NATO chief calls for discussion on restrictions for arms supplied to Ukraine

By Thomson Reuters May 30, 2024 | 8:33 AM

PRAGUE (Reuters) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said ‘the time has come’ for members of the military alliance to re-consider some of the restrictions attached to the use of weapons they supplied to Ukraine in support of the country’s fight against Russia.

Western countries appeared increasingly divided in recent weeks on whether or not the Ukrainian military should be allowed to strike targets on Russian soil.

Some of Ukraine’s allies argued this is part of legitimate self-defence against an invasion, while others voiced fears it could drag the West into the conflict.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten, writing by Tassilo Hummel)