NATO tells South Korea to step up its military aid to Ukraine

NATO chief, secretary-general
Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general of NATO, has asked South Korea to step up its military aid to Ukraine, citing other nations that have changed their stance on this issue in the wake of Russia’s invasion.

“At the end of the day, it’s a decision for you to make, but I’ll say that several NATO allies who have had as a policy to never export weapons to countries in a conflict have changed that policy now,” Stoltenberg said during a visit to Seoul.

“If we don’t want autocracy and tyranny to win, then they [Ukrainians] need weapons, that’s the reality,” he added.

The NATO chief’s appearance in the South Korean capital marked the first stop on a trip that will also see him visit Japan and is aimed at strengthening ties with Western allies in Asia in the face of the war in Ukraine and rising competition with China.


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