“Portugal will make an extraordinary contribution to the
comprehensive assistance package, which is a NATO package for non-lethal
support and, therefore, which will also be dedicated to restoring Ukraine's
energy capacity. And today we gave the indication that we will go ahead with an extraordinary contribution of one million euros”, he announced.
João Gomes Cravinho was speaking to journalists on the
sidelines of the North Atlantic Council meeting that brings together NATO
Foreign Affairs ministers at the Palace of Parliament, in the Romanian capital.
Asked whether Portugal will help Ukraine with generators or
other types of material that will help restore the country's energy system and
fight winter - which according to NATO is being used by the Russian president
as a "weapon of war" - Cravinho replied that this possibility is
being studied, but stressed that "there is currently a generalized
shortage in the market of generators due to the high demand, precisely to face
the destruction caused by Russia".
“With regard to military support, it is constant. Portugal
is constantly reviewing its possibilities and throughout the duration of the
war we will certainly reinforce our support”, he underlined.