NATO foreign ministers debate Ukraine aid framework

Foreign ministers from across NATO have been wondering how they can support Ukraine over the long term. They are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the alliance.

The ministers have been cautious about how they provide aid to Ukraine, which is not a NATO member, but they agree on the need to put their support on a "firmer and more enduring basis."

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, "There is a unity of purpose. Today, allies have agreed to move forward with planning for a greater NATO role in coordinating security assistance and training."

Stoltenberg added that members will debate his proposal to provide military assistance of about 100 billion dollars over five years.

Hungarian leaders, however, worry that a more robust framework of support might shift the alliance from a defensive to an offensive coalition. Stoltenberg stressed that NATO is not -- and will never be -- a party to the conflict in Ukraine.

Still, he said the war has demonstrated how security is not just regional but "truly global." He added that "like-minded nations" need to stand together to defend the global order.

Stoltenberg said that North Korea, China and Iran are supporting Russia's aggression in different ways, so he believes members must "adapt" to ensure NATO continues to be "successful."