NATO’s top official announced Thursday that its members will boost their defenses amid the Russia-Ukraine war, with some deploying more weapons.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, said at a press conference that several allies will be deploying chemical, nuclear and biological defenses to “reinforce our existing and new battle groups,” Olivia Gazis of CBS posted on Twitter.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

NATO Sending More Weapons
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said several NATO allies are sending more chemical and nuclear defenses in Ukraine. Above, Stoltenberg speaks with reporters at the Federal Foreign Office on March 17, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Gora – Pool/Getty Images)
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