The NATO Secretary General announced on Tuesday that the Alliance had invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to participate in the Alliance Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July. “This shows our long-term commitment to Ukraine,” said Jens Stoltenberg.
“We are looking forward to meeting Zelensky at our July summit in Vilnius,” Stoltenberg said after the meeting of foreign ministers FOR THIS with the participation of the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kuleba.
At a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Tuesday, the foreign ministers of the NATO member states reaffirmed their strong support for Ukraine.
NATO is working on a multi-year initiative on Ukraine
Jens Stoltenberg noted that alliance members will develop a multi-year initiative to help ensure Ukraine deterrence and defence, move from Soviet-era equipment and doctrines to NATO standards, and increase interoperability with NATO. “This shows our long-term commitment to Ukraine and brings Ukraine closer to the Euro-Atlantic family,” he said. Allied Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba they also discussed the continuation of reforms in Ukraine.
Stoltenberg stated that NATO allies are already providing significant support, “but more is urgently needed.” “We must deliver on what has already been promised in terms of training and heavy armament, and continue to increase the production of weapons and ammunition,” the secretary general of the alliance pointed out.
It was the first meeting she attended Finland as a full member of NATO.
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