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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said Ukraine is defending NATO's eastern flank even without membership in the Alliance.

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"We're actually, whether you like it or not, defending your eastern flank," he said at NATO Engages Afternoon Sessions in London on December 3, 2019.

"We are failing as Ukraine, as [representatives of] Ukraine's foreign affairs, to explain to the rest of you who are not Ukrainians what is real threat to all of you. We have 14,000 people dead, just because they [Russians] decided to impose their political system," Prystaiko said.

As reported earlier, a two-day meeting of NATO leaders dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance kicked off in London on December 3, 2019.