Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday, December 1, took part in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of the NATO foreign ministers, together with his Georgian counterpart.
The top diplomat stressed that the joint efforts of Ukraine and NATO Allies will help prevent Russia from going for further aggressive action, and suggested that the Allies take a number of concrete steps, including strengthening sanctions and helping Ukraine further develop its defense capabilities.
He thanked the Allies for their support of Ukraine and their readiness to help strengthen the country’s security, and stressed that reinforcing Ukraine and NATO’s eastern flank would be mutually beneficial.
Ukraine’s invitation to participate in a meeting of NATO’s supreme political body in Riga testifies to its importance as one of NATO’s closest partners and sends a powerful signal of support for Ukraine in resisting Russian aggression, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during a conversation with journalists in Riga.
“The Alliance has invited Ukraine and Georgia to this meeting as two closest NATO security partners. This is evidence of the importance of Ukraine and a powerful signal of support in countering Russian aggression. The meeting is also a good opportunity to inform partner ministers about the security situation along the Ukrainian border and in the occupied territories, as well as the relation between attempts at internal destabilization of Ukraine and attempts at another wave of external aggression,”