NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses Kyiv Security Forum

  • 13 Apr. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 13 Apr. 2018 12:39

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller underscored the Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine during a two-day visit to Kyiv this week. Addressing the Kyiv Security Forum on Friday (13 April 2018), Gottemoeller welcomed Ukraine’s progress on its reform agenda and stressed the importance of sharing experience and best practices in countering hybrid warfare.

The Deputy Secretary General explained the steps NATO is taking to better deter and defend against hybrid or asymmetric threats. “We must be more aware and alert, we must be resilient to attacks and we must be ready to respond,” she said. Gottemoeller also addressed Russia’s attempts to undermine international law and welcomed Ukraine’s solidarity with NATO Allies in responding to the Salisbury attack.

During her visit to Kyiv, the Deputy Secretary General met with Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Minister of Education and Science Lilia Hrynevych, Deputy Minister of Defence General Anatoliy Petrenko and other senior officials. Later today, she will meet with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostyantyn Yeliseyev.