NATO vows to aid Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’

  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference at the NATO headquarters, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in Brussels, ahead of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs taking place on Nov. 29 and 30 in Bucharest, Romania. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

  • Flags of NATO members fly outside the NATO headquarters, ahead of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg holding a press conference at the NATO headquarters, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in Brussels. Stoltenberg will brief the media ahead of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which will take place on 29 and 30 November 2022 in Bucharest, Romania. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

BRUSSELS — NATO is determined to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia for “as long as it takes” and will help the war-wracked country transform its armed forces into a modern army up to Western standards, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg vowed on Friday.