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Armenia: NATO's support for Ukraine threatens to involve other countries in conflict - CSTO secretary general02:32

Armenia: NATO's support for Ukraine threatens to involve other countries in conflict - CSTO secretary general

Armenia, Yerevan
November 23, 2022 at 13:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Stanislav Zas claimed that NATO's support for Ukraine threatens to widen the conflict, during the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defence Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of CSTO Security Councils on Wednesday in Yerevan.

"Massive support to Ukraine by the North Atlantic alliance and other states threatens to widen the conflict, also by involving other states in it," Zas stated.

The CSTO Secretary General also noted that "NATO is increasing its military contingents and improving its military infrastructure in the Eastern European region, pushing it closer to the western borders of the CSTO zone of responsibility."

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday that 10 countries had announced new military and financial aid packages for Ukraine.

"In the previous ten days alone, ten countries announced new military support packages or financial contributions to Ukraine: the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Finland, France, and Sweden. Most of these countries, as well as Australia, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and some other partners continued to implement previously announced defence assistance packages," Kuleba said.

On Tuesday, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that the US had decided to give Kiev an additional 4.5 billion dollars in budget aid.

"These payments will bring the total amount of direct US budget support to Ukraine to 13 billion dollars, all in the form of grants," the statement said.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.

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Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Stanislav Zas claimed that NATO's support for Ukraine threatens to widen the conflict, during the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defence Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of CSTO Security Councils on Wednesday in Yerevan.

"Massive support to Ukraine by the North Atlantic alliance and other states threatens to widen the conflict, also by involving other states in it," Zas stated.

The CSTO Secretary General also noted that "NATO is increasing its military contingents and improving its military infrastructure in the Eastern European region, pushing it closer to the western borders of the CSTO zone of responsibility."

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday that 10 countries had announced new military and financial aid packages for Ukraine.

"In the previous ten days alone, ten countries announced new military support packages or financial contributions to Ukraine: the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Finland, France, and Sweden. Most of these countries, as well as Australia, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and some other partners continued to implement previously announced defence assistance packages," Kuleba said.

On Tuesday, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that the US had decided to give Kiev an additional 4.5 billion dollars in budget aid.

"These payments will bring the total amount of direct US budget support to Ukraine to 13 billion dollars, all in the form of grants," the statement said.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.