President briefs NATO secretary general on situation in Donbas

President briefs NATO secretary general on situation in Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to brief him on the situation in Donbas and thank him for helping counteract Russian aggression, the press service of the head of state has reported.

"The president expressed his gratitude to NATO for consistent political support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and important practical assistance in countering Russian aggression. The head of state informed the secretary general about the situation in Donbas and the ceasefire violated by Russian occupation forces," reads the statement.

At the same time, Poroshenko confirmed that Ukraine continued to implement the Euro-Atlantic integration course and actively reformed the security and defense sector in accordance with NATO standards. In this regard, the recent approval by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of a draft law on national security was noted.

During the conversation, the sides also discussed topical issues of further interaction as part of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, the press service reported.

As reported, on January 17, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council approved a draft law on Ukraine's national security, which contains provisions on the introduction of civilian control over the security and defense sector.


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