REUTERS

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg has said NATO and its Allies will deliver secure communications equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the end of this year.

"NATO provides Ukraine with strong political and practical support. This includes around 40 million euros pledged by Allies for NATO-Ukraine Trust Funds," he said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels.

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"One such Trust Fund is helping Ukraine improve command and control, and communications. And today I told President Poroshenko that we will deliver secure communications equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the end of this year," Stoltenberg said.

"We are also supporting Ukraine to improve its naval capabilities, logistics and cyber defence," he said.