Ukraine war: NATO urges allies to boost defence spending

Ukraine war: NATO urges allies to boost defence spending

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on the alliance’s member states to invest more in defence spending as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues.
“It is obvious that we need to spend more,” Stoltenberg said after a meeting with NATO defence ministers in Brussels.
He added that member states should commit to spending a minimum of two percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on defence. NATO leaders agreed in 2014 to move towards meeting that spending target within a decade.
Jens Stoltenberg made the plea on the second day of a NATO summit in Brussels.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Brussels.

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  1. Melida Reichert on May 3, 2023 at 3:33 am

    A lot of countries still don’t provide Ukraine with weapons that they wished to give. We have the great example with HIMARS. Thanks to them Ukraine stopped the logistic of Russian army

  2. Marta on May 3, 2023 at 3:36 am

    the whole modern world helps Ukraine as best they can!
    It’s time to stop barbaric Russia.
    Ukraine will win!

  3. Thersa Williamson on May 3, 2023 at 3:37 am

    The Ukrainian military has shown a high level of proficiency in Western weaponry. It is important that Ukraine be provided with all necessary weapons, with which it will regain the occupied territories.

  4. Darius on May 3, 2023 at 3:38 am

    So much loss of life, time, resources and money. All for the greater ego.

  5. Mr Ñ on May 3, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Kick out 🇹🇷🦃💩🕋 from NATO
    I even prefer Russia in NATO ☦️🇷🇺

  6. Ashley Paucek on May 3, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Of course, more money will be required to defeat Russia …
    but in the end, the defeat of the Putin regime will save all countries a lot more money and effort.

  7. Boonray Pipatchol on May 3, 2023 at 3:43 am

    .. Plug.. Off,…. Putin….

    Plug.. Off.

  8. Devanir Filho on May 3, 2023 at 3:44 am

    The future balance of NATO and also the security of the entire West will depend on Ukraine’s victory in this war. Therefore, sending all the weapons requested by Zelensky is imperative. Ukrainian soldiers have already proven to be intelligent and heroic in this war, they are able to learn to use the most modern vehicles, fighters and weapons in a very short time. These state-of-the-art weapons will allow the great turning point in this war.
    It is important to remember that this billionaire investment by the West will have its return in the long term, but in a doubled way.
    Russia, after losing this war, will have to depose the dictator Putin, because his generals will not allow him to commit the madness of taking this conflict to the nuclear level.
    And conspiracy is not lacking in the Kremlin. After this war, Russia will have to compensate the West for the war damage caused not only to Ukraine but to the entire free and democratic world.

  9. Pauly on May 3, 2023 at 3:45 am

    They will do anything to control there global white supremacists hold on this world and the people of color.

  10. L on May 3, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Research which countries have been starting wars in other countries… they’re the same ones talking about human rights and democracy needed in other countries.. except their own… Wake up. Its all lies. its imperialism. Praying everyone wakes up.

  11. Melida Reichert on May 3, 2023 at 3:46 am

    How long does we see how Russian army leaves Ukraine but our military techniques haven’t come yet? Now is the best time to stop this terror forever. Why we don’t work ?

  12. james hermes on May 3, 2023 at 3:48 am

    What this NATO big mouth needs is a good pair of running shoes.

  13. Super Nova on May 3, 2023 at 3:48 am

    Unconditional right to stop our own life medically whenever we want for all adults, my body my choice. Unconditional

  14. جَگولي فَگولي on May 3, 2023 at 3:49 am

    اونقدر سلاح بفرستيد تا هيچ مرد اوكرايني باقي نماند و زمين سوخته اوكراين خالي از امكانات بشود. آفرين بر اوكراين دوستي شما 👏🏻

  15. maghambor on May 3, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Russia has succeeded in uniting the the west and for key nations to cut energy and economic ties with them. And now they’re arming. This goes against any plan Moscow possibly could have hatched, and it plays against China too. I imagine the leaders in Beijing are displeased with the consequences of Russias wreckless actions. Long-term, however, China might gain a very loyal vassal who simply don’t have anyone else of significance to trade with. Russian’s might find themselves governed from Moscow in name only.

