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Stoltenberg urges South Korea to allow direct arms exports to Ukraine

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January 30,2023 431
Stoltenberg urges South Korea to allow direct arms exports to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday asked South Korea to reconsider its rule on not exporting weapons to countries in conflict, so it could help arm Ukraine in repelling Russia’s invasion, CNN reports.

“Several NATO allies who had as a policy never to export weapons to countries in conflict have changed that policy now,” Stoltenberg said, citing Germany, Norway and NATO applicant Sweden as those which have changed their arms export policies to help Ukraine.

“After the brutal invasion of Ukraine, these countries changed their policy because they realized that when you are facing a brutal invasion where a big power – Russia – invades another one in a blatant way as we have seen in Ukraine, if we believe in freedom, if we believe in democracy, if we don’t want autocracy and tyranny to win, then they [Ukraine] need weapons,” the NATO secretary general stressed.

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