NATO ministers mull €100 billion military fund for Ukraine

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BRUSSELS: NATO foreign ministers were set to meet on Wednesday (Apr 3) to discuss how to put military support for Ukraine on a long-term footing, including a proposal for a €100 billion (US$107 billion) five-year fund and a plan seen as a way to "Trump-proof" aid for Kyiv.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presents the alliance's annual report at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Mar 14, 2024. BRUSSELS: NATO foreign ministers were set to meet on Wednesday to discuss how to put military support for Ukraine on a long-term footing, including a proposal for a €100 billion five-year fund and a plan seen as a way to"Trump-proof" aid for Kyiv.

He declined to confirm levels of funding and said the aim was for a decision to be taken at the July summit. Diplomats said there was a growing view within NATO that it was time to put military aid to Ukraine on a more sustainable footing and NATO was best placed to do that. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said he supported Stoltenberg's efforts and Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said she welcomed"any form of support that Ukraine can have".

 

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