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Madrid has urged NATO and the EU not to repeat efforts in assisting Kyiv

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albarez, believes that NATO and the EU should avoid “repeating” efforts in providing assistance to Ukraine amid the alliance’s initiative to create a financial fund to support Kyiv. ⠀ As the diplomat said at

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albarez, thinks that NATO and the EU should prevent “repeating” efforts in helping Ukraine amid the alliance’s plan to establish a financial fund for supporting Kyiv.

As the diplomat stated at a meeting of the heads of foreign affairs of NATO countries in Brussels, Madrid backsensuring the predictability of fund transfers to Ukraine.

“We have to look at what is the best combination of support for Ukraine from all of us, what NATO should do, what the EU should do, what we should do bilaterally,” the minister added.

According to him, Spain supports the idea of avoiding “repeating” efforts between organizations.According to the diplomat,he remarked, “What we should under no circumstances do is duplicate efforts.


During the meeting in Brussels, it is expected that the heads of foreign affairs departments will discuss the establishment of a fund for supplying weapons to Kyiv over a period of five years.

On April 2, it was reported that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg would suggest creating a $100 billion fund at the alliance summit in the United States in July to cover arms supplies to Ukraine over five years, and to transfer the coordination of all military supplies to Kyiv from the United States to NATO control.

Stoltenberg’s proposals are intended to compensate Ukraine for NATO’s rejection of its membership bid. The Financial Times newspaper noted that this is likely to enable the United States to reduce its planned assistance to Ukraine from $60 billion to $16 billion.

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