  16. Alex Ferdinansyah on May 3, 2023 at 3:51 am

    they termed it "defense" spending, it’s actually "offence" spending. White people are really the master of passive-aggressive.

  17. Recalcitrant Recidivist on May 3, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Why is there nobody in power talking about peace? Nobody!

  18. Ocean Wave on May 3, 2023 at 3:52 am

    As a non-westerner, I can’t avoid having the impression that NATO, led by the US, is ganging up to beat up the world, especially China. Imagine France (or any NATO member) militarily interefered into a country, e.g. in Africa, then this country would retaliate, then France would drag the whole NATO block into beating that country…

  19. Recalcitrant Recidivist on May 3, 2023 at 3:52 am

    Funny how Zelensky’s begging bowl is impossible to fill eh! Where’s it all going?

  20. Andrew Nazar on May 3, 2023 at 3:52 am

    Stop saying that giving arms to Ukraine will kill more people, or that Ukraine needs to negotiate. There are only two possible scenarios:
    (1) Ukraine looses and millions of Ukrainians die in concentration camps as it was during the Soviet Union times. Just read the history of Holodomor, and how russians whipped out 4.5 millions of Ukrainians. The only way to stop this is by providing enough arms to Ukraine, so that history doesn’t repeat again.
    (2) Ukraine continues to fight and push russians out. Ukrainians will keep on fighting with or without the Western support. They simply have no choice. But fighting without sufficient arms means tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers will die. Again, the only way to minimize Ukrainian losses is by providing enough arms.
    In either case, more tanks, long range missiles, and airplanes will save Ukrainian lives and push the invaders out.

  21. Thersa Williamson on May 3, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Ukraine must win this war and we must rally around Ukraine and support it as much as possible. Because it is a war of the past against the future, a war of totalitarianism against democracy

  22. jack wody on May 3, 2023 at 3:55 am

    This senile old fart Stoltenberg is so disconnected from what 99.999% of the world wants, which is simply to live, work, raise families, and live in peace. So much push for more war when the world needs peace in order to face our collective problems like climate change and simply living better lives.

  23. Kenyatta Anderson on May 3, 2023 at 3:56 am

    NATO member countries should seize and use russian assets that russian oligarchs have been smuggling out of Russia for decades.
    This will be a good investment in NATO defense.

  24. Leisa Kovacek on May 3, 2023 at 3:58 am

    It is very important to increase military support now, because Russia is preparing an offensive, Ukraine needs tanks, aviation and other heavy weapons. Weapons are lives saved

  25. Chris on May 3, 2023 at 4:00 am

    We do not need more defense. We need proper governments to worry about their people. Sending money to a costly war is not helping anyone. Climate change and food scarcity are the real threats to democracy.

  26. Anh Conroy on May 3, 2023 at 4:00 am

    The Ukrainians are paying a very high price for their independence and for the freedom of all of Europe. We must support them with arms and financially.

  27. Awufi Yusuf on May 3, 2023 at 4:03 am


  28. L on May 3, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Demand the end of all wars now. Demand Peace. Save lives by stopping all the pollution caused by humans. Madness.
    Julian Assange says:
    "If wars can be started by lies.. Peace can be started by truth".
    The public are tricked into wars every time. Research.
    Welfare is needed.. not warfare.
    This is money making for the corrupt. . by stealing the public’s money.. other countries’ resources, money and murdering the poor in other countries and sacrificing their own citizens too. .
    Those demanding wars and weapons aren’t fighting the wars. Those fighting wars don’t want to.. and are risking they’re lives fir others greed. Nothing else. It’s sick. It’s killing the planet too.

  29. Orval Prosacco on May 3, 2023 at 4:03 am

    The West and NATO must understand that there is no time to think now. We need to send weapons as quickly as possible, otherwise, this war will drag on for years. No one needs it.

  30. Mike Smith on May 3, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 385 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 208 helicopters, 3,121 unmanned aerial vehicles, 404 surface-to-air missile systems, 7,859 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,019 multiple rocket launchers, 4,091 field artillery guns and mortars and 8,377 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine

  31. Francisco Francesco on May 3, 2023 at 4:04 am

    What about negociating peace? Isn’t that cheaper?

