Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss security situation in Black Sea, Sea of Azov

Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss security situation in Black Sea, Sea of Azov

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, strengthening security in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and pressure on Russia to release captured sailors.

“Petro Poroshenko underscored the inalterability of the legally determined path of Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, which enjoys powerful support in Ukrainian society,” the press service of the Head of State reports.

The President expressed hope that the Allies would support the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine that is ready to start the implementation of the NATO Membership Action Plan even today. The parties emphasized the importance of the next NATO Summit in London for formalizing the Euro-Atlantic ambitions of Ukraine.

In addition, the importance of further development of practical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO was also underscored, primarily to enhance security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. In addition, the parties stressed the need for increased pressure on Russia to release the captured Ukrainian sailors.

The leaders also discussed the preparations for the visit of the North Atlantic Council representatives to Ukraine scheduled for July this year.

“Petro Poroshenko thanked Jens Stoltenberg for his consistent consolidated support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as practical assistance in strengthening the country's defense capability,” the press service reports.

Jens Stoltenberg praised the reforms in Ukraine carried out under the leadership of President Petro Poroshenko, including those that brought Ukraine closer to the NATO membership.

As reported, on May 13-14, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko makes a working visit to Brussels to participate in the 10th Eastern Partnership anniversary celebrations.


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