On Wednesday (November 9, 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who began a visit to Britain, praised the country for its support for Ukraine.
Stoltenberg joined Defense Minister Ben Wallace in the southeast of the country at Lydd, where British, Canadian and Lithuanian military personnel are training Ukrainian soldiers. According to Mr Stoltenberg, the training given to these soldiers is “a shining example of how the UK, by bringing real added value, illustrates itself as a member of NATO”. He added that he has “no doubt that this training will also add value on the battlefield”. In Lydd, the Secretary General also met with Ukrainian soldiers and praised their dedication and bravery in continuing to push back Russian troops in the brutal war of aggression launched by Moscow in the absence of any provocation. Since Russia illegally annexed Crimea in 2014, its allies, notably Britain, the United States, Canada and Turkey, have trained thousands of Ukrainian soldiers.
During this visit to the UK, Mr Stoltenberg will also meet the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in London. Their exchanges are expected to focus on Russia’s war against Ukraine and the continued realignment of the Alliance.