NATO Helps Ukraine Combat Russia’s Military Build-Up in Crimea

Ambassador Kurt Volker with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller. Photo: NATO
Ambassador Kurt Volker with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller. Photo: NATO

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (26 July 2017).

Ms. Gottemoeller and Ambassador Volker discussed the security situation in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s reforms, and NATO’s support for Ukraine.

“I was pleased to meet with Kurt Volker today. We agreed that the situation in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s military build-up in Crimea continue to be of great concern. Russia must respect the Minsk Agreements, which are vital for Ukraine’s security and stability,” said the Deputy Secretary General.

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NATO continues to provide strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Through ten different Trust Funds, NATO Allies have pledged almost forty million euros to support Ukraine – in areas such as command and control, cyber defence, and medical rehabilitation.

Ambassador Volker previously served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO from 2008 to 2009.

Photo courtesy: NATO

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