NATO Foreign Ministers reconfirm strong support for Ukraine
In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Tuesday (4 April 2023), Allied foreign ministers reaffirmed their strong support for Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that Allies will develop a multi-year initiative to help ensure Ukraine’s deterrence and defence, make the transition from Soviet-era equipment and doctrines to NATO standards, and increase interoperability with NATO.
“This demonstrates our long-term commitment to Ukraine and brings Ukraine closer to the Euro-Atlantic family,” he said. Allied ministers and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also discussed the importance of Ukraine’s continuing reforms. This was the first meeting attended by Finland as a full member of NATO, following their accession earlier in the day.