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Stoltenberg and Baerbock call on G7 to give Ukraine more air defense

Apr 19, 2024

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have urged the G7 countries to provide Ukraine with additional air defense systems.

This was reported by Der Standard.


The calls were addressed to the United States, as well as France and Italy. Germany is currently preparing to supply the third Patriot system to Ukraine.

The publication notes that the seven largest Western industrialized countries have promised Kyiv assistance in the fight against Russian air attacks.

"We are particularly committed to strengthening Ukraine's air defense capabilities to save lives and protect critical infrastructure," the declaration adopted on Friday following a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Capri reads.

However, no specific new commitments have yet been made on the Italian Mediterranean island.

At the same time, the G7 called on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to immediately end his aggressive war against the neighboring country, which has been going on for more than two years.

The statement says that Russia should withdraw all its armed forces from Ukraine "immediately, fully, and unconditionally".

"Russia can end this war today," the statement said.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 19/04/2024

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