NATO-Ukraine relations

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NATO’s relations with Ukraine

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

NATO believes that a sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. NATO and Ukraine’s partnership dates back to 1997 and has, since then, developed into one of the most substantive of NATO’s partnerships. The formal basis for NATO-Ukraine relations is the 1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, which established the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC), and the Declaration to Complement the Charter signed in 2009. Over time, NATO and Ukraine have reinforced political dialogue and practical cooperation through Ukraine’s Annual National Programme. In the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, they have been intensifying this cooperation.

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Secretary General stresses NATO’s solidarity with Ukraine

Secretary General stresses NATO’s solidarity with Ukraine

29 Jan. 2015

In talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Thursday (29 January 2015), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO would continue its strong political and practical support for Ukraine. He also expressed concern about the recent escalation of violence in the country. “We are very much concerned about the situation and also by the continued support of Russia to the separatists,” the Secretary General said.

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NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

26 Jan. 2015

We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The meeting was held at Ukraine's request.

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NATO Secretary General statement on the attack on Mariupol

NATO Secretary General statement on the attack on Mariupol

24 Jan. 2015

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire. The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has cost the lives of at least 20 civilians, and injured many more.

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