  32. Janina K on May 3, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Might be an idea to defend critical infrastructure from other Nato members after US seemingly blowing up Nordstream pipeline.

  33. Fenrir Howling on May 3, 2023 at 4:06 am

    WARLORDS WAR CRIMINALS TYRANNY TYRANNY MODERN DAY NAZI’S & drug WARLORDS led terrorism act to land theft expansion to recolonized f Marches on. thieves/PIRATES to RAPES CULTURAISM f too

  34. Piotr Proszewski on May 3, 2023 at 4:06 am

    This is The end of Russia

  35. Zino on May 3, 2023 at 4:07 am

    nato is not working on how to help higher cost of living here in Europe but talking about more money for war

  36. Ali Bala Abdullahi on May 3, 2023 at 4:07 am

    NATO already lost this war

  37. Ken Fu on May 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    this american puppet stoltenberg promised the afghan nation to never leave afghanistan there is a briefing about this a video on youtube the afghans kicked this american nato war criminals out. the same will happening in ukraine nato and america will not win in that country

  38. George Ifeanyi on May 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I just don’t get it! before this dangerous battle what the Russian president ask from NATO is simple, "if we can’t join you, give us the guarantee that our security is fine, but they refused, now they have turn not only Ukraine but the whole world into a mess and they continue to do so

  39. Kath Ev on May 3, 2023 at 4:10 am

    It’s not military budget if it’s going to Ukraine. It’s welfare budget.

  40. Thersa Williamson on May 3, 2023 at 4:10 am

    The turning point in this war began with the supply of Western weapons, against which the Russian army is unable to defend itself.

  41. Norman Stallion on May 3, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Boost military budget for WW3? Like NATO, Russia has its own allies, which are militarily powerful and economically influential to the world.

  42. Politically Honest on May 3, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Russia should just send several "nuka cola" and everything will be over.

  43. Asaye Worku on May 3, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Death for NATO

  44. Marvelous Marvin on May 3, 2023 at 4:17 am

    If NATO full support in the first day of war sent their strong weapons coz russian in the first place they act terrorist not a war they gave russian to rebuild now they hard to end it up

  45. Oklahoma 123 on May 3, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Ukraine was lost . RUSSIA will flatten Norway, stoltenberg NATO led by USA !

  46. Fenrir Howling on May 3, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Modern day NAZI’S EUROPEAN/UK f or irrelevant apartheid NAZI’S Zionists north ATLANTIC terrorism act to DRUGS WARLORDS to TYRANNY, brutality to same oppressive REGIME’S Marches on. thieves/PIRATES too. Endless human women’s animal child rights abusers to migrants abusers to rape CULTURAISM f too.

  47. Fenrir Howling on May 3, 2023 at 4:25 am

    DESPERATELY hit list Marches on. RUSSIA/CHINA REGIME’S change as usual..
    Greater Pakistan/Kashmir etc or lol. Or RINSE/REPEATS as usual & successful economic only too.

  48. Diaz Virdani on May 3, 2023 at 4:28 am

    *Russia🇷🇺 still occupied oblast Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Crimea.*
    Russia must end occupation & peace!!

  49. Тимофей Тимофеев on May 3, 2023 at 4:28 am

    The great helmsman, the President of the Republic of Belarus, dear comrade, Father Alexander Gennadievich Lukashenko said. The US has put Europe on all fours and is raping it.

  50. Anderson Langosh on May 3, 2023 at 4:32 am

    It’s the right thing to do obviously. This war is a very dangerous situation not only for Ukraine, but frankly for the whole Europe if not the whole world. Yes, Ukraine is interested in ending this war the most, because for them this war is existential. But in reality every single democratic state (especially in Europe) should be invested in aiding Ukraine to stop this war as soon as possible. Kremlin will not stop on capturing Ukraine and countries like Poland knew that they’re next. That’s why it’s in our best interest to increase the military aid now so that we won’t need to pay even more with the lives of our people later.