The head of NATO warned that Ukraine “has its hands tied” if it cannot attack Russian territory with allied weapons

The head of NATO warned that Ukraine “has its hands tied” if it cannot attack Russian territory with allied weapons
The head of NATO warned that Ukraine “has its hands tied” if it cannot attack Russian territory with allied weapons

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (EFE/EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET)

The secretary general of the NATO, Jens Stoltenbergsaid this Monday when the Western countries must allow Ukraine to use the weapons they give it to defend itself against Russian territory of aggression since, otherwise, the invaded country “His hands are tied.”

“The time has come to consider lifting some of the existing restrictions. We see that in the area of Kharkov the front line and the border are almost in the same place, and Ukraine cannot attack military targets on Russian territory”, he noted in his speech before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Alliance, meeting in Sofia.

“This means that Ukrainians’ hands are tied. “They are attacked from Russian territory and cannot respond because there are restrictions on how they can use weapons.”he opined.

The British Storm Shadow missiles, one of the aid that Ukraine receives

The Norwegian politician defended that Attacking legitimate military targets within the aggressor’s territory is part of self-defense.

Stoltenberg announced that Russian aggression against Ukraine will be one of the three main topics that NATO countries will discuss at the summit they will hold next July in Washington.

A quote in which, he said, It is necessary to demonstrate that the Alliance works on defense policies and avoiding war, a strategy for which it is necessary to have sufficient forces.

So, he said that The delay in sending more military aid to Ukraine has had a negative impact on the front and warned that the country will have a very difficult time if it does not receive support for its anti-aircraft defense.

The HIMARS multiple launch missile system, one of the weapons supplied to Ukraine by the allies (Europa Press/Contact/US Army)

“When we talk about military aidr, 99% was provided by (countries of) the Alliancewhich allowed the Ukrainians to liberate 50% of the territory that Russia occupied at the beginning of the war,” he noted, and denounced that in recent months the promised aid has not been delivered to kyiv.

The NATOhe said, he must increase its role in coordinating and planning military assistance for Ukraineas well as participate in a long-term financial framework to help kyiv.

Stoltenberg described it as good news that the allies plan to invest more in their defense within the framework of a, he said, “a more dangerous world in which NATO has shown that it is changing and adapting.”

Thus he highlighted that 18 of the 32 members of NATO have already planned to allocate at least 2% of their GDP to military spending, and I trust that this number will rise until the July summit.

(With information from EFE)

 
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