NATO chief urges allies to ‘stay the course’ in supporting Ukraine

Credit: NATO

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has urged members of the security alliance to continue backing Ukraine in its battle against Russia’s invasion amid opposition in the United States to a military aid package and resistance in Europe for a longer-term support plan for Kyiv.

“We just have to stay the course. This is also about our security interests,” Secretary General Stoltenberg said on Tuesday at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.

The US has provided more than $40bn in security aid to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February 2022 and pledged to back Kyiv for as long as necessary.