Madrid summit of NATO will be a summit of transformations – Stoltenberg

Madrid summit of NATO will be a summit of transformations – Stoltenberg

NATO Madrid summit will be a transformation summit — Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg promises assistance to Ukraine

The head of the Alliance confirmed that the Allies are preparing a comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine, which is aimed at the transition from the Soviet era to modern NATO technology.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the upcoming Alliance summit , which will be held June 28-30 in Madrid, the summit of transformations. He stated this at a press conference, commenting on the results of the last meeting of the defense ministers of the alliance member countries, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Stoltenberg stated that Russia's war against Ukraine has become &#171 ;the biggest security threat in decades».

«So we have to respond over a longer period of time. At the summit, we will take decisions that aim to make NATO even stronger in a world that has become more dangerous and more competitive. I am convinced that the Madrid summit will be a transformation summit with important decisions in five key areas», — Secretary General assured.

The first area he called «stronger containment and defense». Second — «Continued support for Ukraine and other endangered partners».

«I am delighted that President Zelensky will attend our summit», — Stoltenberg reacted to the acceptance of the invitation by the head of the Ukrainian state.

In addition, the summit will decide on a new NATO Strategic Concept, which will set out the position on Russia, emerging challenges and, for the first time, on China.

«Last but not least, better burden-sharing and resource provision for our alliance and historic membership bids from Finland and Sweden», — Stoltenberg listed.

The NATO Secretary General recalled that on Wednesday, June 15, the Allies met with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov in the evening.

«We considered the urgent need for our continued support while Russia wages a relentless war of attrition against Ukraine. NATO allies and partners are providing Ukraine with unprecedented support so that it can defend itself against Moscow's aggression. Now the Allies have announced additional aid, including much-needed heavy weaponry and longer-range systems. We also discussed plans to support the country in the long term», — he detailed.

Stoltenberg confirmed that the allies are preparing a comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine for the summit, which is aimed at improving interoperability with NATO, at the transition from the Soviet era to modern NATO technology and at further strengthening security institutions.

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