by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his visit to the training programme for the Ukrainian Armed Forces at Lydd Army Camp

  • 09 Nov. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 09 Nov. 2022 13:21

(As delivered)

I'd like to thank the United Kingdom and Secretary Ben Wallace for hosting me here today. 

This is an important example of how the United Kingdom is a highly valued NATO ally, making a real difference when it comes to providing training support to Ukraine.

NATO allies and partners are supporting Ukraine at an unprecedented level. 

But United Kingdom has been a lead nation for these efforts for many, many months. 

And therefore, we are extremely grateful. 

I'm impressed about what I've seen. I've seen the skills, the dedication, the commitment of the Ukrainian soldiers who are trained here and that is encouraging to see how much they learn, how much they are able to achieve from only some weeks there, and I'm confident that this will make a difference on the battleground in Ukraine. 

So we are grateful to the United Kingdom, to Canada, to Lithuania, to other countries that are participating into these training efforts to support Ukraine defending their own country.