Stoltenberg, Lavrov to discuss situation in Ukraine

Stoltenberg, Lavrov to discuss situation in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss a package of topical issues, including the situation in Ukraine.

The NATO head said this to journalists, an Ukrinform correspondent reported from Brussels.

"I intend to meet with Foreign Minister Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference. I believe that it provides useful principles for a dialogue with Russia," Stoltenberg said.

The NATO head said that the sides would discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in Ukraine, as well as ways to prevent its deterioration.

At the same time, he has stressed once again that Ukraine is a close partner of NATO.

"NATO will continue to support Ukraine. We provide strong political support to Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. We also help Ukraine to modernize its armed forces and to carry out reforms," he said.


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