Ukraine Pleads for More Weapons From NATO Countries

Ukraine Pleads for More Weapons From NATO Countries

( – Russia’s attack on Ukraine has not subsided, despite reports that President Vladimir Putin had pulled some of his military back. The Ukrainians are still locked in a fierce battle with the invading army. The country’s foreign minister recently pleaded with NATO nations to give them more weapons so they could continue to defend their homeland.

On April 7, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told NATO his country needs “weapons, weapons, weapons,” saying they have no problem fighting for themselves if the allied countries give them what they need. BBC reported he went further and promised Russia’s military would “have no chance to test Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty,” if NATO helped them.

The day before Kuleba asked for the weapons, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg held a meeting and stressed Ukraine’s need for more weapons. He urged the member states to continue to support the country’s fight, saying the military has been able to push Russia back with the use of equipment the countries have already provided. Stoltenberg said he expects the allied nations to continue to help.

The BBC report said Stoltenberg told Kuleba the nations are ready to provide more help. Exactly what that help would look like and a timetable for assistance was not provided.

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