Deputy Secretary General meets Ukraine's Acting Chief of Mission to NATO

  • 14 Jul. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Jul. 2016 15:10

Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow discussed recent developments in NATO-Ukraine relations with Ukraine’s Acting Chief of Mission Yehor Bozhok on Thursday (14 July 2016).

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow meets with Yehor Bozhok, Acting Chief of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO

They discussed the outcome of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the Warsaw Summit on 9 July, which brought Allied leaders together with President Poroshenko. At the Summit, Allies reaffirmed their firm support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and encouraged the government to continue implementing reforms. Allies endorsed a Comprehensive Assistance Package to support reforms in key areas, notably in the security and defence sector, and to help Ukraine better provide for its own security.  

The Deputy Secretary General also briefed Mr. Bozhok on the NATO-Russia Council of 13 July, at which the crisis in and around Ukraine was discussed. Ambassador Vershbow underlined that Allies and Russia have profound and persistent disagreements on the crisis. He stressed that Allies expressed firm support for Ukraine, and for a peaceful, negotiated settlement of the conflict, as well as the immediate need to sustain a comprehensive ceasefire at the line of contact.