NATO aware of political, practical significance of Crimea Platform – Deputy Secretary General

[NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea] Geoana stated that NATO shares the position of not recognizing the temporary occupation of Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Crimea Platform is an important tool to keep the Crimean issue on the agenda of the international community, he said.

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[Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksiy] Danilov said Ukraine would continue its strategic course for gaining full membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance….

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Geoana also praised the contribution of the National Security and Defence Council to the development of the security and defence sector, noting that this year’s NATO summit in Brussels decided to hold annual meetings of security officials, and Poland had already proposed holding the first meeting on its territory.