NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said it was too early to speak of Ukraine’s accession to the Alliance’s opportunity-building program.
This is reported by the NPF, referring to “Unian. ”
Today, April 14, Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a videoconference for journalists at NATO Headquarters. The Secretary General of the Alliance said that it was too early to speak of Ukraine’s accession to the NATO opportunity-building program.
But at the same time, Stoltenberg noted Ukraine’s strategic assistance it provided to NATO countries during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Stoltenberg, the delivery of medical equipment from China to NATO countries by Ukrainian aircraft An-225 Mriya and An-224 Ruslan is a testament to the cooperation between Ukraine and the Alliance.
Journalists asked Stoltenberg if the aid provided by Kiev could accelerate Ukraine’s acquisition of the status of the Alliance’s capacity-building program.
To which Mr. Stoltenberg replied:
“It is quite early, it is for me to judge, but we are doing everything to strengthen the partnership between Ukraine and NATO.”
He also noted that NATO has many partner countries, and Ukraine is one of them. According to him, cooperation between Ukraine and the Alliance will not only continue, but will also deepen.
Stoltenberg also noted that both Ukraine and NATO countries have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, it is a challenge for all and we must fight it together.
We wrote earlier that Putin’s ally Tsekov had threatened Ukraine with a loss of sovereignty.