The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) today presented plans to establish a military aid fund of up to $100 billion over five years for Ukraine.

The proposal, discussed by the foreign ministers of NATO member countries, aims to strengthen the country’s security in the face of the challenges faced, as reported by the Financial Times.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was responsible for presenting the measure, aiming to protect the mechanism against possible political changes.

If approved, the proposal would also allow the alliance to take control of the US-led Ramstein group and manage the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine for the first time since the Russian invasion in 2022.

This initiative comes at a time when President Joe Biden’s government is facing difficulties in obtaining Congressional approval of a US$60 billion bilateral military support package for Ukraine. The proposal is seen as a crucial move amid security concerns in the region.

Before the meeting to discuss the proposal, Poland and Latvia expressed their support for Stoltenberg’s plan. “I believe it is a very good proposal. Ukraine needs our continued and unchanging help,” said Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins.

Furthermore, Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen stated that Helsinki supports any initiatives that provide more sustained support for Kiev, according to the “FT”.

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