NATO Allies Skeptical About Stoltenberg’s $100 Billion Plan for Ukraine

The NATO chief's idea is to provide Ukraine with over $100 billion in military aid over five years, but it's unclear where the money will come from

NATO allies are seeking clarification about a proposal by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to provide Ukraine with over $100 billion in military aid over five years, POLITICO reported on Sunday.

The proposal is part of a plan to ensure long-term NATO support for Ukraine to tie the hands of a future American president who may want to wind down the war, known as “Trump-proofing,” although former President Trump backed House Speaker Mike Johnson as he advanced $61 billion in spending on the proxy war.

Stoltenberg first proposed the plan in April and wants the details worked out before NATO leaders hold a summit in Washington this July. But the POLITICO report said more allies are reserved about the plan as it’s unclear where the money will come from.

“The plan is a bit confusing,” an Eastern European official said. The official hopes Stoltenberg will provide more clarity during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Prague this Thursday and Friday. Another official expects the initial sum of money Stoltenberg proposed to be revised to a smaller figure.

POLITICO previously reported that one idea would involve the 32 members of the alliance contributing to the $100 billion fund at the same rate they contribute to the alliance’s budget. That would put most of the burden on the US since Washington pays for about two-thirds of NATO’s budget.

Stoltenberg and many NATO countries are determined to keep the proxy war going at all costs despite Ukraine having no chance of achieving victory on the battlefield.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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