"President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The president expressed gratitude to NATO for its consistent support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its solidarity in countering Russian aggression," the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.
In particular, Poroshenko informed Stoltenberg about the situation in Donbas and stressed the importance of deploying UN multinational peacekeeping forces in the occupied part of Donbas.
The head of state stressed that Ukraine continued to implement the course of Euro-Atlantic integration and reform of the security and defense sector in accordance with the NATO standards and with the involvement of the Alliance's practical assistance.
In this regard, the Secretary General of the Alliance praised the recent adoption of the Law on National Security.
The parties also discussed preparations for Ukraine's participation in the NATO Summit in Brussels in July 2018.
Stoltenberg invited the Ukrainian president to take part in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of the heads of state and government, as well as in the high-level meeting of the member states and partner countries of the Peacekeeping Mission "Resolute Support" in Afghanistan.
In addition, Poroshenko and Stoltenberg called for the release of all Ukrainian hostages held in prisons both in Russia and in the occupied territories as soon as possible.