“Continued progress on reforms and political stability is essential to building strong and democratic, and stable Ukraine. And I urge you to continue on this path. This will be good for Ukraine and good for European security,” said Stoltenberg.

According to the NATO chief, during the talks the parties discussed the issues of enhancing partnership between Ukraine and NATO.

Read alsoStoltenberg: Putin's statement underlines Russia's special responsibilityStoltenberg reassured that NATO and the Bloc’s allies will continue to provide practical support for Ukraine. Out trust funds are helping Ukraine modernize its command and control; cyber, logistics capabilities… We are advising  the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and the General Staff,” said Stoltenberg.

Ukraine has shown commitment in implementing ambitious reforms,” the NATO chief said.