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 "We will continue to assist Ukraine to improve its ability to defend itself," - NATO's Stoltenberg

NATO remains firm in support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of the defense ministers is held at the NATO HQ today, June 15. Minister of Defense of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak takes part in it, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

In his opening remarks, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg elaborated on the main topics to be discussed during the meeting.

"We will discuss the current security situation in Ukraine, the progress made in the implementation of defense reforms, and NATO's support. And we will pave the way for our meeting with President Poroshenko at the Warsaw Summit."

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Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO remained firm in its support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"We will continue to assist Ukraine to improve its ability to defend itself," he said.

According to NATO secretary-general, the transformation of Ukraine's armed forces while the nation is engaged in conflict in the east is a daunting task.

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"But we have seen some good progress in developing the necessary framework for reforms in the defense and security sector. And it is important to move forward with reforms. For the stability of Ukraine. And the security of Europe," NATO secretary-general underlined.
 
 
 
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