NATO-Ukraine relations

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NATO’s relations with Ukraine

NATO’s relations with Ukraine

The Allies believe that a sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. Relations date back to the early 1990s and have since developed into one of the most substantive of NATO’s partnerships. Since 2014, in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, cooperation has been intensified in critical areas.

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Statement by acting NATO spokesperson on the situation in eastern Ukraine

Statement by acting NATO spokesperson on the situation in eastern Ukraine

19 Aug. 2015

Today, NATO Allies discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine. Allies expressed their serious concern about the recent sharp escalation of violence.

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NATO Defence Ministers express strong support for Ukraine

NATO Defence Ministers express strong support for Ukraine

25 Jun. 2015

Allied Defence Ministers reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine in a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Thursday (25 June 2015). In their talks with Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, the ministers discussed the security situation in Ukraine, and reviewed NATO’s assistance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that Ukraine continues to be “faced with heavily-armed separatists, supported, trained and equipped by Russia,” and is also undertaking reforms despite a serious economic crisis. “Ukraine is making progress against all these challenges, and this is remarkable,” he said.

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Deputy Secretary General addresses the 8th Kyiv Security Forum

Deputy Secretary General addresses the 8th Kyiv Security Forum

28 May. 2015

“Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea marked the first time since the Second World War that one European nation took part of another by force. In doing so, Russia has undermined decades of work by the international community to create a Europe that is whole, free and at peace. NATO will never accept or recognize the annexation of Crimea. The full implementation of the Minsk agreements represents the best hope for peace, and I urge all parties to do everything in their power to meet their commitments,” said NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, in his address to the 8th Kyiv Security Forum on Thursday (28 May 2015). The Kyiv Security Forum is an annual event where government officials, representatives of international organizations and opinion formers meet to discuss current security issues related to the Black Sea region and Europe.

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