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NATO to support Ukraine in case of Russia's continuous aggression

NATO Secretary-General has urged Russia to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and vessels captured in Kerch Strait again
13:45, 4 December 2018

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All the NATO states are ready to support Ukraine if Russian continues performing aggressive actions against it, as Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of the organization, said before the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of NATO member states, 112 Ukraine reported.

“All the NATO member states provide strong political and practical support to Ukraine. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but we support its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he noted answering the question of the journalists on whether Kyiv could expect aid from the Alliance if Russia performs an open attack.

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At the same time, Stoltenberg stressed that NATO is enhancing its presence in the Black Sea due to Russia’s aggression.

“Our battle groups are located in the eastern part of the North-Atlantic alliance,” he specified.

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Besides, Stoltenberg recalled that NATO member states help Ukraine to impede Russian aggression within the bilateral relationships, including through the military drills.

“We urge Russia to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and vessels captured in Kerch Strait,” he noted.

Related: Ukrainian diaspora in London protests against Russian aggression in Sea of Azov

Secretary-General added that NATO is concerned about the new Russian missile system which poses a threat to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as it might damage Europe.

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