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 NATO welcomes adoption of Strategic Defense Bulletin, - Klympush-Tsyntsadze on meeting with Stoltenberg

North Atlantic Treaty Organization has positively reacted to the adoption of the Strategic Defense Bulletin, which has been recently signed by Ukrainian President Poroshenko.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Ukrinform, this was announced at today's meeting of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, as well as at a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at ambassadorial level on Wednesday in Brussels.

"I had a chance to inform the ambassadors about the ongoing changes and reforms in Ukraine, about our plans to reform the country's security and defense sector. The Alliance is extremely positive about the adoption and signing by President Poroshenko of the Strategic Defense Bulletin," the Ukrainian deputy prime minister said.

She stressed that representatives of all NATO member states voiced their support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

In addition, Klympush-Tsyntsadze said that those allies who are also EU members backed the extension of economic sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented.

"Much attention was also paid to the issue of civil and democratic control in the course of reforms over the military organization of the state. I am convinced that we are on the right track in this matter, as it is stipulated in our strategic documents," she remarked.

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She also reported that a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of defense ministers is scheduled for June 15 in Brussels.

"We hope that a comprehensive assistance program for Ukraine will be approved at this meeting and further supported at the Warsaw Summit of NATO," Klympush-Tsyntsadze said.

She recalled that a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of heads of state and government will take place at the Warsaw Summit.

"This is a unique approach offered exclusively to Ukraine that indicates special attention and a signal to us from the Alliance," the politician noted.

As previously reported, on May 20, the National Security and Defense Council approved the Strategic Defense Bulletin and a number of issues related to planning and implementation of the State Defense Order.

"This is a road map of defense and security sector reform necessary for the transition to NATO standards," Poroshenko said.

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