Commenting on Russia’s announcement of the military pullback from Kherson, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, “We have seen the announcement, but we will wait and see what actually happens on the ground,” a story on the NATO website reads.
“It is encouraging to see how the brave Ukrainian forces are able to liberate more Ukrainian territory. The victories, the gains they are making belong to the brave and courageous Ukrainian soldiers, but the support they receive from the United Kingdom and from NATO Allies is also essential,” he added.
Stoltenberg was speaking outside 10 Downing Street in London after talks with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, whom the NATO leader thanked for the United Kingdom’s “key contributions to NATO and its strong support to Ukraine,” which includes providing training to close to 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers over the last few years.
During the visit, the Secretary General also met Ukrainian troops and praised them for their commitment and bravery as they continue to push back against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war of aggression.