London, 10 November 2022 (TDI): Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg met the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Rishi Sunak on 9 November 2022.

At their meeting at 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg talked about the value of the alliance and how to support Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.

Stoltenberg thanked the UK for leading NATO’s multinational battle group in Estonia and sending aircraft and ships to NATO patrols in a speech outside 10 Downing Street following talks with the Prime Minister.

He also praised the UK for its steadfast assistance to Ukraine, which has recently included training for up to 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers.

The Secretary-General emphasized the value of keeping up support for Ukraine. “If President Putin wins in Ukraine, it would be devastating for Ukrainians.

But it will also increase our vulnerability because it will send a message to him and other authoritarian leaders that they can get away with using harsh military force to achieve their objectives.”

The Secretary-General responded to news that Russian forces were leaving Kherson by saying, “We have seen the announcement, but we will wait and see what happens on the ground.”

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The valiant Ukrainian Army’s success in liberating more Ukrainian regions, he continued, is gratifying. The brave Ukrainian soldiers are responsible for the triumphs & achievements they are making, but help from the UK & other NATO allies is also crucial.

While the Prime Minister of the UK on his part discussed updates regarding the UK’s “Integrated Review” of security, military, development, & foreign policy during the meeting.

It is noteworthy that Stoltenberg also met with Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in London earlier on Wednesday at the Lydd Army Camp, where Ukrainian troops receive training from British, Canadian, and Lithuanian forces.

The Secretary-General accompanied British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Additionally, he visited with Ukrainian troops and commended them for their tenacity and bravery in resisting Russia’s ruthless and unwarranted war of aggression.

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said, in response to requests from Kyiv for more air defense equipment, the UK promised to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with an additional 1,000 surface-to-air missiles.

The equipment would soon be delivered. Likewise, the UK has promised to provide launchers and missiles that can shoot down Russian cruise missiles and drones.