Kremlin says NATO is now in a Cold War mindset: Report

A Russian government spokesperson claimed NATO is in a Cold War mindset Wednesday as the alliance marked its 75th anniversary, according to reporting from Reuters.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova added that NATO has no place in the “multipolar world” Russia hopes to lead.

“Today, in relations with Russia, the bloc has returned to Cold War settings,” she said, per the newswire’s translation.

NATO foreign affairs leaders met Wednesday in Brussels to discuss additional military aid for Ukraine against Russia and how to coordinate supply logistics with the country as it passed the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.

The leaders are considering a proposal that could see more stable, long-term assistance for Ukraine instead of short-term aid bundles.

“We strongly believe that support to Ukraine should be less dependent on short-term, voluntary offers and more dependent on long-term NATO commitments,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said at the meeting.

Ukrainian leaders have complained of dwindling supplies as the country struggles to push back a Russian advance.

President Biden is expected to endorse the plan, The Associated Press reported, which includes NATO taking over supply organization from the U.S. European Command and could see an additional $100 billion commitment to the country.

“The reason why we do this is the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine. It is serious,” Stoltenberg told reporters. “We see how Russia is pushing, and we see how they try to win this war by just waiting us out.”

The news comes as additional aid for Ukraine has largely been stalled in Congress. House Speaker Mike Johnson is expected to bring a GOP-backed deal to the floor when lawmakers return from Easter recess next week.

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