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NATO Welcomes Progress In Ukraine's Reforms In Security Sector

NATO Welcomes Progress In Ukraine's Reforms In Security Sector

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) supports Ukraine's efforts in reforming the security and defense sector and welcomes progress in them.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this during a meeting of the Ukraine - NATO Commission in Kyiv on Monday, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

He says independent and stable Ukraine is a key factor for Euro-Atlantic security.

"NATO is a friend of Ukraine and Ukraine is a fiend of NATO," he said.

The NATO Secretary General says the visit of the NATO delegation to Ukraine is the demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine and firm support to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

He says that starting from 2014, NATO has increased its support for Ukraine significantly.

Stoltenberg notes that the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016 has resulted in the decision on the introduction of the Alliance's comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine for security objectives and the implementation of broad security and defense reforms.

"Russia continues its aggressive actions against Ukraine, but NATO and member states of the Alliance are on your side. Member states of the Alliance will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and we are worried with the situation in the east of Ukraine," he said.

He says the Minsk agreements must be implemented in full and the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe must be provided with full and unimpeded access to any territory of Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Ukraine - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commission has started its meeting in Kyiv.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and 29 delegations of the NATO member states are visiting Ukraine on July 9-10.

On July 6, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a Decree that anchors at legislative level obtaining of a membership in the NATO by Ukraine as a priority in domestic and foreign policies.

On July 7, President Poroshenko appointed First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko the head of Ukraine's Mission to NATO.

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