risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Russia continues to support pro-Moscow separatists “with training, weapons and soldiers.”
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said there is a risk of a return to heavy fighting this summer in eastern Ukraine, and is blaming Russia.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that Russia continued to support pro-Moscow separatists “with training, weapons and soldiers.”
Russia denies any involvement in the conflict that Mr. Stoltenberg said had already cost more than 6,000 lives.
NATO defence ministers are meeting in Brussels with their Ukrainian counterpart, Stepan Poltorak, to discuss the latest developments and NATO’s support for Ukraine.
No arms supply
NATO has ruled out supplying weapons to Ukraine, but is helping in other ways. Mr. Stoltenberg said there had been recent progress in the areas of helping Ukraine secure its communications and its airspace.