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25 Apr. 2017

Honouring Ukraine’s Invictus Team and children impacted by conflict

Members of the first-ever Ukrainian team for the international Invictus Games visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 April 2017. Their participation in the games is being supported by a NATO Trust Fund project on Medical Rehabilitation.

25 Apr. 2017

NATO-Ukraine Commission addresses Ukraine’s reform agenda

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (25 April 2017) for discussions on Ukraine’s reform agenda. In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Minister Klympush-Tsintsadze briefed Allies on Ukraine’s reform efforts and annual implementation plans.

7 Apr. 2017

Balakliya returns to normal life

As of 6 April 2017, Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams have cleared the territory of Balakliya town and 9 settlements in the vicinity. The contaminated area in and around Balakliya was reduced from 10 km to 1 km.

7 Apr. 2017

Deputy Secretary General: Ukraine is a valued NATO partner

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller reaffirmed the Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine in a speech on Thursday (6 April 2017). Speaking at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, she said a recent meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission underscored the Alliance’s ongoing and steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Deputy Secretary General said Ukraine is a valued NATO partner and that, “NATO does not, and will not, accept Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea. And we condemn Russia’s ongoing destabilization in eastern Ukraine.”

31 Mar. 2017

NATO and Japan provide Ukraine with rehabilitation pool for wounded soldiers

On Friday (31 March 2017), NATO, in collaboration with Japan, officially opened a new rehabilitation pool at the Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthesis Design, Prosthetic Building and Work Ability Rehabilitation in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The pool will assist Ukraine in improving its rehabilitation service for wounded and disabled servicemen and civilians. The delivery of the pool also marks the success of the first programme of NATO and Japanese cooperation in Ukraine.

9 Feb. 2017

NATO reaffirms its unwavering support for Ukraine

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of Ukraine to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (9 February 2017) for talks on the security situation and NATO’s support for Ukraine. Ms. Gottemoeller noted that she chaired a special meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Wednesday, at which every single Ally voiced strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. She expressed NATO’s concern at the recent spike in violence in and around Avdiivka, and condemned Russia’s continuing destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.

9 Jan. 2017

Reviewing progress on enhancing defence education in Ukraine

On 12-15 December 2016, a review was conducted of Ukraine’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with officers from six military educational institutions in Lviv, Odessa, Zhytomyr and Kyiv.

7 Dec. 2016

NATO Secretary General: ''Diplomacy only viable solution to Ukraine crisis.''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored the Alliance’s unwavering support for Ukraine following a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday (7 December 2016). The Secretary General warned that serious security problems are hindering progress toward a political settlement to the conflict. Mr Stoltenberg also stressed NATO’s enduring support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the country’s reform efforts.

5 Dec. 2016

Defence educators discuss hybrid warfare in Ukraine

The international conference “Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine – Outcomes and Recommendations for Europe and the World” took place in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland) on 23 and 24 November 2016. It was jointly organised by NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), four Polish and three Ukrainian universities.

15 Nov. 2016

NATO-Ukraine Commission discusses situation in eastern Ukraine

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and Allies welcomed Vadym Chernysh, Minister of Ukraine for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, to NATO Headquarters for the first time on Tuesday (15 November 2016). In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Minister Chernysh briefed Allies on the security situation in Ukraine, as well as the challenges faced by refugees and internally displaced people.

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