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NATO-Ukraine relations

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

Over time, Ukraine has reinforced political dialogue and practical cooperation with NATO and, since Russia’s illegal military intervention in Crimea, NATO and Ukraine have been intensifying this cooperation. NATO supports a range of initiatives in Ukraine, while Ukraine contributes to NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and in 2013 became the first partner country to contribute to the NATO-led counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield. 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.

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NATO Secretary General condemns entry of Russian convoy into Ukraine

22 Aug. 2014

I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia. It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists.

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NATO stands by Ukraine, Secretary General says in Kiev

07 Aug. 2014

NATO stands by Ukraine and is looking to strengthen its partnership with the country at the Alliance’s summit in Wales next month, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during a visit to Kiev on Thursday (7 August 2014). “NATO’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is unwavering. Our partnership is long-standing. It’s strong, and in response to Russia’s aggression, NATO is working even more closely with Ukraine to reform its armed forces and defence institutions,” he said.

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NATO Secretary General, British Prime Minister, SACEUR discuss Ukraine crisis

04 Aug. 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the Alliance’s collective security with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Gen. Philip Breedlove at Allied Command Operations headquarters in Mons, Belgium on Monday (4 August 2014). The Secretary General said that NATO “stands determined” to defend all Allies against any threat. “We are at a crucial point in history: as we remember the devastation of World War One, our peace and security are once again being tested, now by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. And the criminal downing of Flight MH17 has made clear that a conflict in one part of Europe can have tragic consequences around the world,” he said.

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Living without fear (Part 2)

14 Nov. 2012

Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. They are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme to destroy these military leftovers, with an impact on the population and local industries. 

  • Play audio Living without fear (Part 2)

    14 Nov. 2012

    Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. They are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme to destroy these military leftovers, with an impact on the population and local industries. 

  • Play audio Living without fear (Part 1)

    12 Nov. 2012

    Millions of weapons and tonnes of ammunition are stored in Ukraine. Unserviceable and unused, they are a daily threat to people’s lives. NATO has set up a programme for the destruction of these military leftovers.

  • Play audio NATO Secretary General - Doorstep statement to the media - 2 March 2014

    02 Mar. 2014

    Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the meetings of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission