BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) – The United States will send new weapons systems to Ukraine, US Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said on Thursday after agreeing with his NATO counterparts to an acceleration of arms deliveries to Kyiv to face the Russian offensive.
While Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kouleba urged Westerners to end administrative delays, Antony Blinken said the United States and 30 other countries were sending weapons to Ukraine and that this process would continue. intensify.
“We’re not going to let anything stand in the way of providing Ukrainians with what they need and what we think works,” the US secretary of state said, referring to “new systems” hitherto never provided by NATO, without saying more.
According to Alliance diplomats, part of that means helping Ukraine modernize its Soviet-era arsenal.
(Report Robin Emmott, with William James; French version Jean Terzian, edited by Bertrand Boucey)