NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s visit to Ukraine, which is scheduled for August 7, is a sign of the alliance’s support for Ukraine’s road to Europe.
Deputy Director of the Policy and Communication Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Vasyl Zvarych said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“This visit is very important to Ukraine amid current Russian aggression. Such a move shows that the North Atlantic Alliance supports the European road of development of the Ukrainian state and society,” the diplomat said.
He also said that the visit “will be a clear signal that in a modern system of civilized relations between states there is no place for flagrant violations of international law and that the international community speaks with one voice in support of the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.”
Zvarych said that in Kyiv, Rasmussen would meet with the leadership of the country to discuss Ukraine-NATO cooperation, including preparations for a meeting of the joint commission (scheduled for September).
According to the diplomat, the secretary general will arrive in Ukraine at the invitation of President Petro Poroshenko.