16 April 2024,   08:43
NATO has no plans to send troops to Ukraine - Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General stated that the Alliance does not have plans to deploy troops to Ukraine. He emphasized that individual decisions made by specific member countries do not necessitate unanimous support from all member nations.

„NATO allies are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine. We have done that since 2014 and stepped up after the full-scale invasion. But there are no plans for NATO combat troops on the ground in Ukraine”, - said Jens Stoltenberg.

He also stated that “this is a war of aggression by Russia against Ukraine, blatantly violating international law”.

“According to international law, Ukraine of course has the right to self-defence, and we have the right to support them in upholding that right”, - added Stoltenberg.

NATO, as an alliance, provides Ukraine with only non-lethal assistance and support, such as medicines, equipment, and winter gear. However, Alliance members send weapons and ammunition on a bilateral or group basis. Any decision to deploy troops on behalf of NATO would require unanimous support from all member countries, while individual decisions by specific countries would not require such consensus.