NATO Secretary General takes part in virtual Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group on Wednesday (15 March 2023), chaired by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. The discussion focused on the importance of sustaining and increasing support to Ukraine as the country continues to resist Russia’s brutal war of aggression.<!IoRangePreExecute>
The Secretary General updated the group on NATO and Allies’ efforts to swiftly provide Ukraine with key capabilities, including more air defence systems, more armour, and more ammunition. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that ongoing work to ramp up NATO’s defence industrial base is crucial for ensuring our own deterrence and defence, as well as providing support to Ukraine for as long as necessary.