Dr. Khatuna Burkadze noted: “Meetings of NATO defense ministers and the U.S. – led Contact Group for Ukraine in Ramstein format indicate that the priority of defenders of a rules-based international order is to provide supplies of heavy weapons, more advanced air-defense systems and ammunition to Ukraine, which will bring groundbreaking changes to the battlefield and enable Ukraine to successfully complete its counterattack operations. Furthermore, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that "Speed will save lives." This means prompt delivery of weapons, ammunition, spare parts and fuel to Kyiv without delay. Today is the time not only to make extraordinary, strong decisions, but also to take immediate actions”.
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze underlined: “Significantly increased military aid and political, financial, and humanitarian support create more opportunities for Ukraine to win. The future of the international security system depends on this victory. As our Western partners underlined “Ukraine’s fight is our fight”.
Ukraine's victory should be the basis for the development of deterrent, preventive mechanisms and the creation of a global architecture of modern security, where the territorial integrity of sovereign states will be protected and borders will not be changed by force. Transformation of the international system is inevitable for proper protection of international law, otherwise we will continue to witness the pursuit of aggressive actions.
The U.S. President Joe Biden made surprise visit to Kyiv and reaffirmed unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. President Biden announced a half-billion dollars in new assistance. This package includes more military equipment. Ukraine will win through the support of the U.S. and other Western allies”.
“Before the NATO Defense Ministerial, the Defense Minister of Georgia met with the Secretary of Defense of the United States in Washington. The initiation of allocation of $33 million for Georgia's security by the U.S. Department of Defense once again demonstrates that the United States is not only a partner, but also a strategic ally of Georgia in the defense and security sphere. The U.S. decision to increase military assistance to Georgia will contribute to Georgia's defense and deterrence, which aims to strengthen Georgia's defense capabilities, bring its defense forces even closer to the North Atlantic Alliance standards, and effectively implement a deterrence policy that includes developing capabilities to avoid threats,” – mentioned Dr. Khatuna Burkadze.
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