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 NATO pledges to strengthen political pressure on Russia over escalation in Donbas

The NATO-Ukraine Commission held extraordinary meeting in connection with the new spike of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press office of Ukraine's Mission to NATO, at the meeting Mission's Head ad interim Yehor Bozhok informed the Allies about the current situation and Ukraine's assessment of future plans of the Kremlin.

In turn, the Allies emphasized that NATO clearly understood that the latest escalation was instigated by Russia and its militants. NATO has expressed its concern about the fact that not only the military, but also peaceful residents of Avdiivka, Sartana, Shyrokyne and other cities and villages fell victims to the militants' attacks. The NATO member states expressed condolences to Ukraine on the death of servicemen and civilians.

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NATO also stressed that such Russia's actions against Ukraine ruled out possible talks on sanctions lifting and reestablishing ties with the Kremlin.

The Alliance expressed its intention to strengthen political pressure on Russia and keep the security situation in Ukraine one of the top priorities of NATO agenda during its contacts with Russia.

As reported, the NATO-Ukraine Commission held an extraordinary meeting to discuss recent developments in the Donbas on Feb. 8.

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