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Zelensky announced support from Stoltenberg for the supply of weapons to Ukraine

KYIV, Dec 16 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he feels the support of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the supply of weapons to Kiev. Earlier, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov accused the government of the former German Chancellor Angela Merkel of blocking the acquisition of weapons by Kiev through NATO, while the position of the new government Chancellor Olaf Scholz on this issue is not yet clear. Reznikov said in an interview with the Financial Times that Berlin vetoed Ukraine's purchase of anti-sniper systems and rifles to defeat drones in November. Although it is noted that subsequently Germany softened its position on rifles, recognizing them as a non-lethal weapon. The head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry promises that Kiev will seek the acquisition of weapons under bilateral agreements with allies, for example, with the United States, Britain, Lithuania and France. Bild: Merkel personally refused Zelensky to supply weapons to Ukraine “In such contracts (on the supply of weapons – ed.), Nevertheless, here I feel the full support of the Secretary General, and we are finding other steps to resolve these issues,” Zelensky said at a press conference following a meeting with Stoltenberg. Moscow has repeatedly stated that Kiev is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements and is dragging out negotiations to resolve the conflict. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Kiev sent half of the entire personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine to Donbass. Moscow expressed concern about the transfer of military equipment from NATO countries to the Russian borders and the increase in the number of Western instructors in the Donbass. Western countries continue to provide military support to Ukraine, including by supplying weapons that are used in the Donbass.


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