“Our goal right now is just to reinforce Ukraine’s position on the ground through military aid, intelligence sharing, and financial support”
NATO countries remain firmly committed to supporting Ukraine through a difficult winter, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Mélanie Joly has told The Guardian.
“Russia isn’t at the negotiation table at all. And so our goal right now is just to reinforce Ukraine’s position on the ground through military aid, intelligence sharing, and financial support,” said Mélanie Joly. “Because when we do that, we’re actually reinforcing their position at the negotiation table. There will be a diplomatic solution eventually. That’s been the case in every single conflict. But we’re not there yet.”
Russia’s targeting of Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, particularly power plants, had only increased support from allies, Joly said.
“We need to make sure that Ukrainians are able to get through this difficult winter,” she stressed.