"NATO is providing strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Strong political support for Ukraine meaning we are defending their sovereignty and territorial integrity, and we are still conveying a very strong message that Crimea is illegally annexed. It's not part of Russia, it's part of Ukraine. We don't recognize the illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea," Stoltenberg stated.
Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that it is not the Allliance that advances towards East, but the East strives to join NATO.
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