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.
The Secretary General reaffirmed NATO’s strong support for Ukraine and thanked Kyiv for pursuing an ambitious reform agenda in the defence and security sector. He also expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the OSCE paramedic killed and those wounded in the explosion in eastern Ukraine on Sunday (23 April). He said that the incident underscored the need for the Minsk Agreements to be implemented in full. Allied ambassadors reiterated this message, stressing the importance of guaranteeing safety and freedom of movement for OSCE monitors. Allies also encouraged Ukraine to take reforms forward to strengthen its defence forces and democratic institutions, and tackle corruption.