US President, NATO Secretary General discussed situation in eastern Ukraine

US President, NATO Secretary General discussed situation in eastern Ukraine

US President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone conversation on Sunday evening, where they, in particular, discussed the escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine.

This has been stated in a report by the press office of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Ukrinform reports.

“They reviewed progress on the fight against terrorism and on NATO defence spending, and stressed the need for continued efforts to ensure fair burden-sharing among all NATO Allies. They also discussed the uptick in violence in eastern Ukraine, and prospects for a peaceful settlement,” reads the report.

At the same time, the Secretary General reminded about NATO's consistent policy of strong defence and dialogue with Russia.

“The Secretary General and President Trump looked forward to the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels in late May to discuss these issues,” according to the report.


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