NATO Secretary-General: "Ukraine can count on us, military and financial support will continue"

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

© APA | NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

# 29 June 2022 17:25 (UTC +04:00)

NATO on Wednesday condemned Russia’s “appalling cruelty” in Ukraine while pledging more support for Kyiv, APA reports citing Europetimesnews.

“Ukraine can count on us for as long as it takes,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg told a summit in Madrid.

NATO leaders sit in the Spanish capital for the second day of a summit that Stoltenberg said would be ‘historic and transformative’, as the alliance revamps its strategy in response to its neighbor’s invasion by Russia.

Stoltenberg said Russia’s aggression presented the “most serious security crisis” in decades and the “greatest challenge” NATO has faced in its history.

The military alliance is expected to unveil a new strategic concept at the summit on Wednesday, which Stoltenberg said “will make it clear that Russia poses a direct threat to our security.”

“We are sending a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin: ‘You won’t win,’ Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, host of the summit, said in a speech.