KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Ukraine for the first time since Russia invaded last year, an alliance official said Thursday.

“The NATO Secretary General is in Ukraine. We will release more information as soon as possible,” said an alliance official, who asked not to be named in accordance with NATO procedures.

Stoltenberg had been to kyiv before the war, but this is his first visit during the hostilities and underscores the alliance’s long-standing commitments in defense of Ukraine’s independence.


Lorne Cook in Brussels contributed to this report.

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