NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits Ukrainian troops training in UK

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting the United Kingdom. He will be meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Rishi Sunak and the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Mr. James Cleverly with talks expected to focus on Russia’s war against Ukraine and the continued adaptation of the Alliance.

Mr Stoltenberg joined British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace in the south-eastern town of Lydd where Ukrainian troops are being trained by British, Canadian and Lithuanian forces. Mr Stoltenberg called the training “an important example of how the United Kingdom is a highly valued NATO ally, making a real difference”.

He added: “I am confident that this will make a difference on the battleground”. At Lydd, the Secretary General also met Ukrainian troops and praised them for their commitment and bravery as they continue to push back against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war of aggression. Since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, NATO Allies including the UK, US, Canada and Türkiye have provided training for thousands of Ukrainian personnel.

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