Kiev’s allies meet in Germany to coordinate military aid
Ukraine’s allies are meeting with Kyiv this Friday to coordinate their military aid to Germany, which it says is preparing for a major counteroffensive. The meeting, organized by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the US base in southern Germany, Ramstein, will also be attended by NATO’s boss, who has returned from Kiev. Jens Stoltenberg spoke there Thursday with President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has continued to call on the West to provide more armor, artillery and ammunition, but is too far behind the front lines to attack warplanes and long-range Russian warehouses.
Between insufficient reserves, escalation and logistical problems, the Europeans and Americans were more cautious than Kyiv would have liked. Mr. Zelensky Mr. He urged Stoltenberg to help him “Overcome reluctance [ses] Partners in Certain Arms Supply”.
Sending fighters to Ukraine is particularly divisive among Q’s supporters, with Germany particularly reluctant. Slovakia and Poland have begun supplying Ukraine with Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighter jets. Warsaw said it was ready to donate all of its thirty fighter divisions.
But the deployment of modern Western-designed aircraft has not yet been discussed. Several countries have posted openings and a result is possible “Before Summer”, Denmark’s defense minister said recently. This will be on the menu of discussions at Ramstein, which will bring together representatives from around fifty countries.
Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to Kiev was also an occasion for Volodymyr Zelensky to urge NATO to allow his country to join the Atlantic alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg, for his part, reiterated the alliance’s support for Ukrainian aspirations, but said nothing about a timetable, believing that winning the war was the priority.
“Ukraine’s future lies in the Euro-Atlantic family, Ukraine’s future lies in NATO. At the same time, the main objective of the alliance is to ensure the success of its members, Ukraine., the official noted. In principle favorable to the integration of this country, NATO on the other hand is very vague on the time frame, entry into the organization raises the risk of escalating the conflict, because Russia considers such expansion a red line.
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