NATO supports Ukraine, demands return of Crimea – NATO Dpty Secretary General

NATO is together with Ukraine, we demand the return of Crimea, we reaffirm our readiness to support Ukraine in the fight for freedom,” [NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea] Geoana said at the founding summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv on Monday.

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“As Mr. Stoltenberg said at one time in front of the Verkhovna Rada, NATO is on the side of Ukraine, NATO seriously condemns and will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and we call on Russia to return control of the peninsula to Ukraine,” Geoana said.