White House's Sullivan outlines plans to strengthen NATO support for Ukraine

Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Switzerland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan outlined a series of measures to strengthen U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine on Tuesday, as leaders of the military alliance gathered in Washington for a summit.

NATO will announce in the coming days a new military command in Germany led by a three-star general for training and equipping Ukrainian troops, and appoint a senior representative in Kyiv to deepen Ukraine's relationship with the alliance, Sullivan told a conference on the defense industry sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Sullivan said NATO is committed to standing with Ukraine in the long term as it battles Russian invaders.

"(Russian President Vladimir) Putin cannot divide us. He cannot outlast us. He cannot weaken us. And Ukraine, not Russia, will prevail," Sullivan said.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Doina Chiacu)