NATO's support to Ukraine and the Alliance's review of its relations with Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis will top the agenda at a two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers which starts on Tuesday (1 April 2014)
Foreign ministers of NATO Member States and Ukraine to meet at NATO HQ in Brussels in frames of NATO-Ukraine Commission
The ministers’ first working session will focus on increasing support for Ukraine and on the consequences of Russia’s illegal military actions against Ukraine for NATO-Russia relations. NATO foreign ministers will then meet with their Ukrainian counterpart Andrii Deshchytsia in a session of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. This will be an opportunity to take decisions on how the Alliance can further support Ukraine with its defence reforms.
Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will also hold bilateral meetings with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and a number of foreign ministers of NATO Member States.
The NUC meeting will be focused on the current state of political and security situation in Ukraine, timetable of active political dialogue in the nearest future and ways of intensifying cooperation between Ukraine and NATO to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country, to restore its capability and combat readiness as well as logistical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to strengthen the capacity of scientific and practical sector of our country, to enhance its preparedness against possible emergencies and to improve critical infrastructure protection amidst Russian military aggression.