The head of the Ukrainian permanent delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Servant of the People MP Yehor Cherniev, said this in a post on Facebook after a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Ukrinform reports.
"We had a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the depletion of weapons and ammunition for Ukraine in Western countries. Such a trend does exist, because no one was preparing for such a large-scale and intense war. But NATO is making every effort and using all available tools so that the flow of aid not only does not decrease, but also increases," Cherniev said.
According to him, NATO countries are conducting an audit and revision of all weapons and ammunition in order to find remnants in warehouses that can be sent to Ukraine. In addition, he noted that NATO, as an exception, allowed its members to not comply with the mandatory norms of availability of weapons and ammunition in order to transfer part of the intact stocks to Ukraine.
Chernev also added that NATO is negotiating with the world's largest arms manufacturers on long-term contracts, designed for months and years to come. He clarified that part of the manufactured weapons would be directed to replenish the arsenals of countries that have exhausted their reserves after their transfer to Ukraine, and part will be transferred directly to Ukraine.
"Therefore, no one is going to leave us, no matter how long the war lasts. NATO is ready to support us for as long as it takes. And this means that in the war of resources and the arms race, Russia will definitely lose. And we will win. There is no other option," Cherniev said.
Photo credit: Yehor Cherniev, Facebook