‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


DAILY COURIER – Former US Ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter has expressed his concern at the amount of military aid coming to Ukraine from NATO countries.


“It’s surprising that the alliance led by the US has not done more so far in terms of anti-drone and anti-missile defences,” Hunter said while speaking to Al Jazeera from Washington, DC.


Hunter said that it had been obvious throughout autumn that when winter came, even though the Ukrainians would continue to fight a “valiant fight”, Russia would try to gain an advantage by targeting the sources of power and heat in Ukraine.


In response to Ukraine’s foreign minister’s earlier appeal at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Bucharest, Hunter said, “Faster, faster, faster, has to mean immediately, not something to be talked about and maybe done in a few months.”


The former US envoy said that steps could have been taken to counter the destruction Russia was doing in Ukraine instead of just repairing the damage.


“The US and the NATO, quite frankly, are failing Ukraine.”