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NATO summit to take place in Ukraine soon

The international partners in Ukraine believe that it will be a good move for supporting Ukraine in counteraction of Russian aggression
08:26, 16 February 2019

Presidential Administration press office

The meeting of the NATO Council will take place in Ukraine soon. The press-service of the President of Ukraine reports this.

According to the report, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg within the framework of Munich security conference in Germany on February, 15.

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The parties separately discussed the ways of strengthening Ukraine's cooperation with the Alliance, in particular with a view to increasing the capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy.

“In this context, the parties noted the significance of the anticipated visit to Ukraine of the North Atlantic Council of NATO, which should also demonstrate the continued support of the Alliance for Ukraine in countering Russia's aggression”, - the report said.

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Stoltenberg has also told about the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, during which he, in particular, urged Russia to release Ukrainian sailors.

Earlier today, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed with Chief Negotiator and Head of the Taskforce of the EC for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union, in particular in the context of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

The President of Ukraine has informed Barnier on the developments in Donbas and the failure of Russia to comply with the Minsk agreements. The President urged him to support the introduction of a new "Azov package" of EU sanctions against Moscow.

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