Reznikov persuaded Stoltenberg to deliver winter clothes and winter tents for 200,000 Ukrainian soldiers.
NATO called on its members to provide winter equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To do this, the Alliance has a so-called trust fund in the amount of about 40 million dollars. Spiegel reports.
It was noted that at the end of July, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov wrote a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in which he called for the delivery of winter clothes and winter tents for of 200,000 soldiers.
NATO confirmed that the Alliance is in contact with its members to draw up an aid package for Ukraine. In particular, we are talking about warm uniforms, winter shoes and winter camps. Weeks after the request from Kyiv, the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland have pledged equipment.
According to preliminary data from NATO headquarters, it is now possible to cover about 50% of those in need in Ukraine.
Germany also wants to take part in NATO’s winter aid to Ukraine, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
“In terms of winter equipment such as clothing, field camp supplies and food, Germany can make an important contribution to supporting the defense of Ukraine in the coming winter,” said Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.
The details are also likely to be discussed at a meeting of countries supporting Ukraine next Thursday at the US base in Ramstein.
At the same time, according to the publication, the search for winter materials is difficult. Military officials from various NATO countries said that stocks of winter equipment in most countries are largely reserved for national consumption, and that winter clothing is also desirable. -desired goods in the world market.
In the past, the Bundeswehr has repeatedly experienced problems supplying its own soldiers with warm underwear and winter uniforms for deployment on NATO’s eastern side.
It was previously reported that NATO plans to create a single trust fund to finance Ukraine.
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