NATO member states' leaders to discuss situation in Ukraine, Minsk implementation

20:58, 29 November 2019
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"I am certain that also the situation in Ukraine and the efforts to implement the Minsk agreements will be part of the discussions in London. We welcome the efforts of Allies and the Normandy Format to try to make progress," he said at a press conference ahead of the Leaders' Meeting in London on December 3 and December 4.

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He recalled that he visited Ukraine with the North Atlantic Council not long ago. They went to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but they also went to Odesa where they saw how NATO was providing practical support to Ukraine, helping withbuilding its naval capabilities, especially the Naval Academy.

"And NATO will continue to provide practical and political support to Ukraine, at the same time as we support efforts to try to implement the Minsk agreements and find a sustainable, lasting political solution to the crisis in Ukraine," he said.

Separately, he said that the leaders of the state and government of the Alliance member countries in London will discuss issues related to Russia and the future of arms control.

"We will also discuss Russia, and the future of arms control. NATO Allies have been united in their response to Russia's aggressive actions. Our dual-track approach of defence and dialogue remains valid. And we continue to coordinate closely," he said.

He recalled that Allies had agreed that their response to Russia's breach of the INF Treaty would be defensive, measured and coordinated.

"And this will be an important part of our work for the months to come," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Stoltenberg continues urging Alliance member states to step up support for Ukraine.

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