Slovak government supports Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO

Slovak government supports Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO

The Slovak government has adopted a Foreign Policy Strategy for 2021, which, in particular, envisages cooperation with Ukraine and support for its aspirations to join the North Atlantic Alliance, according to a respective document posted on the website of the Slovak government.

"A stable, democratic and prosperous Ukraine remains a strategic interest of the Slovak Republic. Following President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit in September 2020, Slovakia continues to deepen political dialogue and practical cooperation with Ukraine, assisting it in the reform process and transformations at all levels of government. We will continue to support Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations and advance its priority on the EU and NATO agenda," the strategy reads.

It also says that Bratislava intends to participate in the efforts of the international community for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas and the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity, including support for the Trilateral Contact Group and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

In addition, Slovakia plans to participate in activities within the Crimean Platform.

Slovak specialists are also expected to participate in international missions in Ukraine - OSCE SMM, EUAM, EUBAM.

With regard to relations with Russia, the document states that Slovakia will continue to adhere to EU and NATO positions, including sanctions.


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