukraine, proposing the creation of a €100 billion fund over five years. This plan is seen as a means to assist Kyiv in resisting any potential return of former US President Donald Trump to the White House.

According to diplomats, these proposals put forward by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg would allow the Western military alliance to play a more direct role in coordinating the supply of weapons, ammunition, and equipment to Ukraine.

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski announced that his country would oppose any proposals that could escalate the conflict in Ukraine and threaten to trigger a world war.

The NATO meeting in Brussels, commemorating 75 years since the founding of the alliance, prepares for the July summit of alliance leaders in Washington.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stated that his country would oppose any proposals that could escalate the conflict in Ukraine and threaten to trigger a world war.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith stated that the United States does not believe that there will be a war between Russia and NATO in the near future.