According to the head of the US Department of Defense Lloyd Austin, over 50 countries are included in the support group for Ukraine. Sweden will supply the Armed Forces with 10 tanks, Norway and the United States will transfer additional NASAMS air defense systems. The Netherlands and Slovenia will also help Ukraine.
On Wednesday, March 15, NATO representatives at a regular meeting in the Ramstein format agreed on the allocation of additional assistance to Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the US Department of Defense Lloyd Austin during a briefing.
The online meeting was chaired by Austin, along with the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley.
As a result of the meeting, it became known which weapons will be handed over to Ukraine. In particular, Sweden will supply ten tanks, in turn, Norway and the United States will transfer additional NASAMS air defense systems. New equipment will arrive from the Netherlands. Moreover, joining Slovenia will help to strengthen the defense of Ukraine.
Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense
“Ukraine is important to the whole world because it stands up for the principles of international law. And we understand that the leaders of a country that has power may one day wake up and decide to take over their neighbor. We cannot allow this, since many countries around the world are against this” , – Austin explained at a briefing on the results of today’s “Rammstein-10”.
“Now more than 50 countries have joined us. Not all of them were at previous Ramsteins, but they joined later and continue to think about how to provide even more assistance to Ukraine,” he added.
General Mark Milley, Chairman of the JCS
General Mark Milley said of Rammstein on March 15 that significant efforts are being made to build Ukraine’s military potential through the transfer of weapons and the training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The Russian Federation has some tactical achievements in the Bakhmut area, but the Ukrainians are holding the defense of the city, Milli noted. At the same time, according to him, the Ukrainian leadership was given to understand that the goals they had set for themselves would be achieved.
Press conference following the meeting in the Ramstein format
Oleksiy Reznikov, Head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Minister Reznikov noted that Rammstein 2023 inspires optimism. He, in particular, notedthat air defense systems will be strengthened, additional ammunition will be supplied and Ukrainian military personnel will be trained.
He thanked his colleagues in the anti-Putin coalition for their readiness to help Ukraine until victory.
Rammstein March 15: Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also attended the virtual meeting of the Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine, the press service of the Alliance reports.
Stoltenberg informed his colleagues about the efforts that the Alliance and allies are making to provide Ukraine with key capabilities, in particular air defense systems, armored vehicles and ammunition, as soon as possible.
According to Stoltenberg, the current work on building up NATO’s military-industrial potential is extremely important for ensuring the defense of the Alliance countries and providing the necessary support to Ukraine.
Earlier, Focus reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a large-scale expansion of weapons production to continue the war in Ukraine.
Recall that the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said that the liberation of Georgia and Moldova from Russia is not the business of Ukraine.
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