NATO Secretary General in Washington: Supporting Ukraine serves US interests

  • 29 Jan. 2024 - 01 Feb. 2024
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  • Last updated: 30 Jan. 2024 00:03

At a joint press conference with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday (29 January 2024), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended President Biden and Secretary Blinken for their clear commitment to sustain US support to Ukraine.

Joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken

“A Russian victory would embolden Iran, North Korea and China. That matters for Europe’s security and it matters for America’s security. So supporting Ukraine serves U.S. interests,” Mr Stoltenberg said. The Secretary General stressed that “for a tiny fraction of annual defence spending, the United States has helped Ukraine destroy a major part of Russia’s combat capacity, without placing a single American soldier in harm’s way.” He also thanked Secretary Blinken for his personal commitment to NATO.