Biden calls NATO summit in Madrid ‘historic’

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US President Joe Biden called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid “historic”, citing the decision to invite Finland and Sweden into the military alliance.

“This summit was to strengthen our alliance, face the challenges of our world as it is today and the threats we will face in the future,” he said.

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Biden also addressed how the alliance is looking to address “the direct threats that Russia poses to Europe” and the “systematic challenges that China poses.”

“The last time NATO drafted a new mission statement was 12 years ago. At that time, she characterized Russia as a partner, and did not even mention China. The world has changed – it has changed a lot since then. And NATO is changing At this summit, we gathered our alliances to address both the direct threats Russia poses to Europe and the systemic challenges China poses to a rules-based world order,” he said.

UK to provide BRL 7.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine

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The United Kingdom will provide an additional 1 billion pounds (R$7.6 billion in current values) in military support to Ukraine, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit on Thursday. (30).

“Putin’s brutality continues to claim Ukrainian lives and threatens peace and security across Europe,” Johnson said.

“UK weapons, equipment and training are transforming Ukraine’s defenses against this attack. And we will continue to support the Ukrainian people to ensure that Putin fails in Ukraine.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Johnson on Twitter for announcing additional assistance to Ukraine.

“I am grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allocating an additional £1.2 billion for security assistance to Ukraine. Spain [onde ocorre a cúpula da Otan] is our true friend and strategic partner. We appreciate the leadership’s consistent support for Ukraine in combating Russian aggression,” Zelensky wrote.

Thursday’s announcement brings total UK military support since the start of the war to 2.3 billion pounds. [R$ 14, 6 bilhões] — more than any other country besides the United States, according to the statement.

Source: CNN Brasil

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