Asked if Portugal is willing to provide more military equipment to Ukraine, after the NATO secretary general warned, upon arrival for the meeting, that the country “has an urgent need” for more military support and said he hoped that the allies reach an agreement in this regard, Gomes Cravinho confirmed that it is planned to send more material, “whether defensive or offensive”, that is, “protective material and also offensive material”, namely weapons and ammunition.

“Portugal has been supporting Ukraine. It has already sent more than 60, 70 tonnes of war material to Ukraine and will send more in the near future”, he said, confirming that the material to be sent will be of the same type, as “it is the material that Portugal has to be able to place in the hands of the Ukrainians”.