President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Stuart Peach and the sides discussed escalation of the situation in the east of Ukraine as the President’s Office reported.
"We are grateful for NATO's serious interest in the situation in Ukraine, the east and the occupied Crimea. We are grateful to our partners for their constant support of our sovereignty and territorial integrity. Unfortunately, we really see complications now in the east of Ukraine, in Donbas. We really see an increase in the number of gunshots," Zelensky said.
According to Zelensky, Ukraine succeeded to reach the introduction of a stable ceasefire regime since July 27. However, the situation has aggravated since December and Ukraine lost over 20 military.
Besides, Ukraine’s President raised the issue of disinformation as a powerful tool in hybrid warfare.
On April 6, President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. During the conversation, the parties discussed the aggravation of the situation in Eastern Ukraine. He informed Stoltenberg about the transfer of Russian troops to the Ukrainian border.
Moreover, Zelenskiy urged NATO member states to pay more attention to security issues in the Black Sea and to strengthen their military presence in the Black Sea region.
As we reported, considering the movement of Russian troops not far from the border with Ukraine and the breaches of agreements on the ceasefire in Donbas, which became more frequent lately, NATO warned Moscow to abstain from any further escalation of the situation.